Series: The Bishop's Daughters #1
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on March 11th 2016
Genres: Amish & Mennonite
When the two young women from completely different worlds forge a friendship, they don’t realize what tragic events will alter their bond.
Instead of going backpacking in Europe for the summer, pregnant eighteen-year-old Chloe Parrish ends up in Fields Corner. Her parents send her there to work in her aunt’s restaurant. Chloe’s parents and her boyfriend Logan want her to consider adoption.
Amish and happily married, Beth Byler is pregnant with her first baby. When she sees how sad Chloe seems at the doctor’s office, Beth asks if everything is okay. Although they come from different backgrounds, their pregnancies give them something to share and they become friends.
During their prenatal visits, Chloe and Beth meet a new obstetrician, Dr. Tony Cunningham. He becomes interested in the lovely Chloe. Tony and Chloe find themselves at crossroads in their lives—she’s torn about what to do about her baby, and Tony isn’t sure he wants to do Amish home births.
After a baby is kidnapped, anger explodes between Beth and Chloe.
Can both women recover from a heartbreaking situation, and trust God still knows what is best for them?
Amish Baby Snatched is the first book in The Bishop’s Daughters series by Diane Craver. This is the first book that I’ve read by this author and the title piqued my interest.
I have to say, I really liked the premise of this story and I think that it had a lot of promise. This book is put together more than about 99% of the self-published novels I’ve read over the last couple years. It didn’t have many misspelled words (if any) that I recall.
Some of the sentence structure was awkward and there was quite a bit of filler dialogue that took up too much of the story.
Having said that, this story has promise. The characters are easy to relate to and I felt for them when they suffered heartbreak. I like that in the end, there’s not a perfect happy ending. So many Amish books become idealistic and unrealistic. Real life can be beautiful and it can be messy. It is very rarely idealistic.
I wanted to like this book. I feel like the author offered an interesting story that could be an enjoyable read were the story polished up a little.