A Winning Combination of
Small-Town History and Sweet Romance
Martha Cade is a midwife in the town of Trinity in 1830s Pennsylvania. In a time when the traditional ways of medicine are constantly being questioned by new doctors fresh from medical school, Martha tries to balance her life's calling with the demands of her family. Recently reunited with her estranged seventeen-year-old daughter, Martha finds herself torn between guiding her child and allowing her to be an adult. And the town of Trinity itself is fraught with secrets: as a midwife, Martha knows which families are troubled, which wives are unhappy, and which husbands have crossed the line from discipline to abuse...
As Martha struggles with the conflicts of being a mother, a midwife, and a woman, she learns the greatest lessons of all--that hope can shine even in the darkest hours, and that faith has a way of making the impossible possible.
About The Author
Delia Parr is the author of sixteen historical and inspirational historical romance novels, including The Midwife's Tale, Hearts Awakening, Love's First Bloom, and Hidden Affections. The mother of three grown children, she was a longtime high school teacher in southern New Jersey before retiring to Florida's sunny west coast. In between visits to her grandchildren in several different states, she spends her time writing and volunteering alongside other women who share a bond of sisterhood as sisters of faith.
I loved my return trip to Trinity and spending more time with Martha Cade and the other folks we have come to love here. Victoria has returned home, at least she is safe and sound, and there is a lot more to this young woman’s story.
This story is filled with love and there is some tragedy and violence, and the ending is so very surprising, I loved it! A really good read about the use of a midwife in early America before the medical society of doctors took over and they started to disappear for a while.
This book does touch on a very sensitive subject and laws were very different in early America. Woman did not have the same standing in society, and the husband was always right. Almost like cattle in that the wife belonged to the husband, and I cringed at who believed in this.
There is a bit of romance in the making here, or maybe it has existed for years, even before each had married others, between Martha and Thomas. We wonder if Martha can ever move towards a new life, or will she allow a relationship to build with Thomas.
This town will warm your heart and come to rally around a young woman in trouble, loved how they helped her and it will make you smile.
Don’t miss this one, it is the second book in the story, but all of the facts are filled in for you, of course the first book is awesome and you will realize that you want more once you have read this one. Enjoy!
I received this book through Bethany House Publishers Blogger Program and was not required to give a positive review.