Monday, November 27, 2017

Review (+ Tour GIVEAWAY): A Mother for Leah

A Mother for Leah
By Rachel L. Miller
Windy Gap Wishes #1
S&G Publishing, 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

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My thoughts

If Gotte knew the best plan for them both,
who was Samuel to disagree?

A Mother for Leah is a well-written traditional Amish story and I enjoyed it very much. Rachel L. Miller is an excellent writer and has crafted an entertaining story about a family coping with change after the loss of the mother, and their emotional struggles are the same as any of us would face. Faith is at the core of the story – a belief in God’s plan and God’s timing.

Leah, one of several children in the Fisher family, is an appealing character. When the children were first mentioned at the beginning, I thought surely some were cousins – but no! If I didn’t overlook any, there are eleven children in all, and what great material for future stories. Leah is on the brink of courtship age, longing for the Mamm she had prayed for, but struggling with feelings of betrayal as Samuel becomes interested in Naomi.

Readers will enjoy two romances – Samuel/Naomi and Leah/Jacob. Instant attraction was present in both cases – and while I can understand that, it all seemed a little too surface level for me and I wished for more depth in the grown of their relationships. Still, I enjoyed A Mother for Leah and am eager for more Fisher family stories.


I was provided a copy of this book through Singing Librarian Book Tours. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.


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.



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