"The Midwife's Choice," by Delia Parr

"The Midwife's Choice," by Delia Parr

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.

This is the second book in the "At Home in Trinity," series.  I have not read the first one.  Despite that I followed along with the story and got quite involved very easily with the story.  The book brought up a couple of subjects that I thought were quite interesting and it showed how things were looked upon back in the 1800's and how they would not even be tolerated at all today.  I especially liked how the new mothers were treat back then.  Nowadays they are in and out of hospital all within 24 hours most of the time.

The book painted the town of Trinity with a prefect appearance on the outside, but underneath it all there were problems like in any small town.  Martha being the midwife and having access to many of these homes, saw all the good and bad in these homes.

Stars out of 5 : 3.5  It was an okay book.  An easy read, but probably not a book I will remember in the coming months.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. 

Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group


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