Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Midwife of Hope River, by Patricia Harman

The Midwife of Hope River, by Patricia Harman

320 pages

"As a midwife working in the hardscrabble conditions of Appalachia during the Depression, Patience Murphy's only solace is her gift: the chance to escort mothers through the challanges of childbirth. Just beginning, she takes on the jobs no one else wants: those most in need-and least likely to pay. Patience is willing to do what it takes to fulfill her mentor's wishes, but starting a midwife practice means gaining trust, and Patience's secrets are too fragile to let anyone in."

I won a pre-release copy of this book off (it comes out Aug. 28). I was really hoping to connect more with the main character. The story jumps around so much you never really get comfortable.

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