Amish Baby Snatched by Diane Craver

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Amish Baby Snatched by Diane Craver
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Contemporary, Inspirational
Length: Full Length (202 pages)
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Orchid

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?

Beth and Chloe’s pregnancies draw them into a friendship despite Beth being Amish and Chloe being Christian. Both are respectful of the other’s religion and they find help and support from one another.

Beth is happily married with a strong family support. Chloe is an unwed teenager abandoned by her boyfriend and with a family too busy to care. Uncertainty, tragedy, love – all of these emotions take a place in this story, sometimes from unexpected avenues.

The romance is well written with a different twist on love and family. It shows different aspects of Amish and Christian life and how the two can mix. It not only shows the existing love of characters from previous books in this series, but new love blossoming. Despite being part of a series, this book stands alone and is the type I like to curl up in front of the fire with on a cold winters day.

I enjoyed reading Amish Baby Snatched and found it written in the style of romance books of a few decades ago, although the content is totally present day. At the end of the book I felt satisfied with the story and the conclusion.

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