The Mountain Midwife by Laurie Alice Eakes was a little different than what I thought it would be. I really thought I was getting a historical fiction book. Instead it turned out to me a modern day story. Even though there was an initial disappointment it did not take long for me to get over it. It was a well written book and caught my interest from the first chapter. The characters are well developed and easy to connect with.
This was the first book I read by this author, but from what I understand this author has written a whole series on midwives and those are set more in the past. It's also said that some of the characters from the previous stories are mentioned in this book. I would like to go back and read The Midwives Series. If they are half as good as this book I know I will love it!
Ashley Toliver is a midwife in a small Appalachian community. She comes from a long line of midwives and through the years she thinks she has seen it all. One night a man knocks on her door, he has a pregnant woman with him who is in labor. Ashley feels like something is off, but it is clear that this lady needs help so she lets them in. After the birth, the mother starts bleeding dangerous amounts and Ashley knows she must get her to a hospital quick. As she is making the arrangements the woman, the baby and the man that brought her all disappear. Upon further discovery it seems as if this was a planned abduction. Ashley is determined to find the women and her baby before it is too late.
Hunter McDermott has found himself in the lime light. He is being seen as a hero for being in the right place at the right time. He receives a phone call from a mysterious woman who seen him on the news and is claiming to be his mother. When he finds out from his mom and dad that he is adopted he starts out on a quest to find his birth mother. He seeks help for Ashley Toliver. Ashley had no idea on man could turn her world upside down. He has her questioning her plans for her future and now she doesn't know what she wants.
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