The Midwife’s Dilemma by Delia Parr

I was sad to see this was the last book in the At Home in Trinity series. I have enjoyed all of them. As I read it, I couldn’t help but think about when I met Martha in the first book, The Midwife’s Tale. It was like thinking back on the life of a friend.
Midwife Cade has faced many changes in the three books. She is a middle aged widow and these new chapters in her life hold true for women even now: children becoming adults, letting go of control in their lives and ours, realizing we cannot keep up our youthful pace, confronting new decisions about the future, and most of all accepting the time of life we are in.
There were moments I became aggravated at the Martha for her overbearing, bossy attitude toward others. Then I realized taking control of situations was just part of her calling as midwife spilling over into other relationships.
I admired her for waiting on God’s guidance in the choices set before her, and I could relate to how much harder those are later in years. A lesson that ran throughout the book was how God provides for us even before the need arises. I experience this in my life as a widow. I continued to enjoy the fascinating facts about medicine and midwifery during that era. Ms. Parr’s solid characters and wonderful sense of humor made this another great book. I loved the ending!!
I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I have stated are my own.

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