The Midwife's Tale by Delia Parr ~ Review

Lucie's Review:

Martha Cade is a skilled midwife, trained by her grandmother before her, she is also a mother concerned for her only daughter who runs off with a troupe of actors. This is a well written tale that portrays with authenticity life in rural Pennsylvania during the 1830's as they experience the winds of change.

There is a full cast of characters and I loved Martha's trusty draft horse, Grace.  I also really liked Aunt Hilda, and while she isn't really Martha's aunt she is a great friend.

Martha is a strong heroine, who is compassionate and kind. She is very close with many of the townspeople and shows kindness to many who would normally be over looked.

Overall, a very well written story that makes the setting and time period come alive.

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This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Midwife’s Tale

Bethany House Publishers (June 2, 2015)


Delia Parr


Delia Parr is the author of sixteen historical and inspirational historical romance novels, including Hearts Awakening, Love's First Bloom, and Hidden Affections. The mother of three grown children, she was a long-time high school teacher in southern New Jersey before retiring to Florida.


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 has been tested more. 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.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Midwife’s Tale, go HERE.

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