Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Book Review: The Midwife's Tale

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From the back:

Martha Cade comes from a long line of midwives who have served the families of Trinity, Pennsylvania, for generations. A widow with two grown children, she's hopeful that her daughter will follow in her footsteps, but when Victoria runs off, Martha's world is shattered. 

Worse, a new doctor has arrived in town, threatening her job, and she can't remember a time when her faith has been tested more. Still determined to do the work she knows God intended for her, Martha is unprepared for all that waits ahead. Whether it's trying to stop a town scandal, mending broken relationships, or feeling the first whispers of an unexpected romance, she faces every trial and every opportunity with hope and faith.
My Reflections:
This book was something a little different for me. I simply love the series call the midwife so when this book became available I had to read it!
This is book one in the series titled: At Home in Trinity. In this story we travel back in time to the 1830 when modern medicine involved some practices that hindered healing instead of promoting it, like blood letting. Ugh! 
Martha Cade comes from a long line of midwives, she hoped her daughter would follow in her footsteps and also become a midwife, that is until she learns that her daughter had run away with a traveling theater troupe. Feeling discouraged and guilt ridden Martha returns home to the gossip and betrayal of her friends and family. 
After being away for three long months Martha must win back the hearts and trust of her "clients."
This is no easy task with the new doctor in town filling their heads with new medical advances and procedures. It will take everything Martha has in her to endure the strife and stress in her life, but the very lives of her client's depend on her skill and faith.
I so enjoyed Martha's character and dedication to her patients, she reminds me of my good fiend always there with an ear and kind word. Everyone should have a Martha in their lives! I also loved how we see the evolution of medicine, makes me wonder what we will think in a 100 years form now!
All in all a great summer read, it is not fast paced but it is interesting and thought provoking all at the same time. 
I received this book free of charge from Graf-Martin Communications in exchange for my honest review. Thank you Graf-Martin!


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