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The Amish Midwife's Secret Blog Tour & Giveaway by Rachel L. Good

Posted by [email protected] on December 4, 2018 at 9:30 PM

About the Book

Book: The Amish Midwife’s Secret

Author: Rachel J. Good

Genre: Inspirational Amish Romance

Release Date: November 27, 2018

”A beautiful story of forgiveness and second chances.” -Shelley Shepard Gray, New York Times bestselling author

They won’t see eye-to-eye until they meet heart-to-heart…

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 herbal cures and Amish 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

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About the Author

Inspirational author Rachel J. Good writes life-changing, heart-tugging novels of faith, hope, and forgiveness. The author of several Amish romance series, she grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for many of her stories. Striving to be as authentic as possible, she spends time with her Amish friends, doing chores on their farm and attending family events.

Rachel’s Amish series include Sisters & Friends (Charisma House/Harlequin), Love & Promises (Grand Central), Hearts of Amish Country (Annie’s Book Club), and Surprised by Love as well as several anthologies—Springs of Love, Love’s Thankful Heart, Plain Everyday Heroes—and the Amish Quilts Coloring Books.



Kyle Miller, is led back to his Amish community when he is offered to take over a retiring doctors medical practice. Leah, learning to be a midwife, finds herself working together with Kyle, but a secret from their past haunts them both.


The story has intrigue, lots of surprises, and a romance that seems impossible. I loved the main characters and Leah's strong Faith. Kyle's faith on the other hand is a constant struggle for him.

The ending wrapped up everything nicely. I enjoyed reading The Amish Midwife's Secret and would highly recommend it.


I received an copy from Celebrate Lit and voluntarily chose to review it.

Guest Post from Rachel

The Amish and Herbal Remedies

As many of you know, my Amish novels are based on real life. I get ideas from hanging around Amish friends, hearing their stories and observing their lives. I’d never invade their privacy by telling their stories exactly as they happen, but the things I learn trigger plot ideas.

I’ve always been fascinated by the way the Amish approach healing. Once thing I’ve learned is that, although they’re usually willing to visit doctors, they don’t always take the medicines that are prescribed. Instead, they often substitute herbal remedies. That, and several visits to one of my favorite Amish natural products stores, gave me an idea for one of the conflicts in The Amish Midwife’s Secret.

Leah, an Amish midwife, prefers herbal remedies. Of course, that puts her in direct conflict with Kyle, the new Englisch doctor in town, who only believes in science and traditional medicine. Put the two together and lots of sparks fly. Of course, some of those sparks are also of a romantic nature.

Leah is not only a midwife, but her family owns a natural products store. She knows the best herbs for healing. Rather than sending a small boy to the hospital for pneumonia, Leah covers the baby’s chest with a warm mixture of onions and other herbs and spices (some Amish friends prefer raw onion for congestion), and she feds the baby fresh pineapple juice for his cough.

As a doctor, Kyle is horrified. He wants to admit the baby to a hospital at once. And he expects the old country doctor he’s replacing to back him up. Instead, Dr. Hess informs Kyle that many of the Amish go to doctors for a diagnosis, but then rely on herbal treatments rather than prescriptions.

Kyle, who’s been debating about whether to stay in Amish country or move to a big-city hospital, decides to remain in Lancaster and make it his mission to prevent the Amish midwife from harming newborns and their mothers. He certainly doesn’t expect to have his eyes opened to other ways to handle illnesses. But he has to admit, Leah’s methods do seem to work. When a crisis comes, they soon discover that it takes both of them to save a baby.


A extra little secret: Those of you who get my newsletter already know this, but Kyle in The Amish Midwife’s Secret appeared in two earlier books. The Midwife story stands alone, but if you want to know more about Kyle and Emma’s past, you can find it in the Sisters & Friends series, Book 1, Change of Heart, and Book 2, Buried Secrets.

Blog Stops

Among the Reads, November 27


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The Avid Reader, November 28


A Baker’s Perspective, November 28


Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, November 28


Genesis 5020, November 29


Reading Is My SuperPower, November 29


cherylbbookblog, November 29


Because I said so- adventures in parenting, November 30


Bigreadersite, November 30


Quiet Quilter, December 1


Blossoms and Blessings, December 1


Bibliophile Reviews, December 2


Britt Reads Fiction, December 2


Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, December 3


Captive Dreams Window, December 3


Cafinated Reads, December 4


Chas Ray’s Book Nerd Corner, December 4


Carpe Diem, December 4


Maureen’s Musings, December 5


Christian Author, J.E. Grace, December 5


Janices book reviews, December 6


D’S QUILTS & BOOKS, December 7


Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, December 7


For the Love of Literature, December 7


Inklings and notions, December 8


Jeanette’s Thoughts, December 8

Moments, December 9


Random Thoughts From a Bookworm, December 9


Texas Book-aholic, December 9


Miss Tinas Amish Book Review, December 10


The Becca Files, December 10


Vicky Sluiter, December 10


To celebrate her tour, Rachel is giving away a grand prize package of two faceless Amish dolls and an autographed copy of The Amish Midwife’s Secret and Plain Everyday Heroes!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries! Click the link below to enter.


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