“The Mountain Midwife” by Laurie Alice Eakes, book review
Ashley is the midwife that all the women on the mountain turn to when the time comes to have their babies. She has been catching babies for years. And comes from a long line of midwives, dating back 150 years. But she wants more, she wants to be a doctor so she can give these women more care. Years ago, she gave up her chance at medical school to care for her dying grandmother and to be the midwife for the mountain. Now, her chance has come again. She has been accepted into medical school, but before she can leave, she must have a replacement. Who?
After a chance adventure overseas is caught on camera and shown all over the world, he is an instant hero. All he did was grab a small child before she was injured. Then he received a phone call from a woman claiming to be his mother. But he has a mother. When he confronts his parents, they admit he was adopted. Now he is on a quest to locate his mother.
This is an interesting book of family loyalty, family dysfunction and forgiveness. I enjoyed the book and the characters. Good read, especially for those interested in Appalachian history and midwifery.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.