Monday, January 18, 2016

Book Review-The Mountain Midwife by Laurie Alice Eakes

The Mountain Midwife
By:  Laurie Alice Eakes
Publisher:  Zondervan Fiction

Ashley Tolliver’s women folk have helped deliver babies in the Appalachia’s for generations so it only seemed natural that Ashley would follow in their footsteps. 

Ashley feels with being a mid-wife she has pretty much seen everything from drugs to poverty, but was completely taken by surprise when she helped a young woman give birth in the middle of the night and as Ashley was making arrangements for the baby and the mother, who was profusely bleeding, to go to the hospital they are abducted.  Ashley must find the baby and her mother before it is too late. 

Hunter McDermott finds out his parents are not his birth parents and is now trying to find his real birth mother.  He receives a mysterious call from a woman claiming to be his birth mother from somewhere in Virginia.  He finds in his journey the people in the Appalachian Community are not very trusting of outsiders, so he turns to Ashley to help him find the mid-wife who delivered him in hopes he can find his mother before it’s too late

Life for Hunter and Ashley become entangled they search for the young mother and her child and Hunter’s birth-mother while dealing with their feelings for each other.

This is a book filled with love, forgiveness and second chances.  As Hunter struggles to understand why his mother gave him up as a baby he finds a peace that can only come from God.  Ashley struggles with wanting more in life than just being a mid-wife, but also wondering if midwifery is God’s plan for her.  I couldn’t put this book down, maybe because my roots are from the foothills of the Appalachia’s or maybe I am just a romantic at heart.  No matter the reason this is a book that will remain in your heart long after you have read the last page.  I would highly recommend this book.

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Zondervan, through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.

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