Book Review | Sarah’s Gift
Author: Marta Perry
On February 27th ,1973 my mother Andree Gagne LaValley died seven hours after giving birth to me. I have always struggled with “survivor’s guilt” and felt that my much older siblings resented me for their loss even though they have reassured me that is not true.
When I began reading Sarah’s Gift-Pleasant Valley Book 4 by author Marta Perry the similar theme really brought back those raw emotions. The author truly captures the pain and struggles faced by a family who has suffered the loss of their beloved mother. In the midst of this pain, Sarah’s Gift is an inspirational and heart-warming story. Amish midwife Sarah Mast moves to Pleasant Valley to continue her aunt’s midwife practice. When she meets Aaron Miller, it is obvious that he does not support having a midwife deliver the children of their Amish community. Circumstances bring Sarah and Aaron together throughout the story but will he be able to move past his own inner turmoil to pursue a friendship with Sarah? What will happen when the local town doctor files a legal complaint again Sarah for practicing without a medicine without a license…………?
Sarah’s Gift-Pleasant Valley Book 4 is a wonderful continuation of the Pleasant Valley series of novels. Marta Perry has been blessed with such a gift for bringing her characters to life and providing a glimpse into the world of Amish culture.
I am an avid fan of Amish fiction and have been for years….exploring the Amish countryside in Sugarcreek Ohio with my husband brings me such peace and joy. Marta Perry is by far one of my favorite inspirational and Amish fiction authors. Sarah’s Gift-Pleasant Valley Book 4 is not a neatly wrapped package that sometimes plagues Amish fiction. It is a book with real issues, characters that are full of life and hope and a heartwarming strength….and of course the possibility of a romance.
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*