The Midwife's Choice (At Home in Trinity Series #2)

The Midwife's Choice (At Home in Trinity Series #2)

by Delia Parr

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Come Home to Friendship, Family, and Faith in the Town of Trinity

In a time when the traditional ways of medicine are constantly being questioned by new doctors fresh from medical school, midwife Martha Cade tries to balance her life's calling with the demands of her family. Recently reunited with her estranged seventeen-year-old daughter, Martha finds herself torn between guiding her child and allowing her to be an adult. At the same time, she must decide whether she'll risk reopening the heart she'd long closed off to love.

Though a small town, Trinity, Pennsylvania, is fraught with secrets, and as a midwife, Martha moves among its people. She knows which homes are filled with light and love, which families have slipped into grief, which wives are unhappy, and which husbands dare to cross lines...As Martha struggles with the conflicts of being a mother, a midwife, and a woman, she learns the greatest lessons of all--that hope can shine even in the darkest hours, and that faith has a way of making the impossible possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441229038
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/24/2015
Series: At Home in Trinity Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 131,982
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Delia Parr is the author of fifteen historical and inspirational historical romance novels, including Hearts Awakening, Love's First Bloom, and Hidden Affections. The mother of three grown children, she was a longtime high school teacher in southern New Jersey before retiring to Florida.
Delia Parr is the author of seventeen historical and inspirational historical romance novels, including The Midwife's Tale, Hearts Awakening, Love's First Bloom, and Hidden Affections. The mother of three grown children, she was a longtime high school teacher in southern New Jersey before retiring to Florida's sunny west coast. In between visits to her grandchildren in several different states, she spends her time writing and volunteering alongside other women who share a bond of sisterhood as sisters of faith.

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The Midwife's Choice (At Home in Trinity Series #2) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great plot twists!
ksnapier475 More than 1 year ago
The Midwife's Choice, by Delia Parr, is the second book in the At Home in Trinity series. I had not read the first book, but I was able to keep everything straight easily. This book is set in Trinity, Pennsylvania and is centered around Martha Cade, a midwife. I loved this story. The sacrifices a midwife, and her family, have to accept are daunting and rewarding. I caught myself in awe and amazed as the story continued. It is beautiful. I would recommend this book to everyone. It is well-worth the read. I was given this book by Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. Thank you.
Moonpie72 More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed Delia Parr’s 1st book in this series, The Midwife’s Tale, and I liked this one even more! Although you definitely want to read the other book, this one can be read as a standalone. Where the first book was exciting this one really steps up the suspense and mystery! I really like Martha Cade, the main character, a widowed midwife in the mid-1800. She has poured her heart and soul into to profession for many years. At age 42, she is not like most heroines, young and just staring out in life. This makes her even more interesting to me. She is a tough independent woman that has weathered many storms. Her only daughter who has run away from home in the previous book returns but her homecoming does not have the outcome Martha envisioned. She is living with to elderly sisters over their bakery business. They are very sweet and loving ladies and have taken Martha as part of their family, but the hide a very dark secret. Thomas, an old flame of Martha’s who is also widow continues his pursuit of her which causes her to question her past and future. Her job as a midwife and making her own way has molded Martha into quite a formidable lady. She has a take charge, decisive, “my way or the highway” attitude. While these are wonderful qualities for bringing new life into the world, and caring for new mothers, they are not so great in personal relationships. We forget that other era’s had many of the same social problems we do, but did not have all the resources we have to deal with them. Solutions relied on the love and commitment of the community. Martha reaches out to help a young woman caught up in domestic abuse, a disabled elderly man, and an orphan. I love the way she has a personal ministry with such love and compassion for others. Her unwavering faith in God and her strong relationship with Him are the foundation that brings her through so much. Sometimes though she tries to use that strength to fight against God’s plan, but she always surrenders and sees the error of her way. As always I enjoy learning more about the practice of midwifery during that time. This book received this book at no charge from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I have stated are my own.
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
The Midwife’s Choice by Delia Parr is the second book in the At Home in Trinity series. Martha Cade (42 and widow) is the midwife to the town of Trinity, Pennsylvania. Martha is a determined, stubborn woman who is very set in her ways (she reminds me of myself). She lives in a room over the confectionary (which is great since she has a penchant for sweets) with Fern and Ivy Lynn. Martha comes home after a difficult birthing case to find her seventeen-year-old daughter, Victoria, has returned home. Victoria had run away with a traveling theatre troupe several months ago, and Martha had been unable to find her (despite her following the troupe). However, Victoria does not wish to stay in Trinity. Victoria wishes to be a writer and has had her first published poem. Will Victoria be able to convince her mother to let her leave again? Martha delivered Nancy Clifford’s stillborn son. This did not cause the baby’s death, Martha reassured the husband, Russell. The woman claimed she fell walking while carrying wood and landed on her stomach (though she did have a lot of bruises). Martha had no reason to doubt her story until a few days later. The townspeople band together to help Nancy and keep her away from her husband (who is a very determined man). Martha is in for a busy time. She has to deal with her daughter, Nancy’s situation, Samuel’s condition has worsened, and Thomas Dillon (he is the town mayor and very much in love with Martha) wants an answer to his question. Read The Midwife’s Choice to catch up on the events in Trinity. The Midwife’s Choice is the second book in the At Home in Trinity series and you really do need to read the first book in order to understand everything that is going on in the book. There are many characters and happenings. The author does try to update the reader in The Midwife’s Choice, but I think it would be beneficial. The Midwife’s Choice is a pleasurable book to read. There are parts where you laugh, cry, and sigh. The book does place a lot of emphasis on prayer and scripture. Faith and prayer are powerful tools (if you believe). The Midwife’s Choice has good characters and a lovely setting. I give The Midwife’s Choice 4 out of 5 stars. I look forward to reading the third book in the At Home in Trinity series. I received a complimentary copy of The Midwife’s Choice from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
LisetteRue More than 1 year ago
It is Trinity, Pennsylvania, in 1831, and town midwife Martha Cade has enough on her mind. While she has formed a rapport with Dr. Benjamin McMillan – the university-educated doctor – she is in a time when her time-honored ways are being questioned and even dismissed. Her seventeen-year-old daughter has also just returned to Trinity, with ideas of her own. Unfortunately, Victoria doesn’t get why her mother doesn’t understand her wishes, and Martha is struggling with treating Victoria as an adult versus an obstinate child. Martha continues to wrestle with her feelings for Mayor Thomas Dillon. On top of that, Martha has had to temporarily relocate. And there are always the babies. The joy of twins and the devastation of loss. From heartache to elation, emotions run the gamut in this book. Additionally, there is a new face that’s going to need lots of support. Will the sisterhood of women in Trinity – and the men, too – come together to help a newcomer in need? It was nice to return to Trinity in this second book in the At Home in Trinity series. Trinity is a town of connection. The town’s bonds are stronger than the worst antagonist. Parr has created female characters that assert their independence. The men, while mostly stereotypical for the time, are shown to have more character than that, especially when a newcomer crosses lines in a major way. I still love how Parr has created Martha in an imperfect light, though she glorifies the Lord. It doesn’t matter that this story takes place in 1831, because being flawed human beings is something we can understand in any time, while also knowing that we are loved by Him. Fans of the first story will definitely want to read this one, but I’d encourage anyone to read this that enjoys historical Christian fiction. -- Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions are expressly my own.
Jaquelyn More than 1 year ago
The Midwife’s Choice is book two in the At Home in Trinity series. After reading the first book in this series I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen next. The Midwife’s Tale is book one in the series, and I would recommend reading it first. You don’t have to in order to enjoy this story, but it helps you understand and know the characters more. I enjoyed visiting Trinity, and can’t wait to go again. Martha Cade has been the person women call for help when their babies are coming into this world. Times are changing, but Martha isn’t ready for them to. She is used to keeping everyones secrets, and doesn’t want to lose her place in Trinity. Martha’s job has always kept her busy, and when she is reunited with her daughter, she can’t help but feel torn. Being a midwife isn’t easy, but she feels that it is her calling. Can she juggle everything and make everyone happy? I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction. Parr did a great job at giving the characters depth, and made it hard to stop reading. I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are my own.
artsybookworm More than 1 year ago
The Midwife's Choice by Delia Parr is the second book in the At Home in Trinity series. This series needs to be read in order because it is basically one long book. This sequel was a wonderful continuation from the first book. I really enjoy the author's way of weaving the story and showcasing the protagonist's real struggles as a mother and as a human being. She doesn't make Martha better than anyone else or the only one who can save the day. Plus, the author based the character on a midwife from that time period so that must be why the story is so powerful since it's based on real life problems and solutions. Martha Cade is thrilled to have her daughter, Victoria, back home from New York City. But when she learns that Victoria plans on going back to the city with her protector, June Morgan, she is devastated. Has she lost her daughter because of her expectations for her? Will she be able to mend their relationship before it's too late? Martha also has to deal with her feelings for the mayor, her first beau. Thomas wants to marry her, but Martha isn't sure their wants will be able to work together. In the midst of this new dilemma, she cares for a young lady who was beaten by her brutal husband. Will they be able to convince her that her husband isn't safe? I loved this story! The growth of Martha amidst uncertainty was done so well, and I loved how Martha was able to help her daughter reach her potential by showering her with love and compliments. It was a powerful part of the story and showcased the importance of encouraging our children to use their talents to be who God wants them to be. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book! I was given this book for free from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
I loved my return trip to Trinity and spending more time with Martha Cade and the other folks we have come to love here. Victoria has returned home, at least she is safe and sound, and there is a lot more to this young woman’s story. This story is filled with love and there is some tragedy and violence, and the ending is so very surprising, I loved it! A really good read about the use of a midwife in early America before the medical society of doctors took over and they started to disappear for a while. This book does touch on a very sensitive subject and laws were very different in early America. Woman did not have the same standing in society, and the husband was always right. Almost like cattle in that the wife belonged to the husband, and I cringed at who believed in this. There is a bit of romance in the making here, or maybe it has existed for years, even before each had married others, between Martha and Thomas. We wonder if Martha can ever move towards a new life, or will she allow a relationship to build with Thomas. This town will warm your heart and come to rally around a young woman in trouble, loved how they helped her and it will make you smile. Don’t miss this one, it is the second book in the story, but all of the facts are filled in for you, of course the first book is awesome and you will realize that you want more once you have read this one. Enjoy! I received this book through Bethany House Publishers Blogger Program and was not required to give a positive review.
amvkv More than 1 year ago
Martha Cade has been the provider by her midwifery. Dedicated, knowledgeable, and dependable, she has been kept busy, but did that business have its own cost? Her daughter Victoria left and did not stay in touch, but now she has returned. A wealthy Mrs. Morgan accompanied Victoria on her trip home. Victoria has no inclination to follow in the family work of being a midwife. She is a writer and proud to have been working for the Morgan’s magazine. Much to her mother’s dismay, she does not plan to stay but to return to the city to work for Mr. and Mrs. Morgan. The mayor, an old friend, strikes up a courtship with Martha. Will she consider leaving her community without a midwife since modern science is pulling people away anyway? I thought I would love the book with the midwife connection. I found it just a bit dry like it needed a bit more. Thomas’s character could have been more developed and the relationship could have offered more to the reader. The romance aspect was not as developed, intriguing, and delightful as other Bethany House Publisher books, so I found it not at the usual high level as their other books. I also was not fond of the concept that Victoria was supposed to stay at home with her mother, even though I understand that was a part of the historical culture of the time. I received this book freely from Bethany House Publishers and this is my honest opinion.
Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
The Midwife’s Choice is a wonderful story! Once again, Delia Parr brings Trinity, Pennsylvania, and its residents to life in a captivating tale of faith, family, and friendship. I love Martha Cade and her work as the community midwife! In this second book of the At Home in Trinity series, Martha is confronted with events that cause her to struggle with the decisions she has made and the life she has chosen. Each twist and turn of the plot drew me deeper into the story, and I reveled in its drama, emotion, and romance. There are beautiful spiritual threads woven through the story and numerous words of wisdom shared. I made note of several meaningful quotes and passages throughout the book, and the following encapsulates one of the many lessons Martha learns. “It’s natural for things to change. Even the land changes over time. So do people. They come into our lives and sometimes, sadly, they leave far too soon. But our memories–of our loved ones and our lives together–are ours to keep. Sometimes they fade a bit and we lose little details, or we might even forget whole incidents. Until something prompts us to remember. But the goodness, the warmth, the love our memories contain–that’s what will always stay in our hearts so we can carry our memories wherever we go. And there’s always room to add more.” I thoroughly enjoyed The Midwife’s Choice and can’t wait to revisit these beloved characters again in The Midwife’s Dilemma! I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. All thoughts expressed are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In a time when the traditional ways of medicine are constantly being questioned by new doctors fresh from medical school, midwife Martha Cade tries to balance her life's calling with the demands of her family. Recently reunited with her estranged seventeen-year-old daughter, Martha finds herself torn between guiding her child and allowing her to be an adult. At the same time, she must decide whether she'll risk reopening the heart she'd long closed off to love. Though a small town, Trinity, Pennsylvania, is fraught with secrets, and as a midwife, Martha moves among its people. She knows which homes are filled with light and love, which families have slipped into grief, which wives are unhappy, and which husbands dare to cross lines...As Martha struggles with the conflicts of being a mother, a midwife, and a woman, she learns the greatest lessons of all--that hope can shine even in the darkest hours, and that faith has a way of making the impossible possible. This was a well-written book that wasn't overtly 'religion-pushing,' like some novels are. The lessons learned (including humility, faith, judgment of character, trust in God's plans, letting go, and embracing change) all came about naturally over the course of the book. In the end, she learns that her burdens were unnecessary...which is a lesson most of us could use. Worry is a daily issue for most moms that I know! She learns to open up to others, and shares her load, which ultimately strengthens those relationships. My only 'problem' was that this isn't the first book in the series I wish I had started with the first in this series! I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
4aussiegirl More than 1 year ago
THE MIDWIFE’S CHOICE A Home in Trinity #2 By: Della Parr The cover as always either catches my eye or it doesn’t. Either it tells me a story or it just lays there saying nothing at all. This book told me a story of life’s story of a time in history that has been forgotten by most especially the children of today. I loved the snowy picture and wondered how ladies truly stayed warm I those caps. A time where people had a hard life yet it was a good life. A time of along ago of how people that helped other people because of their kind hearts, money wasn’t always what most of these people cared about, they cared about each other first. This is a story of love, heartbreak, forgiveness and choice we make and most of all faith in our Lord. There are so many twists and turns it will have you turning the pages faster than ever to see what was going to happen next. Where and when was the next dilemma going to happen and to whom? Just as you figure out one problem then next one is around the barn waiting to happen and keep you wondering how it is all going to fit together like a quilt being made by the perfect quit maker. Calling all angels to help as you send up prayers to guide you out of the trouble you found yourself in. As they seem to take their sweet time as you desperately pray for them to show up yesterday not next week; some seem to be little pushy angels at that. But God always sends them in the nick of time and they don’t always do what you think they will do pushy little Cherubs. The writer did a fantastic job as you will smile at some of the way the line to the story goes, also make for a nice read. As you take a journey to church with the towns people where and Victoria is waiting to meet all her family and friends before leaving to go back to NYC, then their another couple that want to surprise the whole towns of Trinity, but the Church people have other ideas for this day. Wonder what they have planned for this day? The best part awaits after Church did I say the best part was at the church maybe the best part is at confectionery where life is as sweet as cherry pie and the sisterhood is as strong as the sweetness of the fresh fallen snow. It just pulls you right into the story and won't let go. HAPPY READING!!!!!! I recommend this book highly for a wonderful read. I received this book free from Bethany House for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review just an honest one. The opinions I have expressed are entirely my own and no one else’s. 5 Stars ISBN 978-0-7642-1734-0
NanaNor More than 1 year ago
I read a great book this week and want to share it with you. I know during this season, many don't have the time to read, but I always read before turning out the lights at night. I haven't read any books by Delia Parr before and was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed her writing. Sometimes, when I pick up a book written by an author I've never heard of, I'm just not sure about it. Here is a synopsis by the publisher: Come Home to Friendship, Family, and Faith in the Town of Trinity In a time when the traditional ways of medicine are constantly being questioned by new doctors fresh from medical school, midwife Martha Cade tries to balance her life's calling with the demands of her family. Recently reunited with her estranged seventeen-year-old daughter, Martha finds herself torn between guiding her child and allowing her to be an adult. At the same time, she must decide whether she'll risk reopening the heart she'd long closed off to love. Though a small town, Trinity, Pennsylvania, is fraught with secrets, and as a midwife, Martha moves among its people. She knows which homes are filled with light and love, which families have slipped into grief, which wives are unhappy, and which husbands dare to cross lines...As Martha struggles with the conflicts of being a mother, a midwife, and a woman, she learns the greatest lessons of all--that hope can shine even in the darkest hours, and that faith has a way of making the impossible possible." The story line was intriguing to me because one of my dearest, closest, best friends(from high school to now)was a midwife for longer than I can remember. I know firsthand the sacrifices that these women make to help others. I felt that Delia's story reflected this and more; I had never thought about midwifes seeing abuse up close. As a young mom, I attended a grade school reunion with just woman and birthing became a topic; I was amazed to find out that one of the girls in my class mother had all her children at home-I never had a clue, but then I wasn't close friends with her either. I would rate this book at five stars(out of five) because it was fast and easy yet kept me wondering what would happen next. I will definitely be getting her other book. I want to thank Bethany House, a division of Baker Publisher, for providing me with this book. I received it without any compensation for my honest review.