Thursday, April 7, 2011
Abigail's New Hope by Mary Ellis
Harvest House Publishers have Provided Me with A Complimentary Copy of this Book.
Amish midwife Abigail Graber loves bringing babies into the world. But when a difficult delivery takes a devastating turn, Abigail is faced with some of the hardest choices she has ever had to make. Despite all her efforts, the young mother dies-but the baby is saved.
When a heartless judge confines Abigail to the county jail, her younger sister, Catherine, comes to care for the home while Daniel works his fields. Catherine meets Daniel's reclusive cousin, Isaiah, who's deaf and thought to be simple-minded by his community. She teaches him how to communicates with his fellow man, and in so doing, discovers he possesses unexpected gifts and talents. Catherine makes a difference in all their lives and in return, finds love, while Isaiah discovers God, who cares not for our handicaps or limitations.
This book is a Good book. I believe that everyone needs to pickup this book and read it because it is a wonderful story. I thought it moved a little bit slow at first, but then it picked up speed and after that I could not put it down. Abigail Graber loved being a midwife, but when she supplies a drug to Ruth Fisher, she is sentenced to jail. Abigail writes to her sister and she comes to take care of Abigail’s family, her husband (Daniel) and her 2 children (Laura and Jake).
I believe that the Lord works in mysterious ways throughout the book, dealing with Abigail in jail and her husband has to learn how to cope without his precious Abby. But, when Abby’s sister comes to help out, different things happen. She falls for Isaiah, Daniel’s cousin and sparks fly between them. It is just a Great book and would suggest everyone read it.