The Midwife's Dilemma (At Home in Trinity Book #3)
Book 3, At Home in Trinity
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Delia Parr's Delightful Midwife Series Concludes
Midwife Martha Cade has decided. When he returns in February, she is going to marry Mayor Thomas Dillon. That is the only decision in life in which she feels confident these days. Everything else around her feels like it's changing too fast, from her daughter's obvious affection for the town's young doctor to Martha realizing she's ready to pass on her role as midwife to someone younger. Even her beloved town of Trinity is changing.
The 1830s Pennsylvania town, having mushroomed in size and population, is becoming an important agricultural and economic center for the region, and soon a canal will connect it even more to the outside world.
It is a season that will set the course for the rest of her life. Martha will need every ounce of confidence, courage, and faith she possesses to overcome the obstacles that will make her life far more challenging and difficult than she can dare to imagine.
Third book in series!
The Midwife’s Dilemma by Delia Parr is the third book in the At Home in Trinity series. Martha Cade lives in Trinity, Pennsylvania in 1831. She has been alone the last few months since Fern and Ivy Lynn left town to take care of personal business. Thomas Dillon (who wishes to marry Martha) went as their escort. Martha’s daughter, Victoria has been helping Aunt Hilda (not really a relative). Martha suffered a terrible loss when her horse, Grace died recently. Martha used Grace to get to her midwife appointments and birthing (she was also who she talked to). Martha now has to rely on other people for transportation. Thomas, Fern, and Ivy finally return home and they bring Jane Trew and her daughter, Cassie with them (new project). Jane is hiding a secret, but no one wishes to pry. Thomas now wishes for a decision from Martha. Will she or won’t she marry him? It is not an easy decision, because Martha knows she would not be able to continue her practice. Martha needed to find someone to replace her if she decides to marry Thomas. Martha also has to deal with her daughter, Victoria’s new romance. Victoria has been seeing Dr. Benjamin McMillan (without her mother’s knowledge). Now they wish to get married (and want Martha’s permission). So many decisions for Martha. Will she make the right ones? Join us in The Midwife’s Dilemma to see what is happening in Trinity and if Martha makes the right choices.
The Midwife’s Dilemma was not as good as the first book in the series. This book was mostly Martha trying to decide whether or not to get married (I am not kidding). Martha goes back and forth on her decision, lamenting the loss of her horse (and not willing to accept anyone’s help on getting a new one), and upset that her daughter wants to marry her enemy (Dr. McMillan). I, personally, did not understand what Thomas saw in Martha (I kept hoping the guy would land someone more decisive and appealing). The Midwife’s Dilemma is nicely written and easy to read. The Christian theme is very prevalent throughout the book. I just felt that this book was an add-on (that was not needed). Martha has really been trying to make up her mind this whole time (through the whole series). The Midwife’s Dilemma is really not a stand-alone book. You need to read the previous books in order to understand everything that is going on in this book. I give The Midwife’s Dilemma 3 out of 5 stars.
I received a complimentary copy of The Midwife’s Dilemma from NetGalley in exchange for an honest evaluation of the novel.
- Category: Religious
- Published: Apr 05, 2016
- Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
- Seller: Baker Book House Company
- Print Length: 320 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 3, At Home in Trinity