- File Size: 4157 KB
- Print Length: 276 pages
- Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (May 26, 2015)
- Publication Date: May 26, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00QMSCLCE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #428,978 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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.
Praise for "The Midwife's Tale"
"Fans of Jan Karon's Mitford series should love Parr's work."--"Philadelphia Inquirer
"This story has every good thing--believably flawed characters, romance, humor, and even a bit of mystery."--Julie Klassen, bestselling author of "The Secret of Pembrooke Park"
"I was reluctant to say farewell to my new friends from Trinity."--Bestselling author Robin Lee Hatcher
"This book has plot twists that are rarely predictable and yet always plausible. Compelling."--"Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
""Parr masterfully shows a mother's anguish, the range of emotions a midwife experiences on a daily basis, and the doubts even a person of deep faith can feel." "-Booklist" --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
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Along with the above, Martha is rejected by her friend Rosalind. Why? With a new boys academy in the neighborhood, Martha is soon "introduced" to Will. How does this interaction help them both? Mayor Dillon aka Thomas was once her beau. Both of them married different people. Martha has been a widow for 10 years but Thomas just lost his wife a year ago. Will their former love be reignited? Helping his daughter Eleanor in her third pregnancy, Martha's blood boils when she sees what her doctor has been doing to ensure that this pregnancy is successful. Will Micah and Eleanor stay with him or will they instead choose Martha's recommended treatment and move back to Trinity?
Who is responsible for all the thefts that are occurring? Can Martha and the new doctor ever see 'eye-to-eye' or at least agree to learn from each other for the benefit of their patients?
I absolutely LOVED the character of Martha. She has such a sweet, sweet spirit despite grieving the disappearance of her daughter. Despite being a woman back in those times, she is definitely not a walk over but very strong willed and excellent at her job. Although this book does not leave you hanging as such you will not receive all the answers to certain stories in the book. It is part of a trilogy and I look forward to reading the next one to see how things develop. IMPORTANT to note that this is a Christian book. It is VERY clean and wholesome. I downloaded this book onto my Kindle. I was not required to write a review but chose to do so. Thanks, Liz
Martha is a midwife, trained by her Grandmother whose Mother had been a midwife and hers before her through the generations. She took the responsibility of delivering babies and taking care of children very seriously, continuing a diary that served as a record of births for the area. But a couple of things threw her a curve ball. Her daughter ran away while she was out on a call, and a new doctor came to town while she was away looking for her. She tried to find her daughter without success and returned home to find the new doctor trying to deliver a baby. This is a time when doctors had a way of treating pregnancy as an illness, with policies of bloodletting and purging, contrary to what midwives did using natural ways.
She learns that even though life changes, you can still do your best to be kind and help others, persevering even when others are unkind. A bird in a cage and a young orphan boy come into her life, and she finds new meaning and worth in taking care of them as well as the other people in the small town of Trinity, which for all it's faults will make you love it and want to come back.
"In the end, we must trust God to know what is best before we do, and to know that one day He will shower us with joy equal to the pain we have endured.”
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher and NetGalley book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
This was a good story, with interesting side plots, and interesting people of varied sorts. The protagonist does a lot of learning and growing. I disagree with a reviewer who seemed to feel that big questions were left unanswered. None of the threads were left hanging, but some weren't discussed in detail. You had to be paying attention for a few of them, but there's nothing wrong with that.
I'm interested in reading the next in the series.
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Can't wait to see what happens next!