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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About the Author
Delia Parr is the author of fifteen historical and inspirational historical romance novels, including 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.
I have enjoyed reading this book. I am very interested in midwifery so this book appealed to me right away. Delia is an excellent writer. All of the characters are well written and believable. Some of the scenes that talk about her job are very detailed and to some may seem a little graphic, but they aren't offensive and only deal with the actual birth process. I enjoyed the budding romance between the lead character and the mayor of the town. It was nice to read about an older couple as the main romance in the book. The book also deals with a social issue that a lot of women deal with and it was handled well. Overall I have enjoyed this book and would like to read more by Delia.
Thanks to Bethany House for the opportunity to review this book. A positive review was not required.