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...
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The Mountain Midwife Reviews
A seamless blend of mystery and romance.
The Mountain Midwife is a wonderful escape into the wild and remote Appalachian mountains, where centuries of Ashley Tolliver’s female descendants have faithfully cared for generations of women. Ashely is the latest in this line and takes her responsibilities seriously. But still she dreams of spreading her wings, and heading to the big smoke to study a medical degree with the dream of returning to her home to practice as a doctor.
Hunter McDermott lives a ...more
Thanks to Zondervan Fiction & Netgalley for the ARC. I'm giving 'The Mountain Midwife 3 1/3 to 4 stars, and the reason is this. While Laurie Alice Eakes books are some of my most enjoyable reads, and yes this was very different from the English based books of hers I've read, this story ended in a way that didn't seem to come together as you've been led along to believe throughout the story.. Without spoilers, which I don't like to write in a review, Ashley Tolliver who is a midwife in this m ...more
The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through Book Look Bloggers.
Laurie Alice Eakes ventured into the world of contemporary fiction with the writing of this book, which raises my curiosity about her previous work, which is historical in nature. This being my first read by this author, my intent is not to criticize.
While romance is not my favorite genre, nor midwifery my favorite subject, I really enjoyed reading this book. Eakes' writing is squeaky clean and the fa ...more
Between the beautiful covers of this book, you'll find a fresh story that ties the history with the present in a unique way. Even though it's a contemporary tale, there's much of family heritage and the past that connects the plot and characters together. Well-written and unique, the book is full of suspense and twists as curvy as the mountain roads of the Appalachian community.
There were, however, still a few things I had difficulty connecting to. I liked both Ashley and Hunter, but I didn't co ...more
Ashley and Hunter paths cross in unexpected ways, and their lives and all that they have ever believed have then shaken to the core.
Ashley has put her life wish of becoming a doctor on hold as she gave up her studies and came home to help her Grandmother and in the end take over her practice. She is still saving and planning to eventually go back to school and fulfill her dream.
Hunter is and engineer and has lived a very affluent life in the Washington, D.C. area. He is the odd one in the family ...more
He had never felt the lack of the knowledge until meeting this woman who seemed to draw some kind of strength from her heritage.
Hunter McDermott has found out that he is not who he thought he was after the heels of rescue that was caught on youtube and brought him instant success. Hunter is a successful engineer, a man who cares about the world. His world suddenly comes to a standstill when he receives a phone call that his sister is in danger. A sister he didn't know he have. After confronting ...more
This was my first read by this author, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
It follows a lady who came from a long line of midwives. She wished to become a doctor so she could better help the people in the Appalachian mountains. However, to do this she must leave her current patients. Is she really ready to do this? Are her patients really the motive?
This story was enjoyable. Hunter has a mystery to solve about his birth. He needs to track down information from a midwife to figure out his roots and fami ...more
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.