The Mountain Midwife by Laurie Alice Eakes

The Mountain Midwife

First thoughts: Don’t judge a book by its cover, or its title in this instance.  This was a very enjoyable read.  Had I not been sent a copy to review, this probably wouldn’t have been one I would pick up, but it’s definitely worth reading.  Filled with interesting characters, mysterious pasts and secrets, the story kept me guessing until the end.  There were enough twists to keep it unpredictable.  I loved every minute of it.

 Plot:  Ashley Tolliver is a midwife in Appalachia  (hence the unoriginal title) where she’s following in the footsteps of generations of the Tolliver women.  She dreams of attending medical school, becoming a doctor and really being able to help her patients, like the young girl that mysteriously showed up in the middle of the night, gave birth, then disappeared while she was still hemorrhaging.   Hunter McDermott is reluctantly branded a hero by the national media after saving a child.  In the flurry of attention, he receives a phone call from a woman claiming to be his mother.  Hunter’s search for the truth about his past brings him to Appalachia where crosses paths with Ashley, who’s apparently got someone trying to harm her.

 Recommendation:  I would recommend this book to those who like Inspirational Romance with a little bit of suspense.  As she is a midwife, a few scenes have some details of childbirth, but it didn’t get too graphic.  All in all, a great and enjoyable story.

 Rating:  4.5/5 stars

 I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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