The great depression has hit West Virginia hard. Luckily, nurse Becky Myers has returned to care for them. While she can handle most situations, Becky is still uneasy helping women deliver their babies. And she must find a way to bring Isaac back to life and rediscover the hope they both need to go on. Full of humor and compassion, the reluctant midwife is a moving tribute to the power of optimism and love to overcome the most trying circumstances and times, and is sure to please fans of the poignant Call the Midwife series.
The Reluctant Midwife: A Hope River Novel #ad - Her skills and courage will be tested when a calamitous forest fire blazes through a Civilian Conservation Corps camp. For these mothers-to-be, she relies on an experienced midwife, her dear friend Patience Murphy. Though she is happy to be back in hope river, time and experience have tempered Becky’s cheerfulness-as tragedy has destroyed the vibrant spirit of her former employer Dr Isaac Blum, who has accompanied her.
Patience too has changed.
Once a Midwife: A Hope River NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - And with need greater than ever, who has returned to Hope River, stalwart neighbors, like Bitsy, she must also keep her practice running during this tumultuous time…relying on generous friends, and her own indomitable strength to see them all through. 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. It's "call the Midwife" set in the U. S. Enters the fray. And while some are eager to join the fight, Daniel, Patience’s husband, is not. Homefront during World War II. If you loved patricia harman's midwife of hope river you'll love once a midwife! Named Best Midwife Book of the Year from the American College of Nurse MidwivesThe women of Hope River trust midwife Patience Hester, whose skill in delivering babies is known for miles around.
Once a Midwife: A Hope River Novel #ad - . 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. Daniel is a patriot—but he saw too much bloodshed during the First World War, and has vowed never to take up arms again.
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Patience murphy, 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, and life, a midwife struggling against disease, as she courageously attempts to bring new light, into an otherwise cruel world.
A Midwife's Song: Oh, Freedom! A Hope River Novel Book 4Flying Squirrel Press #ad - Join the civil rights protests on Main Street, of course… and sing! Is changing too. Childbirth in the U. S. It’s 1956, the beginning of the Civil Rights movement in the U. S. Who is bringing them? and why? What do the midwives do now? Read the journals, of course. Struggle to understand and help their children, of course.
Their young adult children are changing. Revolutions are happening all over the world. The diaries detail Grace’s escape from slavery when she was fifteen. And the middle of the Cold War. On the home front, midwives Patience and Bitsy face personal challenges. The midwives who were once called for home deliveries have been overshadowed by the new hospital with its “painless childbirth”, until a few rebel nurses appear and Bitsy and Patience step forward to help them.
A Midwife's Song: Oh, Freedom! A Hope River Novel Book 4 #ad - Patience’s daughter is pregnant “out of wedlock, her son, ” and Danny, has a problem with booze. In the midst of these challenges, journals written in the 1850s by Grace Potts, the elder midwife of the Hope River, begin appearing on Patience’s porch at night. Bitsy’s adopted son returns from Korea wounded in body and spirit.
The Runaway Midwife: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - The residents are friendly, and draw “Sara” into their lives and confidences. Deciding to reinvent herself, Clara takes a new identity—Sara Livingston, a writer seeking solitude. She left her passport back home, and the only way she can enter Canada is by hitching a ride on a snowmobile and illegally crossing the border.
Heading to sea gull island—a tiny, remote Canadian island—Clara is ready for anything. But what will happen if she lets down her guard and reveals the real reason why she left her old life? One lesson soon becomes clear: no matter how far you run, you can never really hide from your past. From the usa today bestselling author of the Hope River series comes a new contemporary midwife novel.
The Runaway Midwife: A Novel #ad - Say “goodbye” to your old life, and “hello” to the life you’ve been waiting for…Midwife Clara Perry is accustomed to comforting her pregnant patients…calming fathers-to-be as they anxiously await the birth of their children…ensuring the babies she delivers come safely into the world. But when clara’s life takes a nosedive, she realizes she hasn’t been tending to her own needs and does something drastic: she runs away and starts over again in a place where no one knows her or the mess she’s left behind in West Virginia.
Well, almost. But there’s no avoiding the outside world. She volunteers at the local medical clinic, using her midwifery skills, and forms a tentative relationship with a local police officer.
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As contemporary as it is historic, part family saga, Winter Sisters is part gripping thriller, and ultimately a story of trauma and resilience that explores the tremendous good and unspeakable evil of which humans are capable. Oliveira writes with feeling. The new york times Book Review“An engrossing story.
Winter Sisters: A Novel #ad - Determined not to give up hope, Dr. When the snow finally settles, two newly orphaned girls are missing. That feels utterly timely. People, 1879: an epic blizzard descends on Albany, “The Best New Books”New York, devastating the city.
Tender Victory: A NovelOpen Road Media #ad - Johnny fletcher serves wounded soldiers from the battlefield as a military chaplain during World War II. Dealing with such prejudice turns more sinister still when a local newspaper publisher cynically uses the story for his own purposes. New york times bestseller: the “touching and effective” story of an American minister who returns home from WWII with five orphaned Holocaust survivors The New York Times.
To his dismay, pennsylvania, his coal-mining community of Barryfield, greets this makeshift family with prejudice and distrust. Rev. Beneath the town’s placid surface run buried religious divisions. His forté is spiritual solace in the darkest of times, but his life changes when he performs a public heroic act: facing down an angry mob intent on attacking five young Holocaust survivors.
Tender Victory: A Novel #ad - Fletcher’s commitment to raising the children according to their individual faiths—two Protestant, two Catholic, and one Jewish—meets with horrific levels of intolerance. . Together with lorry summerfield, disillusioned daughter of Barryfield’s most powerful figure, the beautiful, Fletcher must try to awaken the townspeople to the better angels of their nature before it’s too late.
Upon learning they have no homes or families to return to, Fletcher decides to bring them to America.
Arms Wide Open: A Midwife's JourneyBeacon Press #ad - Patsy opens with stories of living in the wilds of Minnesota in a log cabin she and her lover build with their own hands, the only running water being the nearby streams. The obstetrical climate is changing. The earth is changing, but Patsy's arms remain wide open to life and all it offers. Her memoir of living free and sustainably against all odds will be especially embraced by anyone who lived through the Vietnam War and commune era, and all those involved in the back-to-nature and natural-childbirth movements.
A midwife’s memoir of living free and naturally against all oddsin her first, Patricia Harman told us the stories patients brought into her exam room, and her own story of struggling to help women as a nurse-midwife in medical practice with her husband, highly praised memoir, an OB/GYN, in Appalachia.
Arms Wide Open: A Midwife's Journey #ad - The harmans' family is changing. They set up beehives and give chase to a bear competing for the honey. After a ten-year sojourn for professional training, return to Appalachia, Tom, Patsy and her husband, as a nurse-midwife and physician, where they set up a women's-health practice. In this new book, patsy reaches back to tell us how she first learned to deliver babies, and digs even deeper down to tell us of her youthful experiments with living a fully sustainable and natural life.
Drawing heavily on her journals, Arms Wide Open goes back to a time of counter-culture idealism that the boomer generation remembers well. Her stories sparkle with drama and intensity, but she wants to help more women than healthy hippie homesteaders. Patsy gives birth and learns to help her friends deliver as naturally as possible.
The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife's MemoirBeacon Press #ad - They, in turn, tell her intimate stories both heartbreaking and uplifting. A 2008 indie next pickdespite nurse-midwife patsy harman’s own financial and personal medical trials, including her private battle with uterine cancer, she devotes herself to her patients’ well-being in all aspects of their lives.
The Red Coat: A Novel of BostonSkyhorse #ad - See how the parkers and the Kings each overcome sudden tragedy with resolve and triumph. And witness the profound impact of a mother’s heart on her children’s souls. Carlson brings us front and center with her knowing weave of Celtic passion – both tragic and joyful – words of wisdom, romance, humor, and historical events.
Meet the proud, working-class Irish and staid, upper-class Brahmins through the contrasting lives of these two families and their friends and neighbors. Think downton abbey, caroline parker, set in the heart of boston Irish domestic worker Norah King's decision to ask her wealthy employer, for an elegant red coat that the Beacon Hill matriarch has marked for donation ignites a series of events that neither woman could have fathomed.
As all of these young women experience the realities of life – love and loss, and landscapes in Boston during the 1940s and 50s, challenge, conflict and joy, generations, class prejudices and unexpected prospects – the red coat reveals the distinction between cultures, a time of change, and opportunity.
The Red Coat: A Novel of Boston #ad - Dive into boston feet first! the red Coat is a rich novel that chronicles the legacy of Boston from both sides of the city, Southie and the Hill. The unlikely exchange will impact their respective daughters and families for generations to come, Rosemary, from the coat's original owner, Kay, to the determined and spirited King sisters of South Boston, marriage-minded collegian Cordelia Parker, and Rita.
The Quintland Sisters: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - I was utterly captivated. Joanna goodman, the world's first identical quintuplets to survive birth, author of the home for unwanted GirlsAN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERFor fans of Sold on a Monday or The Home for Unwanted Girls, Shelley Wood's novel tells the story of the Dionne Quintuplets, told from the perspective of a midwife in training who helps bring them into the world.
With her quirky eye for detail, Emma records every strange twist of events in her private journals. As the fight over custody and revenues turns increasingly explosive, Emma is torn between the fishbowl sanctuary of Quintland and the wider world, now teetering on the brink of war. A historical novel that will enthrall you.
The Quintland Sisters: A Novel #ad - . Reluctant midwife emma trimpany is just 17 when she assists at the harrowing birth of the Dionne quintuplets: five tiny miracles born to French farmers in hardscrabble Northern Ontario in 1934. Steeped in research, resilience, heartache, and enduring sisterhood—a fictional, The Quintland Sisters is a novel of love, coming-of-age story bound up in one of the strangest true tales of the past century.
. Emma cares for them through their perilous first days and when the government decides to remove the babies from their francophone parents, making them wards of the British king, Emma signs on as their nurse. Over 6, 000 daily visitors come to ogle the identical “Quints” playing in their custom-built playground; at the height of the Great Depression, the tourism and advertising dollars pour in.
While the rest of the world delights in their sameness, Emma sees each girl as unique: Yvonne, Marie, Cécile, Annette, and Émilie.