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'Utterly true and lyrical, Harman's book should be a little classic' Jacquelyn Mitchard

Call the Midwife meets The Help in this heart-warming debut novel by Patricia Harman.

As a midwife working in rural poverty during the Depression, Patience Murphy's only solace is her gift: the chance to escort mothers through the challenges of childbirth. Just beginning, she takes on the jobs no one else wants: those most in need-and least likely to pay. Patience is willing to do what it takes to fulfil her mentor's wishes, but starting a midwife practice means gaining trust, and Patience's secrets won't allow her to let anyone in.

The Midwife of Hope River beats with authenticity as Patience faces seemingly insurmountable conditions: disease, poverty, and prejudices threaten at every turn. From the dangerous mines of West Virginia to the terrifying attentions of the Ku Klux Klan, Patience must strive to bring new light, and life, into an otherwise cruel world.

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The Midwife of Hope River
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Easy bed time read
February 19th, 2013
This was a great read especially for us interested in birth and women's strength.
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