What are you reading Tuesdays? The Midwife of Hope River
I’m reading The Midwife of Hope River – it is a very good story based on a real midwife’s experiences. I love fictional stories that are woven through with truth. It’s the type of story I am working on right now. Sometimes a bit painful because you know where the truth lies, but always enriching because you can also see where the hope lies.
Here’s a little more about the book:
In The Midwife of Hope River, first-time novelist Patricia Harmon transports us to poverty stricken Appalachia during the Great Depression years of the 1930s and introduces us to a truly unforgettable heroine. Patience Murphy, a midwife struggling against disease, poverty, and prejudice—and her own haunting past—is a strong and endearing character that fans of the books of Ami McKay and Diane Chamberlain will take into their hearts, as she courageously attempts to bring new light, and life, into an otherwise cruel world.