(Book review) At Home in Trinity Series


Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, long time book discussion leader and co-president of ECLA

 


Introduction

Title: At Home in Trinity Series consisting of The Midwife’s Tale, The Midwife’s Choice and The Midwife’s Dilemma

Author: Delia Parr1

Publisher: Bethany House

Publication Date: All in 2015

Format: Paperback

Length: 336 pages, 336 pages and 320 pages

OVERVIEW

Martha Cade comes from a long line of midwives, proud of this satisfying work and hoping to continue her vocation for many years to come. She loves ushering new life into the world and ministering to the mothers but a consequence of being in so many homes and at a rather intimate time, as well, results in Martha knowing all the secrets of her small Pennsylvania town. A blessing yet a burden at times.

Mrs. Cade has been long widowed and raising her headstrong daughter can be a trial. This daughter was the person Martha hoped would take over her midwifery practice in the future but Victoria has her sights set on a more worldly endeavor. At the onset of the first book in the series, Martha has not heard from her daughter in months and is distraught, wondering where she might be.

Other events also weigh heavily on our main character. This is the 1830’s and times are changing.
The obstetric methods of a new young doctor in town are threatening her job, causing pregnant women to seek him out for their care instead of the traditional midwife. And there is romance in the air. As a young woman, Martha’s beau was Thomas Dillon, now the town’s mayor. Although each of them married another, now that they are both widowed, Thomas is determined to make Martha his bride.

Martha trusts the Lord and although her faith is often tested, she turns to Him again and again for strength and guidance resulting in a work of enjoyable yet inspirational  fiction.

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5)

4

Suggested Audience

Teens and adults who enjoy historical Christian fiction, particularly women.

Christian Impact

The thrust of this series is faith in God, faith that is often tested but God himself is always faithful.

Notes

Used by permission of Christian Library Journal.



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