Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Review: The Amish Midwife’s Secret

TitleThe Amish Midwife’s Secret
Author:  Rachel J. Good
Series:  Love and Promises #2
Genre:  Inspirational Romance
Publisher:  Forever
Format:  Print ARC
No. of pages: 384
Date of Publication: November 27, 2018
My Rating: 5 Stars


An Amish midwife and an Englisch doctor must embrace their differences to rescue a baby in need in this uplifting romance that will "capture your heart and leave you smiling" (Amy Lillard). 

Kyle Miller never planned on becoming a country doctor. But when he's offered a medical practice in his sleepy hometown, Kyle knows he must return... and face the painful past he left behind. Except the Amish community isn't quite ready for Kyle. Especially the pretty midwife who refuses to compromise her traditions with his modern medicine...

The more Leah Stoltzfus works with the handsome Englisch doctor, the more she finds herself caught between the expectations of her family and her own hopes for the future. It will take one surprising revelation and one helpless baby in need of love to show Leah and Kyle that their bond may be greater than their differences... if Leah can find the courage to follow her heart.


Having just read The Amish Teacher's Gift, there was no doubt in my mind that this would be an incredible story. I definitely was not disappointed.

Dr. Kyle Miller gets an unusual phone call from his Amish hometown in Pennsylvania. The town’s doctor is offering Kyle his home and entire medical practice as the aging doctor wants to retire. As incredible as this offer is, Kyle has several sincere reasons to decline it. Reluctantly, Kyle agrees to take time out of his demanding schedule to spend a few days working with the other doctor.

There are many problems Kyle is faced with while making this difficult decision. For one thing, he had a tragic past there and can truly never, ever imagine making that place his home again. However, the doctor is pressing him, and Kyle has a lot of trouble simply saying no, although he cannot bring himself to saying yes.

Leah Stoltzfus is an Amish midwife in training. She is more than overwhelmed at the moment. In addition, she is running her family’s store, studying and courting a man named Ben. Leah finds herself in the company of Kyle while dealing with patients during his visit. She is truly perplexed. In part, she has a secret that she is keeping from Kyle. Worse than that, she is quite drawn to him. She is thoroughly confused. He is Englisch, for one thing, and this is against her Amish ways, there is something that she is dreading telling him, and there is the fact that she is courting Ben.

As stated, I read the first book in this series just previously. I am now familiar with the incredible talent that inspirational romance writer Rachel J. Good has. Her stories are multi-layered, sensitive and sweet. Her books are very well researched and her writing style is impeccable. This is a very engaging story and had a wonderful conclusion. Not only do I definitely want to continue with this series, I now want to go back and begin the Sisters and Friends series as well.

Although this book can do well as a standalone, it is the second in a series and is connected to other stories.

Many thanks to Forever for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Rachel J. Good grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for her Amish novels. A former teacher and librarian, she completed her MA from Vermont College while raising five children. She is presently an MFA student at Hollins University. In addition to having more than 2300 articles and 40 books in print or forthcoming under several pseudonyms, she also juggles freelance editing and illustration careers.


  1. I love a sweet romance and it sounds like this one is worth the read. Great review! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great review. Thanks for sharing.
    Gemma @ www.gemmasbooknook.blogspot.com

  3. Happy you enjoyed this one! What a unique story idea - excellent review!

  4. Lovely review. Not sure it would be a book for me though.

  5. I don't think this is a book for me but I really liked reading your review :)

  6. I do not like Amish stories that much, sorry.

  7. This sounds so good! I will have to check this out!