Review of The Midwife's Tale by Delia Parr

Leah Courtney
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Set in the 1700s, I love the time period of The Midwife's Tale. Historical fiction that offers details about the time setting is very appealing to me. I enjoyed seeing a picture of life in the early Americas through the experiences of Martha, a widowed midwife.

This book was an easy read. There wasn't much depth  and not too much character development. It was a pretty straightforward read. Some of the events weren't very believable. The story line involves Martha's grown daughter running away, and some of the events seemed to be a stretch to really imagine.

Overall, I give this one three stars. It's an easy, simple summer read to take to the pool or down to the beach. I give a PG rating. (There are some descriptions of births.) You can find The Midwife's Tale here on Amazon.

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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