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The Midwife of Hope River

Harman, Patricia (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Midwife of Hope River
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Authors: Harman, Patricia, 1943-
Title: The midwife of Hope River
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 382, 8 p. ; 21 cm
Awards & Distinctions: First Novels 2012
ISBN: 9780062198891
0062198890
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Statement of Responsibility: Patricia Harman
Subject Headings: Midwives Fiction
Topical Term: Midwives
LCCN: 2012010944
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Feb 03, 2014
  • MamaBlair rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book though it may not appeal of you haven't been through birth yourself. Very enjoyable, even if the end left us wanting to find out more!

Jan 24, 2014
  • carlygeddes rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Too sad for me. There were some loose ends left at the end of the story.

Sep 03, 2013
  • ljsteph rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

thoroughly enjoyed the midwife of Hope river.. It had me on the first page, I read it so fast I was disappointed when it was finished. Totally fell in love with Patience and Lizbeth and I felt every heartbreak they experienced.Will be reading it again soon. It was such a releif to find this book as I had been on a loosing streak for what seemed like a long long time as I kept striking out and not finding any books that could keep my interest going.

Aug 17, 2013
  • CindyL rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is filled with bits of history, folk medicine, and the people living during the Great Depression in mining-towns W Virginia. Patience's/Lizbeth's life story gradually unfolds, as does her current life as a courageous and feeling person and midwife. You will not want to put this book down until you finish it.

I really liked this book. I don't know if men would like it, but I enjoyed it so much I read it twice through! Patience and Bitsy are terrific characters. I loved the descriptions of the countryside, as well as the characters. I learned a lot about home births, also...... the author is a midwife herself.

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Dec 26, 2013
  • siammarino rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lizbeth is a midwife in a rural part of West Virginia after World War I. Loved this book because of the way it highlights not only Libeth's courage, but the courage of all the women whose babies she delivers.

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