Series: Windy Gap Wishes
Genre: Christian, Romance, Amish
Publisher: S&G Publishing
Publication date: February 1, 2017
Will Leah Fisher find love because of a buggy accident? Could love soften her heart so that she is able to see her answered prayers in Naomi Yoder or will she drive a wedge between her father and the only woman he has shown interest in since Elisabeth Fisher’s death? Leah Fisher lost her mother ten years ago. She is rapidly approaching womanhood and the lack is becoming more difficult every day. Will she be able to recognize love when it’s right in front of her? Could love be the key to Leah opening her heart, making room for the woman her father intends to marry… or will she stubbornly cling to the memory of her own mother? Will Leah be able to let go of her own ideas and realize that God truly does know best for her or will she allow love to slip through her fingers, destroying Samuel Fisher and Naomi Yoder’s happiness at the same time? – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – A Mother for Leah is a story about finding love and joy again after an unexpected tragedy rocks an Amish family’s life. Sweet, compelling, and filled with a charming cast of characters who will resonate with readers of all ages. ~ Suzanne Woods Fisher, bestselling author of The Quieting
Rachel L Miller writes sweet Amish romance with a focus on faith, family and friendship.
She feels very strongly that God has led her to live a simpler lifestyle; thus her deep kinship with the plain people. She enjoys spending time with her family and doing fun, simple things like swimming, making sun tea, sitting outside watching the sunrise or listening to rain fall on the tin roof.
Rachel enjoys writing Amish fiction and hopes that the purity of her stories will allow God’s message to shine through more clearly. She also writes Contemporary Inspirational Romance – and with all of her stories she focuses on presenting romance the way God intended it to be.
Readers can connect with Rachel on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads and her website.
- Who or what inspired you to become an author? My mother is who truly inspired me. I have been a storyteller for as long as I can remember, but she was the one who really pushed me to write, and she was the one who believed in me the most.
- What did you want to be when you grew up? Did becoming an author ever cross your mind? I never settled on a specific career. I always wanted to be a mother more than anything else. Becoming an author was always a pipe dream… I never thought it was even remotely possible for me.
- What can you tell us about your research and writing process for A Mother for Leah? There was a considerable amount of research, most of which meant reading. I have read quite a few non-fiction books and at least one fiction book by every major author of Amish fiction on the market today; trying to get a feel for where I wanted my community, what sort of rules and standards I wanted, etc… And then, of course, we had to visit actual Amish communities.
- What inspired the idea for A Mother for Leah? Prayer. The story was entirely God-led. I had no idea where I wanted any of it to go when I started. I just prayed and followed where God led me.
- What do you want readers to take away from reading A Mother for Leah? I hope that readers will take away a sense that they are not alone in whatever personal struggles they are dealing with. I hope that readers will be inspired to bring their families closer together.
- When you are not writing, what other “hats” do you wear? Mother, Graphics Designer, Website Builder, Personal Assistant
A Mother for Leah is a heartwarming story of a young girl who needs to grow and move on from her mother’s death. She is of courting age during the story (with the exception of the prologue), which some may misunderstand by the story’s title. However, we all need mothers no matter what age we are, or what stage of life we are in. Leah needed someone to guide her, and help her come out of her shell, as well as someone who could set a Godly example in her life as an Amish woman.
I did feel Samuel and Naomi’s initial reaction could have been drawn out a little more. I would have liked to see them get to know each other a little bit, rather than have the automatic thought that it was God’s will for them to get married. But I did find it endearing that Samuel was able to make Naomi blush at the age they were. It reminded me that romance can blossom at any time – not just when we are young.
Ms. Miller’s simplistic writing style makes this story good for both young adults and adults. The ending leaves you wondering about dear Rebekah and what might lie ahead for her. Hint – the title of book two might give us a clue! I look forward to seeing what happens with Rebekah, and hope to see more about Leah and Jacob. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Reviewers: Perrianne Askew