Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Midwife's Choice Review

Read an excerpt or see author's bio here

This book was #2 in a series and I wish I'd read #1 because at first I thought the author just hadn't quite finished developing her characters for my picky preferences. Once I got into the story I couldn't put it down. It's a well-written book but it I was exhausted reading it. It seemed like there was a drama or crisis three times a day for this character. In spite of that I did enjoy the tale and immersed myself in it by the fire for two days straight. Some of the characters became very dear to me, but for some reason not the main character. I just didn't like her as well as I liked some of the other female characters.
This was a fast-paced dramatic book with a lot going on. You won't be bored, that's for sure.
* I received a free copy of this paperback from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased  written review.


Come Home to Friendship, Family, and Faith in the Town of Trinity
In a time when the traditional ways of medicine are constantly being questioned by new doctors fresh from medical school, midwife Martha Cade tries to balance her life's calling with the demands of her family. Recently reunited with her estranged seventeen-year-old daughter, Martha finds herself torn between guiding her child and allowing her to be an adult. At the same time, she must decide whether she'll risk reopening the heart she'd long closed off to love.

Though a small town, Trinity, Pennsylvania, is fraught with secrets, and as a midwife, Martha moves among its people. She knows which homes are filled with light and love, which families have slipped into grief, which wives are unhappy, and which husbands dare to cross lines...As Martha struggles with the conflicts of being a mother, a midwife, and a woman, she learns the greatest lessons of all--that hope can shine even in the darkest hours, and that faith has a way of making the impossible possible

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