- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Zondervan (December 15, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 031033344X
- ISBN-13: 978-0310333449
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 89 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,110,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Mountain Midwife Paperback – December 15, 2015
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'Eakes (Choices of the Heart) brings her historical Midwives inspirational romance series into a present-day setting, introducing Ashley, the latest in a long line of Cherrett/Tolliver midwives… Inconsistent in its demonstrations of faith, and rife with exaggerated stereotypes of Appalachian culture, the tale focuses primarily on protagonists’ heightened sense of self-discovery, more the result of extended inner reflection than the mysteries both are faced with or their budding romantic relationship. ' (Publishers Weekly)
About the Author
Since she lay in bed as a child telling herself stories, bestselling, award-winning author Laurie Alice Eakes has fulfilled her dream of becoming a published author, with a degree in English and French from Asbury University and a master’s degree in writing fiction from Seton Hill University. She now has nearly two dozen books in print. Laurie Alice lives with her husband in Houston, Texas, with sundry lovable dogs and cats.
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In the community of Brooksburg, Hunter will discover truths about the type of life his birth mother lived, about the depths of being a son, about the blessings of family, and about trusting a woman to the point of surrender. For Ashley, love just might be knocking on her door at a time in her life when she was once again accepted into medical school.
Smoothly written, the life of a midwife in the Appalachian mountains is difficult, fulfilling, maddenly-frustrating, life-threatening, and filled with moments of hope. Reading a story that isn't a normal pick often leads to a discovery beyond prior experiences, yet, linked to a familar journey within...
The background story is full of surprises which makes for a quick read. I enjoied reading the book and have a better insight into the life of a midwife, a profession not so common as it used to be.
The way the author brings these two characters together was brilliant as in the middle of the night Ashley is disturbed by a woman needing her help bringing her baby safely into the world. Ashley is concerned and prepared to take the young woman and her “husband” to the hospital as after the safe delivery the woman begins to hemorrhage. Both the man and woman along with the baby disappear while two trucks attempt to run down Ashley.
When Hunter’s picture is flashed across the TV worldwide as a hero, he finds getting back to the USA and home without being accosted by news people a hard task. Though he would love to get some sleep Hunter is asked to come to his parents’ house where he confronts them regarding his true parentage. When he speaks with them, it sets him off to locate the truth as to where or whom is birth mother might really be as well as the father.
The mystery kept me up until I finished the book. I wanted to see how the author would wrap up the plot she introduces and builds throughout the whole story. The characters reveal the internal issues they face as they seek to help or find the truth as to where Hunter was born. While in the pursuit, a romance begins to builds between the two main characters. It was also fun to reach the end of the tale to see if some of the questions I had about what happened to secondary characters were answered.
I hope you will read and enjoy this story plus consider giving the book to friends or family this holiday season so they can be captivated by a great novel!