Guarding the Amish Midwife by Dana R. Lynn ~ Review

Lucie's Review:

Lizzy Miller is a midwife, she is hesitant to go with a strange driver, but eventually agrees because he is the brother of her regular driver. But the new driver takes a strange route and makes an odd stop, next thing she knows she sees the driver shot. She takes off in the car, using the few driving skills that she learned while on her rumspringe.

Police Officer Isaac Yoder sees a young woman driving crazily and pulls her over, unwittingly saving her from the person in pursuit. He left the Amish when he was younger, having never been baptized, yet he understands their ways. He works with Lizzy to help find out who is after her for witnessing the murder, Isaac knows that he can’t ask Lizzy to act against her faith, so he finds ways to protect her while respecting her beliefs.

Action packed tale, I liked the believability of the plot and how Lizzy got all tangled up in everything.  Lizzy and Isaac make a good team, and I liked how respectful and mindful Isaac was of the fact that Lizzy had been baptized into the church and that there were things even for her safety that he couldn’t ask of her. There were many surprises along the way, and I liked the tension.

Isaac is a good man, and good at what he does, he has a passion for working with the dog, though he has lost contact with his family and his faith. Lizzy is struggles to trust others, after the trauma of her youth, fights with fears, yet clings to her faith.

While a great stand alone, this is the sequel to Plain Retribution, and if you have read that book I think it will make this one a must read, it will help you understand more of Lizzy’s past and reservations. I liked the plot, fast-paced, and it kept me guessing. Great interaction between the characters and I thought that the various facets of the story were used very well, creating tension that left me know knowing how this would end. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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