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The Midwife's Tale (#01 in At Home In Trinity Series)

Delia Parr
The Midwifes Tale (#01 in At Home In Trinity Series)
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The Midwife's Tale (#01 in At Home In Trinity Series)

Delia Parr

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:"Fans of Jan Karon...should love
Parr's work."--Philadelphia Inquirer

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 was more tested. 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.

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About "The Midwife's Tale (#01 in At Home In Trinity Series)"

:"Fans of Jan Karon...should love
Parr's work."--Philadelphia Inquirer

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 was more tested. 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.

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Meet the Author

Delia Parr

Delia Parr is the author of nine novels. She lives in southern New Jersey, where she teaches high school. ý

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Lessons Learned
4 stars By BecinChina, Mar 11 2017
I really enjoyed learning about the ancient art of midwifery while also seeing how she came to deal honestly through her pain. Great stuff.
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Quaint reading
3 stars By Rochelle, NSW, Sep 17 2015
I've not read a lot of Delia Parr recently and found that although the story was slow starting it was still interesting. I quite enjoy the occasional historical fiction read.
Martha is a very believable character and her struggles are ones that are easy to empathise with and her conversations with God are like being let into 'the secret'.
Although she struggles with loss and new threats to her place in her community she handles them with strength and calm.
I did enjoy this story and found myself wondering if hers and Thomas' story is continued in the next book in the At Home in Trinity series. Guess I'll find out!
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Didn't deliver on potential
3 stars By Iola, Jul 04 2015
The beginning was slow, as it covered sixty years of medical history in the town of Trinity, and it never got faster. A lot of the story was told in the past rather than being shown in the present-Parr has midwife Martha Cade thinking about a conversation she's just had rather than showing us the scene in which the conversation occurred. This felt old-fashioned and boring. Yes, I know the book is set in 1830, but it doesn't need to feel as if it were written in 1830 as well. 

There were flashes of brilliance in the writing, like "a skein of good intentions that tangled her hopes with disappointment". But these were outweighed by the ever-present explanatory dialogue tags and excessive telling, which made it hard to see the story. I know there are people who enjoy this kind of writing and storytelling, but I'm not one of them.

Thanks to Bethany House and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
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  • Catalogue Code 420944
  • Product Code 9780764217333
  • ISBN 076421733X
  • EAN 9780764217333
  • Pages 336
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Book House Fiction
  • Publication Date Jun 2015
  • Sales Rank #52007
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.353kg

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