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1.25.2016

The Midwife's Choice ~ Review

The Midwife's Choice
At Home in Trinity #2
By Delia Parr

Martha Cade serves the women of Trinity, Pennsylvania, but sometimes there are some things that are beyond her skills.  But change is coming as the new doctor's practice continues to grow and people begin to turn to him for some of their needs.  All the while Martha is dealing with her feelings concerning her daughter Victoria and the her decision to leave home.  When does one let one's child go?  Martha and Victoria must come to an understanding if they ever hope to mend the tears that have affected their relationship.

But occasionally there is a need that calls for help from others and Martha has just come upon a case where she needs help not only from Doctor McMillan but also Mayor Thomas Dillon and the Lynn sisters - Fern and Ivy.  How far does one go to save a life that is in danger?  This is a crisis that will show Martha just where she fits into the community of Trinity and the strength of her friendships.

This is the second book in the At Home in Trinity series and though the main story is wrapped up in this book there are hints at what is to come for Martha.  A second chance at love.  A restored relationship with her daughter.  New friendships.  The possibilities are endless as one awaits the next book in the series.

Those who enjoy historical fiction will find much to capture their attention in this book.  There is romance, danger, conflict, and a bit of subterfuge.  Set in 1831 Martha is a woman forced to make her own way while trying to make a home for her family - like many today Martha struggles to find a way to balance her life and its demands.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.


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.