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Pregnant woman today are pretty lucky. They can decide what type of birth they want, if they want a midwife or a doctor and even if they want to have pain medication during labor. This was not the case in the 1800s.
In the past, only midwifes attended pregnant women. Doctors treated men. Towards the mid 1800s, this began to shift. Doctors started taking over midwife duties.
A Midwife’s Tale is set in Trinity, Pennsylvania and tells the story of Martha Cade. Martha comes from a long line of midwives. Midwifery and natural healing is in her blood. She has a good client base and she is secure with her life.
Until her daughter runs away.
Faced with searching for her daughter, Martha also faces the challenge of a new doctor in town. One who seemingly wishes to take over her job.
Throughout the pages of A Midwife’s Tale, learn how Martha faces her challenges with faith and courage. Learn about the history of midwifery and prepared to fall in love with the characters.
What surprised me a lot about the book is the plot twists. I can honestly say that I didn’t expect any of them.
The Midwife’s Tale is authored by Delia Parr and published by Bethany House. You can purchase the book on Amazon or at any other major book store.