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The Mountain Midwife

For nearly two hundred years, women in Ashley Tollivers family have practiced the art of midwifery in their mountain community. Now she wants to take her skills a step further, but attending medical school means abandoning those women to whom she has dedicated her life, the mountains she loves, and the awakening of her heart.Ashley Tolliver has tended to the women of her small Appalachian community for years. As their midwife, she thinks she has seen it all. Until a young woman gives birth at Ashleys home and is abducted just as Ashley tries to take the dangerously bleeding mother to the nearest hospital. Now Ashley is on a mission to find the woman and her newborn baby . . . before its too late.Hunter McDermott is on a questto track down his birth mother. After receiving more media attention than he could ever want for being in the right place at the right time, he receives a mysterious phone call from a woman claiming to be his mother. Hunter seeks out the aid of the local midwife in...

Title : The Mountain Midwife
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ISBN : 9780310333449
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 352 pages
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The Mountain Midwife Reviews

  • Rebekah Gyger

    I have seen a lot of other great reviews of this story and I have to say that I agree with these... for the most part. The story starts off wonderfully, with an exciting incident that drives the story on, and a look at what it means to help those who need you. I was fully engaged and excited about this story until about halfway in.

    Toward the middle of the story, certain things started to take place that just did not add up. I wish I could explain just what confused me, but unfortunately I tried
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  • Beth

    More like 3.5!

    The Mountain Midwife opens with an engaging scene that pulled me immediately into Ashley Toliver’s world – that of a midwife for the women of a small Appalachian community. Awakened in the night, the last thing that Ashley expects is an abduction of her patient right after the birth. This light mystery takes off from there, pulling in another mystery of Hunter McDermott’s birth mother. Both of these threads intertwine nicely as the story progresses, as well as the growing friendshi
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  • Mandi

    As a former OB nurse, I generally adore novels that have midwifery in them. However, this novel felt like a mix of Harlequin romance and Christian fiction and was defiantly not for me. Unrealistic, cheesy at times and the ending was far too tidy for the situation.

  • Nicole

    My first Fiction Guild book!!! I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I have to be honest when I first received this book, just looking at the cover made me think "Man this book just isn't going to be for me." I let it sit on my shelf for about a month. I just couldn't get the will power to let myself pick it up. I feel so bad about judging this book by it's cover and what I thought it could possibly be about. I thought it was going to be historical fiction, in this isolated moun ...more

  • Angie Fehl

    Ashley Tolliver has been carrying on the tradition of Appalachian midwifery that's run through her family for centuries. Lately though, she's felt compelled to temporarily leave her community to pursue a medical degree, so that she might serve her community that much better. Her hesitation lies in the possibility of offending family or community members with her decision. Mountain midwives get plenty of flack from "city doctors" for their lack of training, it might seem to some that Ashley's mov ...more

  • Shantelle

    4.5 stars! I really, really enjoyed this book! ^_^ I should probably stop saying that I don't like contemporary fiction, because I keep finding gems in this genre! I've read some of Laurie Alice Eakes's historicals, and was expecting The Mountain Midwife to be one also. As it turns out, it's a sort of contemporary companion novel to one of her historical series about midwives. At first I was disappointed. But that soon changed!

    The story centers on Ashley Tolliver, a midwife in the Appalachian mo
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  • Kristina

    The Mountain Midwife by Laurie Alice Eakes is a heartwarming Christian novel two mysteries in it. Ashley Tolliver is twenty-nine years old and a certified nurse midwife. Women in Ashley’s family have been midwives for over two hundred years. One night she is awakened by pounding on her door. A young woman with a man are on her doorstep. The young woman is in labor and needs assistance. Ashley lets them in and delivers the baby. The young woman then starts hemorrhaging. Ashley tries to call for h ...more

  • Rebecca

    Set against the lush backdrop of the Appalachia mountains in southern Virginia, "The Mountain Midwife" traces a lineage of midwives straight to Ashley Tolliver, a young woman who is determined to pursue medical school in order to advance her skills beyond those of a trained midwife. One troubling night changes everything; a young pregnant teen delivers a baby at Ashley's in-home clinic, bleeding terribly and then mysteriously disappearing with the man who accompanied her, chased down by a speedi ...more