Friday, November 30, 2018

Once a Midwife by Patricia Harman: New Release with Review

About Once a Midwife

• Paperback: 512 pages • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (November 6, 2018) Welcome back to Hope River in USA Today bestselling author Patricia Harman’s newest novel as midwife Patience Hester, along with her family and friends, face the challenges of the home front during World War II. The women of Hope River trust midwife Patience Hester, whose skill in delivering babies is known for miles around. But though the Great Depression is behind them, troubles are not, for Europe is at war…and it can only be a matter of time before the U.S. enters the fray. And while some are eager to join the fight, Patience’s husband, Daniel, is not. Daniel is a patriot—but he saw too much bloodshed during the First World War, and has vowed never to take up arms again. His stance leaves Patience and their four children vulnerable—to the neighbors who might judge them, and to the government, who imprison Daniel for his beliefs. Patience must support their family and fight for her husband’s release despite her own misgivings. And with need greater than ever, she must also keep her practice running during this tumultuous time…relying on generous friends, like Bitsy, who has returned to Hope River, stalwart neighbors, and her own indomitable strength to see them all through.



4 Stars:

Once a Midwife is book three in the Hope River series. This is a historical fiction which follows our main character, Patience. This is a series that has been on my radar for awhile, and the only reason I was disappointed is that I was not able to read book one and two first! I will be grabbing for those soon as both have been on my TBR. I do feel you can read this as a standalone though.

I really enjoyed this story. This started off around WW2. I teared up several times. I love when a story can pull out so many different emotions while reading, and that is exactly what this story did.

Overall, this was really good. It was a little longer than I think it needed to be, but still amazing. Since I loved this one so much, I will be grabbing for the other books soon. Thank you to TLC Book Tours for sending over a copy of this. This is no shape influenced this review.

Check out Once a Midwife below at Harper Collins, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

Purchase Links

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About Patricia Harman

Patricia Harman, CNM, got her start as a lay midwife on rural communes and went on to become a nurse-midwife on the faculties of Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University, and West Virginia University. She is the author of two acclaimed memoirs and three novels: the bestselling The Midwife of Hope River, The Reluctant Midwife and The Runaway Midwife. She has three sons and lives near Morgantown, West Virginia. Find out more about Patricia at her website, and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you liked it! I read the first book and really enjoyed it. I'm excited to continue the series.

    Thank you for being on the tour!