"The Amish Midwife's Secret" Is One Too Good To Keep

Title:  The Amish Midwife's Secret
Series:  (Love & Promises #2)
Author:  Rachel J. Good
Length:  384 pages
Date Of Publication:  November 27th, 2018
Publisher:  Forever
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.

"The Amish Teacher's Gift might have been the first book I've read by Rachel J. Good, but it won't be my last." - Shelley Shepard Gray, New York Times bestselling author

The Love & Promises series:
The Amish Teacher's Gift
The Amish Midwife's Secret
The Amish Widow's Rescue

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My Thoughts

Rachel J. Good's The Amish Midwife's Secret is a story that achieves the perfect blend of family, faith, and forgiveness. Without ever losing sight of both the building of a wholesome yet believable romance. And an emotionally charged storyline.

Said storyline in this case involving Dr. Kyle Miller. A man whose past it seems is about to catch up with him in a most unexpected way. When a phone call from the doctor of his Amish country hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania calls to offer him the gift of a lifetime.
The sole ownership of the elder physician's practice.
An offer that should and would be any young doctor's dream.
Unless of course, going back home to pursue said dream would mean that one has to also go back to the people and places that comprise the stuff of one's greatest nightmare.
As it does for Kyle.

Adding to the complications that facing the demons of one's past; while attempting to assure the security of one's future. As per Kyle.
His rather eventful introduction to the strong willed and beautiful Leah Stoltzfus. A young woman torn between remaining loyal to a religion and a way of life that just may cost her dreams of the profession that she loves.
For midwifery certification requires a level of education that her strict Amish faith forbids.
Leah also appears to have more than a few secrets of her own.
Some of which concern Kyle. And if revealed, could help him heal from the one horrific tragedy for which he now blames himself.
Secrets that, as she and the good doctor become closer, as workmates, friends, and possibly more. Become harder to keep secret.
But at what cost?
And is she the only one in Kyle's life who may have secrets to share, powerful enough to rewrite the chapters of his broken past?

This exquisitely penned tale is an utter joy to read. Combining suspense, mystery, drama, clean romance, and a faith based plot. 
Because its authoress takes time to craft each and every aspect of her story. Everything about said story is perfect.
Leaving readers free to fully enjoy and explore the world we see before us.
Character interaction and plot complexity play key roles in this process.
While the simplicity and forthright nature of the Amish is also allowed to shine.
This book is recommended for those readers looking for a faith based romance. Those already acquainted with such reads. And those looking for a well rounded story tailor made to warm the heart.

Reviewer's Note: The Amish Midwife's Secret is the second book in the Love and Promises series. It may be read as a standalone. Or as part of its intended series.

About Rachel
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 have this ARC and can't wait to read it.

  2. I just skimmed this review as I will be reading this book in a few days.


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