It is never easy to allow your children to grow up and leave the protection of the nest. Martha struggles harder with this than others, since her daughter is all that she has left.
As the story goes on, Martha is confronted with other harsh realities in her role as local midwife. Her life seems to be falling apart. Can she keep her faith through it all?
The Midwife’s Choice is the second book in the At Home in Trinity series. It was fairly easy to put together the events of the first book from the clues left in this one.
I would love to give this book a great review and tell you how much I enjoyed it, but that just isn’t the case. While many would disagree with my experience in this, I won’t be reading the rest of the books in the series.
While the premise to this story made me want to read it, the novel did not capture my interest in the way I hoped. It took me several weeks to get through the pages – and as a woman who normally reads a book in a day, that is a very long time.
Come Home to Friendship, Family, and Faith in the Town of Trinity
In a time when the traditional ways of medicine are constantly being questioned by new doctors fresh from medical school, midwife Martha Cade 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. At the same time, she must decide whether she’ll risk reopening the heart she’d long closed off to love.
Though a small town, Trinity, Pennsylvania, is fraught with secrets, and as a midwife, Martha moves among its people. She knows which homes are filled with light and love, which families have slipped into grief, which wives are unhappy, and which husbands dare to cross lines…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.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.