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Nursing Her Amish Neighbor

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This is one of my very favorite Amish authors and I was hoping I'd get this one! 
I wasn't disappointed at all!
Wonderful and likeable characters that you can easily become friends with and make this family your own.  I know I did!.
I could feel the connection with Matt easily. 
I'm stubborn and often times don't want help. 
I didn't want to put the book down so I finished it in over a little over two hours.
Perry is a great author! I love the way she just makes you fall in love with her stories immensely. 
To me, she can't write enough I love them so. I will always be a forever fan of hers.
5 stars for sure!
My thanks for a copy of this book. I  was NOT required to write a positive review of this book.  All opinions are my own.
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Matt King has been badly injured in a buggy accident. His brother David was killed in the accident. His whole family is suffering from grief and Matt does not see any reason to continue to live. He feels guilty for being a survivor.  His family hires a physical therapist and also hires Miriam who lives nearby. Miriam has nursing skills and is willing to help Matt practice the exercises that the therapist has prescribed. Miriam helps Matt regain his strength and also his will to live. She also helps his family start to live again.

I enjoyed this book and thought that all of the characters were very likable even Matt’s sister, Betsy. I thought the story flowed well and loved the ending.. I was provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (Love Inspired) or author (Marta Perry) via NetGalley, so I can give an honest review about how I feel about this book- these are my opinions.
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Miriam Stoltzfus is a nurse and her newest patient is her childhood neighbor Matthew King. Not only does Matthew have physcal healing to do, emotionally he is broken as well. He suffered an accident that left him in a wheelchair but more devastatingly, left his younger brother dead. Matthew simply doesn't want help. He blames himself for his brother's death and no longer cares about himself.

What a tender story from start to finish. It was so easy to see and to understand Matthew's pain, but I loved Miriams doggedness. She was tough to be sure, but she was gentle and loving. I love how she pushed Matthew, but never once stopped being kind. 

Even though this book was part of a series I have yet to read, the emotional edge was handled so well that this story did fine on its own. I love Marta Perry's writing and how she brings the characters close to your heart, making you feel what they feel and keeps you rooting for them.

Many thanks to Love Inspired and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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Troubles are easier to bear when they are shared.

Miriam Stoltzfus has come home a little broken inside. Miriam is a Amish Physical Therapist who enjoys her job and deeply cares for those that she helps. Her last case did not end well and left her little unsure and insecure. Coming home to help a neighbor may help her get focused. Matthew King is suffering from injuries from a buggy accident that killed his brother and left him unable to do the things he once did. Guilt and shame are consuming him. His family in their grief have not been able to come together. However, Miriam taking the challenge sees opportunities for the family and Matthew to overcome in faith in community starting in the family.

It is funny that we talk about community and the importance of community but our own family struggles. The King family is strong in faith but grief and hopelessness can even make a well established family suffer. I appreciated how the family came together and what it took. Accepting our weakness and trusting others is a first big step for both Miriam and Matthew. They both have a "paralyzing" faith that needs a jump start and focusing on others is that jump start. It even jump started a sweet romance.

A special thank you to Harlequin Publishing and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.
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Sincerely, I am looking for complete escapism, and this book hits every mark. I'm not quite sure how I stumbled on this sub-genre, but the world is *a lot* right now, and books in this vein are a really really fun way to get out of my head.
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Miriam Stoltzfus is tired. She is happy to finally be home with her family in Lost Creek. Miriam is known as a caregiver and before she hardly has time to take a breath she is asked to care for her neighbor, Matthew King, whom she has known since childhood. Matthew was severely injured in an accident that killed his brother. And to say Matthew is a difficult patient is an understatement.

I admit it. I like books with a medical bent. And I enjoy Marta Perry’s Amish mysteries. So, when I saw this on the NetGalley list, I immediately requested to review it. And I wasn’t disappointed.

Have you ever been tired, not only physically but emotionally? Miriam is drained. And I could feel it when I read it. I could understand why Matthew was so despondent. If you check the dictionary under the word grouch, you’ll find his name.

His younger sister Betsy, who adores him — but, at times, you want to bonk her over the head to get her attention. Nonetheless, she genuinely loves her big brother. Great characters. The story just flows. Once I started reading, I just couldn’t stop.

Harlequin Love Inspired’s byline is “Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness and hope.” That is exactly what Marta Perry delivers in Nursing Her Amish Neighbor. You’ll want to read how Miriam gives hopeless Matthew hope. How faith is restored. And how a person learns to forgive themselves.

I received a complimentary e-ARC* copy of Nursing Her Amish Neighbor via NetGalley from the publisher, HARLEQUIN – Romance (U.S. & Canada). A positive review was not required; the opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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Title: Nursing Her Amish Neighbor
Series: Brides of Lost Creek #6
Author: Marta Perry
Genre: Amish
Publisher: HARLEQUIN – Romance (U.S. & Canada), Love Inspired
Release Date: December 28, 2021
Format: Kindle (read), Paperback, Mass Market Paperback
Pages:221
Source: NetGalley
Cover: Appealing, but not quite right. With the words “She won’t give up on him…” right above the man’s head, he should be in a wheelchair. Then the cover would convey the seriousness of his injury.
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This is an Amish Romance, and this is the 6st book in the Brides of Lost Creek series. This is a book about Matthew learning live with his injures after the accident. Miriam is helping him learn to move on, but she is trying to get over some things herself. I loved the characters in this book, and I think they are really developed. I did think that this book was slow to get going, and it took me awhile to get pulled into the storyline. I loved seeing the change in Matthew from the beginning of the book to the ending of the book. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (Love Inspired) or author (Marta Perry) via NetGalley, so I can give an honest review about how I feel about this book. I want to send a big Thank you to them for that.
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This was such a good story! Miriam was so good at what she did, which was help people recuperate and do whatever therapy and exercises they needed to do. The way she responded not only to Matt, but also to his sister, showed that she had a good understanding of helping both the physical and emotional needs of her patients.

Matthew started out the novel with a lot of anger and self pity. The way he was behaving was actually very understandable due to the grief and guilt he was suffering from. But it was so nice to see when he began awakening from the stupor he had been in and started to actually work to heal as much as he could.

The emotions felt very authentic all throughout the story and this was a book that was hard to set down. It is part of a series, yet I had no trouble reading it as a stand alone novel.

(4.5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading Nursing Her Amish Neighbor.  It is a sweet Amish romance about Miriam and Matthew.  
Matthew had been in a buggy/car accident which killed his younger brother.  Matthew is badly injured but feels like giving up because he is alive and his brother is dead.  His neighbor, Miriam, has returned home after facing some emotional issues of her own.  Can she help Matthew overcome his feeling of being inadequate both physically and emotionally?  Miriam is a tough and firm young lady while Matthew is a very stubborn man.  Their journey to healing is sweet and heartwarming.
A beautiful story of healing, faith, hope, forgiveness and most of all, the love of friends and family.
This is part of a series but this certainly can be read as a standalone with no problem.
Many thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and author for the opportunity to read this book for my honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own.
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Nursing Her Amish Neighbor is a story of healing, forgiveness, faith, hope, and family. Miriam has her work cut out for her in more ways than one. Matthew has both physical and emotional healing ahead of him, and he is anything but cooperative. Miriam needs to be as stubborn as he is resistant, plus he's not the only one grieving a loss. The whole family has a long road ahead of them to heal. Miriam and Matthew don't have an easy way to finding each other, and the story certainly has its angst and sadness, but it's tempered with hope and faith. If you enjoy Amish romance, this is not one to be missed.
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Miriam Stoltzfus is an in home nurse. She has just returned home from Ohio where she nursed her aunt and then a young boy with an autoimmune disease. That didn't end well, so she just wants to take some time off. God has other plans for her and she ends up working with her neighbour, an old friend, who was in a serious automobile/buggy crash where his brother was killed. He has no use of his legs and a terrible scar on his face. He has shut himself up in a room, not wanting to see anyone but his sister Betsy who dotes on him. He is supposed to be exercising between physiotherapy appointments but doesn't and this is where Miriam comes in. Can she help him heal physically as well as emotionally? What can she do to help his mother with her grief?

This was a very relatable story. This would fit anyone who has had this type of experience and is dealing not only with grief but survivor's guilt. Miriam is a tough cookie. Matthew thinks he will be able to make her give up and leave, but Miriam has other ideas. She is calm, yet firm. She is able to get Betsy to let Matthew do more for himself as well as to get her to do more with her mother to help them both. All is done with a smile and a refusal to argue. Matthew is stubborn, but he loves his family. He thinks they will be better off if he just stays out of their way. It takes a lot for him to let his grief and pain go. This is a story of heartbreak, healing, forgiveness, and love. Marta Perry has written a wonderful, enjoyable story that I recommend.
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A story about healing, and the kindness of the Amish families. Miriam Stoltzfus an in home nurse helps her neighbor after a horrific buggy accident that involved the death of his brother and a drunk driver. 

What did I like? I love books with a mash up of language, the Amish language is a type of Dutch. The author does a great job creating some tension between Miriam and Matthew as they create a path to wellness. A sweet book indeed!

Would I recommend or buy? I love sweet Amish reads, author created a great story compiled with a HEA. I’d recommend it to anyone liking this genre! Four stars!

I received a complimentary copy to read and voluntarily left a review!
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Nursing her amish neighbour by Marta Perry.
Brides of Lost Creek Book 6.
Seeking a break from her nursing duties, Miriam Stoltzfus returns home to Lost Creek—and encounters her most difficult patient yet. Her childhood neighbor, Matthew King, is suffering after an accident left him injured and his younger brother dead. But he doesn’t want anyone’s help. Can Miriam guide him through his grief to prove he’s still the strong, confident man she remembers?
I did enjoy this book.  I loved Miriam character.  Matthew grew on me.  Even though this is book 6 it can be read as a standalone.  4*.
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Miriam Stoltzfus returns home after caring for a patient in Ohio and is looking forward to spending time with her mother.  Miriam needs a break after taking care of her last patient and the incident.  But then Miriam is approached by Abel King asking for her assistance with his son, Matthew.  Matthew was in a devastating accident that has cost him his ability to walk and his brother.  He has spent the time since the accident in bed and only doing minimal rehabilitation.  Miriam will need patience as well as tenacity.  As Miriam works with Matthew to get him on the road to recovery.  The more time she spends with him, the more Miriam begins to care.  Will Matthew consider a future with Miriam?  Nursing Her Amish Neighbor by Marta Perry is the sixth book in the Brides of Lost Creek series.  Each book in the series can be read as a standalone.  I enjoyed this engaging Amish novel.  I thought it was well-written and the story moved along at a good pace.  There are good, developed characters in this story.  I enjoyed getting to know Miriam, Matthew, and their families.  Miriam’s household is lively thanks to her siblings.  She has a thoughtful and caring mother who dispenses wise advice.  Nursing Her Amish Neighbor is a character driven story.  The author captured the Amish culture with their rules and traditions.   I appreciated that this was not a story where everything is rosy.  We get a realistic view of life among the Amish.  Matthew’s family lost one son and the other son is angry (bitter).  The King family needs Miriam to come in and help not only Matthew, but the whole family.  The themes in this story are forgiveness, healing, family, and hope.  While the story does have some predictability, it did not diminish my reading pleasure.  The ending will leave readers smiling.  I can always count on Marta Perry to provide me with a diverting and satisfying tale.  Nursing Her Amish Neighbor is an inspiring Amish story that will ensure you have a messy house because you will become immersed in this story and completely forget about your household tasks.
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This is a sweet and predictable romance, filled with family love and community relationships that stand the test of time. Miriam agrees to help Matthew recover from a serious accident, going to her neighbor’s house daily to assist him in his rehabilitation. Matthew is understandably bitter and angry about the accident that killed his brother and left him unable to move his legs. Miriam has her work cut out for her since she has to convince Matthew to have hope and his sister to allow her to do her job. The story moved at a quick pace and the characters were like beloved old friends, described well and giving a real heart to the story. In fact, I think that the characters made the story. The Amish traditions are included and are a welcome addition to the background of the plot. The themes are forgiveness and holding on to hope in spite of life’s lemons. I particularly enjoyed the humanity of the characters, their struggle with their daily lives and their close relationship to their family and friends. Fans of good Amish fiction will not want to miss this book. Although it is part of a series, I read it as a standalone and had no difficulty jumping right into the story. 
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Harlequin via Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, “Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.”
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Nursing Her Amish Neighbor by Marta Perry, book six in the Brides of Lost Creek series, is a sweet romance filled with family love and community relationships that stand the test of time. Miriam Stolzfus is a neighbor suffering from an incident that happened while being away, helping an elder family member and is struggling to deal with her own pain. Upon returning to Lost Creek, Miriam agrees to help Matthew recover from a serious accident, going to her neighbor’s house daily to assist him in his rehabilitation. Matthew King is suffering both bodily and physically from being hit by a drunk driver. Understandably, he is bitter and angry about the accident that killed his brother, David, leaving him unable to move his legs.  He is angry and hurting, and when Miriam shows up to help with his therapy and he doesn't want to cooperate. Miriam has her work cut out for her since she has to convince Matthew to have hope along with his younger sister to allow her to do her job. This is a story of hope and recovery, each in their own way, and there is a bit of light at the end of a very long tunnel, and how forgiveness can lighten their anger and struggles.

Ms. Perry wrote a sweet love story that should not be missed. She provided a tale rich with emotions, attraction, chemistry, wonderful dialogue, endearing characters and a peek into an Amish community, while Miriam and Matthew find a way to each other.  I highly recommend Nursing Her Amish Neighbor to other readers and look forward to future books by this author. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
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Title:   Nursing Her Amish Neighbor
Author:   Marta Perry
Genre:   Romance
Rating:  4 out of 5

Seeking a break from her nursing duties, Miriam Stoltzfus returns home to Lost Creek—and encounters her most difficult patient yet. Her childhood neighbor, Matthew King, is suffering after an accident left him injured and his younger brother dead. But he doesn’t want anyone’s help. Can Miriam guide him through his grief to prove he’s still the strong, confident man she remembers?

I enjoyed this sweet Amish romance. I’m always fascinated by reading stories set in Amish communities, and this one didn’t feature any of the sometimes harsh (to outsiders) rules that I’ve read about in the past. Miriam and Matthew are both relatable characters struggling with their own burdens, and I loved how they helped each other through their difficulties. 

Marta Perry lives in Pennsylvania and South Carolina. Nursing Her Amish Neighbor is her newest novel.

(Galley courtesy of Harlequin in exchange for an honest review.)
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Mathew King is suffering both bodily and physically from being hit by a drunk driver. He is angry and hurting, and when Miriam Stolzfus shows up to help with his therapy, he doesn't want to cooperate.

Miriam is a neighbor, but had been away and is suffering from an incident that happened, and trying to deal with her own pain. Then we meet more of the King family and all that has happened as a result of the accident, Matt being hurt and David dying.

This is a story of hope and recovery, each in their own way, and there is a bit of light at the end of a very long tunnel, but will they be able to really move on with their lives? We are there is walk in their shoes for a short time, and be thankful, we are not in the same situation.

The author did a good job with this read, and will be looking for more by her.

I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Love Inspired, and was not required to give a positive review.
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"Nursing Her Amish Neighbor" by Marta Perry
Love Inspired
December 28, 2021
10-1335409591
368 Pages
Contemporary Christian Romance


Miriam Stolzfus has just returned from Ohio to Lost Creek after taking care of her aunt, who had surgery. Though not a nurse, Miriam is known for her caring skills, and while there, she also cared for a teenaged boy with his recovery. Now she is happy to be back home and with her parents and her boisterous younger brothers.

Now, what is in store for her future? No longer young, she concludes she'll remain single and never have a family of her own. Most women her age are already married and have children, but being back with those she loves is what matters.

Realizing she is destined to be unmarried, Miriam she finds it hard to get back into her life in Lost Creek. The Amish are close-knit and know everything about their neighbors, but she fears tales will abound about her time in Ohio. She has done nothing wrong, and these are her family and friends, yet, when she overhears gossip about her, she wonders what others are thinking. With a clear conscience and head held high, she goes on with her life, and the rumors are put to rest, giving her peace of mind.

Matthew King and Miriam grew up together as neighbors, and now Matt needs Miriam's help—though he refuses to accept it. While out in the buggy with his younger brother, David, they were hit by a drunken driver, and David was killed instantly and Matthew severely hurt. Now, confined to his bed, Matt's father hires Miriam to care for him, aware of her exceptional talent for caring for others as well as her limitless patience.

Though the two have known each other for a long time, Matt does not want anyone's assistance and shows his belligerence when she arrives. He does not want to perform the exercises his therapist has given him to regain the use of his legs, and he unequivocally shows his feelings. Miriam is concerned by his attitude but resolves she must get him out of his funk and back on his feet.

Meanwhile, she has to contend with Matt's younger sister, Betsy, who wants no part of Miriam's help and thwarts any progress she makes with his healing. After all, she is Matt's sibling, and she believes she can take care of him better than anyone.

The gloom in the King household is palpable, and it saddens Miriam. Matt's dad tries to act stoic and carry on as though nothing has happened. He hires Miriam's brother, Joshua, to take over David's duties on the farm, and Joshua's presence is a constant reminder of their loss. Matt's mom is a shell of who she used to be, unable to contain her grief over losing her youngest son and the agony of seeing her oldest in such pain. On top of this, Betsy is acting out, but Miriam understands she is grieving, too.

Tim, the physical therapist, comes to oversee Matt's progress, and between him and Miriam, they work hard to help Matt adjust and regain his strength. Yet Matt can't get over his guilt, believing the accident was his fault, even though everyone assures him it was indeed not intentional.

As time passes, with Miriam becoming more a part of Matt's family, Matt's mother starts to show signs of the vibrant woman she once was. Betsy accepts Miriam, especially after Miriam includes her with Matt's treatment. However, there is one problem—Miriam is falling in love with Matt, though Matt believes he could never take a wife. With a badly scarred face and injured body, how can he support a family?

"Nursing Her Amish Neighbor" is book #6 in the Lost Creek Series. It gives a delightful look into the Amish community, depicting they, too, have worries, fears, and problems like anyone else. This gentle and forgiving group offers a glimpse into their strong faith and love of their people, making this an uplifting read.
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