Monday, June 15, 2015

The Midwife's Tale Book Review


 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.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Midwife’s Tale, go HERE.

My Review

This is a new author to me so I was excited to read something new! I really enjoyed the first part of the book because it seems like a lot was going on. Martha Cade is an interesting character and I liked that she is an older woman making a living. The midwife information is actually interesting on how things went back in the day. The rest of the characters and the point of the storyline really got slow for me after the first few chapters. I really wanted to enjoy this book but it was a challenge for me to finish. It's not that the story isn't good, it's just slow and I felt like not a lot happened. This is a start to a new series and I'm guessing the next book will probably be more about Martha's daughter. I felt like this storyline was wrapped up and didn't leave me hanging. 

Four stars.
"I received this book from Bethany House for free in exchange for an honest review."

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Midwife’s Tale
Bethany House Publishers (June 2, 2015)
Delia Parr


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.

1 comment:

Heather said...

This one sounds like a fun read!