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Bethany House Review: The Midwife’s Choice (At Home in Trinity #2) by Delia Parr

on March 13, 2016

midwife_zpsxraytvdq About the Book:

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.

You can purchase your own copy at Baker Publishing Group.

midwife2_zpsukrju4qr About the Author:

Delia Parr is the author of seventeen historical and inspirational historical romance novels, including The Midwife’s Tale, Hearts Awakening, Love’s First Bloom, and Hidden Affections. The mother of three grown children, she was a longtime high school teacher in southern New Jersey before retiring to Florida’s sunny west coast. In between visits to her grandchildren in several different states, she spends her time writing and volunteering alongside other women who share a bond of sisterhood as sisters of faith.

My Opinion:

I’ve not read any of Delia Parr’s books before and this is the second in the At Home in Trinity series and I have not read the first. While it is number two it is easy to pick up and just read – it could almost stand alone although I got the impression some of the characters were introduced in the first book, but it wasn’t hard to just begin reading – that is a huge make or break for me. I was intrigued by the whole “estranged daughter” in the book’s description but honestly when we are introduced to the estrangement situation it doesn’t sound like any estrangement I’ve witnessed and it seemed more like a misunderstanding between an almost adult daughter and her mom.

There was a hint of mystery in the book which added to the overall romance theme and gave a good climax and had me turning page after page. The characters come to life and are quite believable and as such the reader can envision they are actually in the little village of Trinity. The book is set when midwives are becoming a thing of the past and doctors are becoming all the rage but the book takes the view that both have their places, which is great because they do. Overall, this is a fantastically developed book and I look forward to reading books 1 and 3 when I can.

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