“The Midwife’s Tale” by Deia Parr, book review, At Home in Trinity #1
Martha Cade, known to most in Trinity as Widow Cade, is the town’s midwife. She inherited the position from her grandmother and hopes that her daughter, Victoria, will follow in her footsteps. Martha takes her job very seriously and is happy to attend the women in their most special and critical time of their lives. She also keeps their confidence, as she sees deeply into their lives and families.
But when the new doctor comes to town, Martha feels her job may be threatened. And she is very distracted by the fact that her daughter has run away with the theater troupe. To complicate things even more, Reverend Hampton has moved to town to start an academy for orphan boys. This noble endeavor brings a bit of discontent to Trinity when a string of thefts crop up and the neighbors become discontented.
Throughout all this, Martha holds strong to her faith in God.
This is a well written book and I enjoyed it. The plot was not predictable and the characters were well developed. I look forward to reading the rest of the series. Note: This book was originally published in 2002 under the name: “A Place Called Trinity.”
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Bethany House. All opinions expressed are my own.
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Bethany House Publishers (June 2, 2015)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Delia Parr is the author of sixteen 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 long-time high school teacher in southern New Jersey before retiring to Florida.
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.