Saturday, 16 January 2016

Book Review: The Midwife's Choice

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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.

My Reflections:

This is book two by Deli Parr from her "At Home in Trinity" series and I must say in my opinion it is even better than the first!
 I was swept away in the very first chapter. The story opens with the main character, Martha Cade the local midwife assisting her new patient Nancy Clifford to birth her first babe. Things are not as they seem, and this story thread weaves itself throughout the book lending to a sensitive and troubling topic.  Parr pens the story masterfully, it is filled with depth and emotion, often making the reader feel a part of the drama enfolding.

This story takes place in the 1830's in the small town of Trinity. Parr does a fabulous job of sculpting that small town feel where everyone knows everyone and their lives are all intertwined. We get acquainted with many of the townsfolk from book one which is such a treat!
The many characters and varying personalities gives this novel a real multi layered experience. I so loved Fern and Ivy, sisters who run the bakery where Martha is living. These two really made this book sparkle for me, the shenanigans they pull off had me chuckling more than once!

Martha is following in the footsteps in her family in the trade of midwifery. As Martha's daughter has reentered her life she must decide to forgive and let her daughter chose her own path. Martha often struggled with her anger, pride and independence causing her to suffer in all of her personal relationships. Can Martha face these choices head on or will she continue to live a life pushing those closest to her away in favour of her career.

I highly recommend this book, just a perfect read to snuggle up with on a cold winters day!

I received this book free of charge in return for my honest review from Graf-Martin Communications. Thank you Graf-Martin!

The Author

  1. Delia Parr
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