Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Midwife

Title:  The Midwife
Author:  Jolina Petersheim
Pages:  400
Year:  2014
Publisher:  Tyndale
As in her first novel, The Outcast, the author is able to draw in the heart of the reader while delving into the story.  Sometimes when I look at the stack of books I am blessed with reading, the choice of my next book can be really hard when faced with many wonderful books or unknown authors I want to discover.  As is my practice, I wait to see which one the Lord would have me read and then share with you.
I loved Jolina’s first novel and when I could, I obtained The Midwife earlier this year.  What I knew to expect would be a wonderful tale, but what I didn’t know was how I would be impacted by the book.  While I have never been a surrogate mother, I have been blessed by having two sons with my husband of over 26 years.  Just being a woman would be enough to read this novel, allowing it to touch your heart and hope for the best outcome for the characters.
While I cannot tell you how it ends because I don’t want to ruin it for you, what I can say is that it will truly cause your eyes to mist.  It will speak to your heart when you read the author’s true life experience when she was writing this novel.  Both the novel and author are a testament to how the Lord can mend broken hearts in ways we cannot see and bring joy from pain.  The novel is truly inspiring, enjoyable, and one to share with your friends or family.
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself talking about the The Midwife and perhaps also read The Outcast, which I also think is exceptional!  The novels are stand alone books that can be read in any order, but don’t miss these wonderful stories!  I cannot wait to see what comes next from the pen of Jolina!
My rating is 5+ stars.
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