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Abigail’s New Hope
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Release Date: April 2011
Page Count: 288
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Binding: Perfectbound
ISBN: 978-0-7369-3009-3
Case Lot Quantity: 56
Collection/Series Name: The Wayne County Series
Series: 1

Abigail’s New Hope

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As an Amish midwife, Abigail Graber loves bringing babies into the world. But when a difficult delivery takes a devastating turn, Abigail is faced with some hard choices. Despite her best efforts, the young mother dies—but the baby is saved.

When a heartless judge confines Abigail to the county jail for her mistakes, her sister Catherine comes to care for her children while Daniel works his fields. Catherine meets Daniel’s reclusive cousin, Isaiah, who’s deaf and thought to be simple minded by his community. She endeavors to teach him to communicate and discovers he possesses unexpected gifts and talents.

While Abigail searches for forgiveness, Catherine changes lives and, in return, finds love, something long elusive in her life. And Isaiah discovers God, who cares nothing about our handicaps or limitations in His sustaining love.

An inspirational tale of overcoming grief, maintaining faith, and finding hope in an ever-changing world.

About This Series: Fans of superb Amish fiction will welcome the rich and moving stories of The Wayne County series by the bestselling author of A Widow’s Hope, Never Far from Home, and The Way to a Man’s Heart.

Meet the author

Mary Ellis

Mary Ellis

Mary Ellis is the bestselling author of many books, including A Widow's Hope, An Amish Family Reunion, and Living in Harmony. She and her husband live in central Ohio, where they try to live a simpler style of life.

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A Word from the Author

“I'd heard from several people about an Amish woman's test of faith while incarcerated in Ohio, so I had to write this story. Grief and suffering will visit each one of us. It's whom we turn to that makes all the difference in the world. I truly hope you enjoy!”
Mary Ellis, author of Abigail's New Hope

Editorial Reviews

“Ellis’s (Wayne County Series) new Amish series launch is a gripping tale of choices made and faith tested. Recommend this one to fans of Jodi Picoult’s Plain Truth and Chris Bohjalian’s Midwives, as well as those who enjoy their Amish fiction with a touch of suspense.”

“This is another terrific Amish novel by Mary Ellis that you will find hard to put down.”

“This is a story that will pull your heart strings as Abby struggles to make the right decision which will impact her family.”
Five Star Book Reviews

Abigail’s New Hope is a touching story that will hold special appeal for women of all ages.”
Church Libraries

“…Abigail's New Hope will have readers feeling refreshed with the variety of plots unraveling in both the Graber and Fisher families.”

“A story not only of perseverance and faith, but also of a love that accepts, protects and learns to do what is best for the other. A sweet romance with characters not afraid to live their faith.”

“As with other books by Ms. Ellis, her knowledge of Amish life comes to life for her readers. I found that reading about the simple way of life (was) a pleasant way to spend some time. If you enjoy a good Amish inspirational story, you’ll enjoy Abigail’s New Hope.”

“As always, I enjoy reading about the Amish lifestyle. This book really showed how much they value their family and community, and how they are willing to stick together through thick and thin.”

“This book was a delight to read, I zipped through it in a few hours, flipped back through and re-read parts of it, that I had enjoyed so much! A story you would never expect to hear centered around an Amish family, which makes it even more enjoyable. I really enjoyed Mary Ellis' book, and cannot wait to read more of this series!”

Abigail’s New Hope started in a way that I loved, and I knew this would be a book I was going to enjoy…When a book stirs my senses like that on the first couple of pages, I know I am going to have a wonderful reading experience.

“From the strong start to the satisfying ending, Abigail’s New Hope did not disappoint me at all. Every aspect of this book was perfect in my eyes. I loved the characters, the story, the setting, and above all, the writing. Mary Ellis is an author who I have never read before, but I will never hesitate to pick up one her books in the future…I highly recommend this wonderful story that is going on my favorites list.”
C. Kendall

“This is a strong refreshing inspirational that has all the key players changing during the exciting story line.”

“I believe that everyone needs to pickup this book and read it because it is a wonderful story.”

“If you’re up for Amish fiction that’s a little different from the standard, this is probably a good book to check out!”

“I really enjoyed Mary Ellis's close ties with the Amish community. They show so beautifully in this book. I feel that I have been there, and blessed for it! I love the details, and I loved the depth and passion in this book!”

“I really enjoyed this book with its gripping story…”

“What a great story! I've never read Mary Ellis before, but this book shows what a great author she is. So many unexpected things happened in this book, it sure kept me on [my] toes. I highly recommend it.”

“I have really enjoyed this book, it is a deeper read than some of the Amish stories I have read and it's one I'll most likely read again.”


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10/07/15 Kim K.


“I absolutely love this writer and the book is simply amazing—captures you right away that you can’t put it down!”

“From the first page unto the last, the story flowed, the characters vividly realistic, the circumstances so believable. A must read!”

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“I started reading it and could not put it down. I really enjoyed it...Keep up the good work Mary.”
April Barnett

“This is a beautiful story of enduring love, devotion, and faith. It was the kind of story that you couldn’t wait for the ending. And then, you find yourself hoping that the story doesn’t end! Mary Ellis is a gifted story teller and is now my favorite author.”
Donna Taylor

“Our Amish neighbors agree...Abigail's New Hope is a great book! Mary's books just keep getting better and better! This story brings home issues and blessings of these women's lives. Here in Ohio's Amish Country, we love Mary's books!”
Carol Lee & Owen Shevlin, innkeepers at Simple Pleasures Bed and Breakfast

Abigail's New Hope provides a fascinating look at the life of an Amish midwife. As always, Mary's writing is easy to read. It's a perfect lazy summer day read. I highly recommend this both enlightening and sweet romantic story.”
Marie Lawrie

“This is a very well written story. I simply could not put the book down. Mary Ellis has a wonderful way of describing the setting, the characters, the food, and the way people think. You will not be disappointed in this wonderful book and I am looking forward to the sequel.”
—Nancy Soos

“I love reading these books. I am typically not a reader, but I have read all of Mary's books and I love reading them. I recently moved from Ohio to Texas, and I enjoy reading about places I know and have visited.”
Launa Petruccio

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