A Mother For Leah

Christian - Amish
382 Pages
Reviewed on 04/06/2017
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Author Biography

Rachel L Miller writes sweet Amish romance with a focus on faith, family and friendship.

She feels very strongly that God has led her to live a simpler lifestyle – thus her deep kinship with the plain people. She enjoys spending time with her family and doing fun, simple things like swimming, making sun tea, sitting outside watching the sunrise or listening to rain fall on the tin roof.

Rachel enjoys writing Amish fiction and hopes that the purity of her stories will allow God's message to shine through more clearly. She also writes Contemporary Inspirational Romance - and with all of her stories she focuses on presenting romance the way God intended it to be.

Readers can connect with Rachel on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads and her website: rlmauthor.com

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

The Amish lead a simple life. Led by their strong beliefs in God, their work ethic and the way they actually live their lives is a testament to their faith. Leah is Amish. A middle child of eleven, she lost her mother at a young age to cancer. Her father, Samuel, didn’t rush into remarrying, so when, ten years later, he finds and rescues a young widow he’s never before met, things start to take a different turn.

Rachel Miller’s Amish novel, A Mother for Leah: Windy Gap Wishes Book One, is a comfortable read. There is no conflict to spur this story forward; rather, it’s a simple story of faith and the never-ending cycle of life amongst the Amish, the cycle that leads the people through childhood, learning the faith, being baptized, marrying, having children and leading the next generation forward. The author uses words and phrases common amongst the Amish, both in English and in the old German/Dutch dialect used by the Amish (a glossary appears at the beginning to help the reader translate). Whilst the use of German/Dutch words here and there do add a touch of ambiance and sense of place to the story, it is somewhat overused at times. Overall, a pleasant read, a story written with compassion.