It's "Call the Midwife" set in the U.S. homefront during World War II. If you loved Patricia Harman's Midwife of Hope River you'll love Once a Midwife!
Named Best Midwife Book of the Year from the American College of Nurse Midwives
The women of Hope River trust midwife Patience Hester, whose skill in delivering babies is known for miles around. But though the Great Depression is behind them, troubles are not, for Europe is at war…and it can only be a matter of time before the U.S. enters the fray.
And while some are eager to join the fight, Patience’s husband, Daniel, is not. Daniel is a patriot—but he saw too much bloodshed during the First World War, and has vowed never to take up arms again.
His stance leaves Patience and their four children vulnerable—to the neighbors who might judge them, and to the government, who imprison Daniel for his beliefs.
Patience must support their family and fight for her husband’s release despite her own misgivings. And with need greater than ever, she must also keep her practice running during this tumultuous time…relying on generous friends, like Bitsy, who has returned to Hope River, stalwart neighbors, and her own indomitable strength to see them all through.
About the Author
Patricia Harman, CNM, got her start as a lay midwife on rural communes and went on to become a nurse-midwife on the faculties of Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University, and West Virginia University. She is the author of two acclaimed memoirs and three novels: the bestselling The Midwife of Hope River, The Reluctant Midwife and The Runaway Midwife. She has three sons and lives near Morgantown, West Virginia.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings The third in a series and this is one of those series where you should start at the beginning, so I may say some spoilers below, so warning you now! Patience Hester is a midwife in a small community in West Virginia and as World War II is looming she is trying to help her community in any way she can. Patience is married to a veterinarian, Daniel, and although they are mostly in the same work field they feel completely different about this war. Daniel still has visions of World War I and they haunt him, so he can't imagine joining the draft and going to war again. This book is about their views on World War II and how their family survives this moment in time.
After getting to know Patience and her family and friends in the other books, I couldn't wait to dive into this book. It did NOT disappoint!! This author writes in such a way that I feel I am in the story myself. Patience is someone I could see myself being friends with. I so hope that there will be another sequel.