Monday, May 30, 2011

SARAH’S GIFT by Marta Perry

Pleasant Valley Book Four
Publisher: Berkley
Date: March 2011
ISBN: 978-0425238912
Inspirational Fiction
Trade Sized Paper
Reviewed by Pam
Obtained by Publisher

Sarah Mast, an Amish midwife, has come to the Pleasant Valley to help assist her Aunt Emma and to build a new life. Most of the women meet her with open arms, as the nearest doctor is far away. Sarah has asked a neighbour, Aaron Miller and his brothers to build an extension for her.

Aaron is against the idea of babies being born with only a midwife. After watching his mother die after giving birth, Aaron was left to bring up his brother’s and baby sister alone. Now his little sister wants to give birth in the settlement without a doctor, plus he’s begun to have feelings for Sarah. He has a dilemma and muddled feelings. Can he put it all behind him and support Sarah?

All the Pleasant Valley books are refreshing, different and interesting to read. The characters are all well thought out. Sarah, the heroine, is delightful, a woman with a strong work ethic and a loving nature. She looks after and helps her aunt. Aaron, the hero, has a turbulent time while trying not to like Sarah, but finds it hard when Sarah has to help his sister as they are snowed in. When an English Doctor takes Sarah to court, most of the community stand behind their midwives, as they want justice and a choice. No sex scenes, but still a delightful love story woven in. This is a book you could give to your mother or grandmother as there is nothing to offend in this tale.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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