Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Midwife's Tale (At Home in Trinity #1) by Delia Parr

Title: The Midwife’s Tale (At Home in Trinity #1)
Author: Delia Parr
Pages: 336
Release Date: June 2, 2015
Genre: Historical (1830)
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Format: Paperback
Note: I received a free copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the book:

     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 review:

     I absolutely LOVE Martha Cade!

     She is one of the most well developed characters that I have ever met. The depth of her faith in God is incredible. She looks at everything that comes her way as being a gift from God. That includes the hard circumstances and difficulties that she has to face. She finds some of them easier to accept than others though. Her focus, especially with the problems, is to figure out why God sent that gift to her. I thoroughly enjoyed reading her journey as she sought God with each situation.

     Martha’s outlook on life and everything that comes her way was quite a challenge for me to trust God more myself with everything that happens in my life. I found myself searching my own heart to see how I feel I would handle a similar situation.

     The descriptions of how childbirth was handled and the job that the midwife and her helpers did were wonderfully detailed and informative. It only brought to my mind again all the changes that have taken place in medical care over the years.

     I had never read anything else by Delia Parr. I will definitely be looking for her other books after reading this one! I highly recommend this wonderful novel and I’m giving it 5 stars. I really want to give it more though.

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