The Midwife’s Tale by Delia Parr {review}

Hello! Here is a new book I recently read and enjoyed:

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Parr’s writing was enjoyable to read, and I loved the plot. Midwife Martha Cade struggles with the challenges to her midwifery practice upon the arrival of a new medical doctor to her small town, while at the same time struggling with the worry of her daughter running off and not being able to locate her. On top of that, she befriends a young boy living in a sort of small orphanage where everything doesn’t exactly appear as it seems. Martha is clearly beloved by her friends and community, but still she struggles with doubts and insecurities – rather true to life, as though times have changed considerably, our fears and worries of reputation and skills are the same as ever.

Martha’s character was really well developed, and her struggles were real and honest. She was very relatable and made realistic decisions. I really enjoyed reading about the relationship between her and Boy; it was sensitive and touching.

Thank you to Bethany House Publishers, who provided me with a free copy in exchange for a review.

Best,
Jen

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