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.
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.
Thomas who has wanted to marry Martha for years, actually from before they both married for love the first time, and keeps asking Martha to be his wife. Her main obstacle is find a replacement and knowing that person can take over as Midwife in Liberty.
Now there are all kinds of new problems being thrown at her, and her daughter Victoria is hitting her with a big one. She keeps trying to find a replacement, and Thomas finally gives her an ultimatum, you are in for a really good read as you find out which road God is leading her.
All of our old friends are here, including Bird, and we are about to meet some new and some that we have know but not personally. There are some serious issues here and some warm hearted chuckles, and I recommend that you read the other two books in this series, it is not necessary to enjoy this one, but they are such rich and good reads you won’t want to miss.
I hate to say goodbye to these dear friends, I want to know what happens down the road, and more, but I have enjoyed these books, and recommend them.
I received this book through Bethany House Publishing, and was not required to give a positive review.