The Midwife

Petersheim, Jolina. The Midwife. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers. 2014.

midwifeHaving a romantic interest in her professor, as well as needing money to finish her degree, Beth Winslow accepts the invitation to be a surrogate mother. When the results suggest a possible abnormality in the baby, the professor and his wife decide to terminate the pregnancy yet Beth discovers she already loves this child. Running to Hopen Haus, a home for unwed mothers nestled deep in a Mennonite community, Beth assumes the identity of Rhoda Mummau, a midwife at Hopen Haus.

Having just finished and enjoyed The Outcast by Jolina Petersheim, I was excited to have the chance to read The Midwife. A deeply moving story, it was well written as the story transitioned between characters and time frames. Though easy to have been lost, the novel read seamlessly and was cohesive in all aspects. Coupled with her own current personal loss, the author weaves such a sentimental tale that I just couldn’t put it down. Hard decisions, sorrowful circumstances, troubled actions, difficult emotions and unresolved regrets all contribute to a heart-stirring read.

5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Midwife from Tyndale House Publishers for my honest review*


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