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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Abigail's New Hope

One thing that Abigail Graber never expected in all her years as an Amish midwife was to find police cars at her home. Thinking the worst when she arrived home, she was relived that it wasn't about her two children. Yet when the Sheriff explained that he was here to arrest Abigail for the recent death of Ruth Fisher who died in childbirth, while Abigail was delivering her baby.

To say she was more than shocked would be an understatement. Learning that the charges against her involve two felonies, she isn't sure what she will do. She writes a letter to her sister Catherine explaining the situation and asking if she can come to assist her husband, Daniel and care for the children.

Not sure how long that she will have to stay until Abigail goes to court, Catherine takes on the difficult responsibilities of caring for her niece and nephew as well as Daniel who is handling the situation with his wife as well as he can. What Catherine doesn't expect is to discover Daniel's reclusive cousin, Isaiah who is deaf. When she begins to reach out to him through discovering his world, she begins to see things through God's eyes and she changes in the process and finds love.

I received the book Abigail's New Hope by Mary Ellis compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review. I love this book in the ways it shares so many storied in one book. There is the persecution of Abigail and the walk of her faith in all areas of her life while being in jail. She ministers to those around her and even though her husband begins to question his own faith, Abigail's love for God comes shining through. This is the story of how much our own faith can be called in question and shows how God's presence will endure no matter what the cost.

This book is part of the Wayne County Series and I look forward to reading them all. This book was a breath of fresh air and taught me that our walk of faith may not be easy but is well worth it. I rate this book a 5 out of 5 stars. This book is available in paperback and eBook formats.

Here is even more incredible information about this book, the author and even a sneak peek.

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Abigail's New Hope
Harvest House Publishers (April 1, 2011)
Mary Ellis


A word from the author:I grew up close to the eastern Ohio Amish community of Geauga County, where my parents often took me to farmers’ markets and woodworking fairs. My husband and I now live within the largest population of Amish in the country–a four-county area in central Ohio. We love to take weekend getaways to purchase farm produce and other goodies, stay with Amish families in bed and breakfasts, attend country auctions and enjoy the simpler way of life.

This is my first series of novels set in the Amish community.

I would love to hear from readers of Christian novels. Please leave me a post at my blogsite.


As an Amish midwife, Abigail Graber loves bringing babies into the world. But when a difficult delivery takes a devastating turn, Abigail is faced with some hard choices. Despite her best efforts, the young mother dies—but the baby is saved.

When a heartless judge confines Abigail to the county jail for her mistakes, her sister Catherine comes to care for her children 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 endeavors to teach him to communicate and discovers he possesses unexpected gifts and talents.

While Abigail searches for forgiveness, Catherine changes lives and, in return, finds love, something long elusive in her life. And Isaiah discovers God, who cares nothing about our handicaps or limitations in His sustaining love.

An inspirational tale of overcoming grief, maintaining faith, and finding hope in an ever-changing world.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Abigail's New Hope, go HERE.

1 comment:

  1. I would love to read this book. I love books about the Amish. This one sounds intriguing.


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