Book 1, At Home in Trinity
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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.
Praise for The Midwife's Tale
"Fans of Jan Karon's Mitford series should love Parr's work."--Philadelphia Inquirer
"This story has every good thing--believably flawed characters, romance, humor, and even a bit of mystery."--Julie Klassen, bestselling author of The Secret of Pembrooke Park
"I was reluctant to say farewell to my new friends from Trinity."--Bestselling author Robin Lee Hatcher
"This book has plot twists that are rarely predictable and yet always plausible. Compelling."--Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
I absolutely LOVE Martha Cade!
She is one of the most well developed characters that I have ever met. The depth of her faith in God is incredible. She looks at everything that comes her way as being a gift from God. That includes the hard circumstances and difficulties that she has to face. She finds some of them easier to accept than others though. Her focus, especially with the problems, is to figure out why God sent that gift to her. I thoroughly enjoyed reading her journey as she sought God with each situation.
Martha’s outlook on life and everything that comes her way was quite a challenge for me to trust God more myself with everything that happens in my life. I found myself searching my own heart to see how I feel I would handle a similar situation.
The descriptions of how childbirth was handled and the job that the midwife and her helpers did were wonderfully detailed and informative. It only brought to my mind again all the changes that have taken place in medical care over the years.
I received a free copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
Outstanding in every way!! Wish there was a sequel. The characters were so real it left me wanting to know what happens to each of them.
I rated it 4 stars, because it left some unanswered questions. I didn't like the way it ended. Did she marry Thomas, or the Doctor, or anyone? Where had Victoria been all those months? What happened to Samuel and Will? Did James rebuild? It just didn't end right.
Other Books in This Series
- Category: Religious
- Published: May 26, 2015
- Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
- Seller: Baker Book House Company
- Print Length: 304 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, At Home in Trinity