Tuesday, November 20, 2018

TLC Book Tours Book Review: Once A Midwife

About Once a Midwife

• Paperback: 512 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (November 6, 2018)

Welcome back to Hope River in USA Today bestselling author Patricia Harman’s newest novel as midwife Patience Hester, along with her family and friends, face the challenges of the home front during World War II.

The women of Hope River trust midwife Patience Hester, whose skill in delivering babies is known for miles around. But though the Great Depression is behind them, troubles are not, for Europe is at war…and it can only be a matter of time before the U.S. enters the fray.

And while some are eager to join the fight, Patience’s husband, Daniel, is not. Daniel is a patriot—but he saw too much bloodshed during the First World War, and has vowed never to take up arms again.

His stance leaves Patience and their four children vulnerable—to the neighbors who might judge them, and to the government, who imprison Daniel for his beliefs.

Patience must support their family and fight for her husband’s release despite her own misgivings. And with need greater than ever, she must also keep her practice running during this tumultuous time…relying on generous friends, like Bitsy, who has returned to Hope River, stalwart neighbors, and her own indomitable strength to see them all through.

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Review: I think I've read just about all of Patricia's Midwife series?

This is a wonderful piece of historical fiction that starts at the beginning of WWII.  The war takes center stage here, as Patience struggles to deal wife her husband's stance on the war. He fought in The Great War and no longer wants to fight, even though he is being called up for the draft.

There is definitely a lot of drama to this story as Dan is jailed for his beliefs. It doesn't help matters that they live in a small town in West Virginia.

This is the third book in the Hope River series, but it can be read as a standalone.

Rating: 4 flowers

About Patricia Harman

Patricia Harman, CNM, got her start as a lay midwife on rural communes and went on to become a nurse-midwife on the faculties of Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University, and West Virginia University. She is the author of two acclaimed memoirs and three novels: the bestselling The Midwife of Hope River, The Reluctant Midwife and The Runaway Midwife. She has three sons and lives near Morgantown, West Virginia.

Find out more about Patricia at her website, and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.


Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being on the tour!

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