Wednesday, February 8, 2012
On My Nightstand - The Amish Midwife by Mindy Starns Clark & Leslie Gould
When her dying father gives her some tantalizing items, the questions they create in her mind push her to search for her birth family. Will she get the answers she wants, and will she want the answers she gets?
Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould team up to produce this tale fraught with dark secrets, tormented souls, and freedom. They hooked me from the get-go, and I finished in record time.
This is not your typical Amish book. There's interaction between Mennonite and Amish characters. They're portrayed as people with real problems, heartaches, and family dysfunction.
After reading Mindy's book, "Shadows of Lancaster County," I knew I'd be picking up more of her titles. I'm glad I selected this one.
Writers: Do you ever think about jumping into the Amish trend? Why or why not?
Readers: It's time for you to weigh in. If an Amish book has a great story line with elements of mystery, would you pick it up?