For nearly two hundred years, women in Ashley Tollivers family have practiced the art of midwifery in their mountain community. Now she wants to take her skills a step further, but attending medical school means abandoning those women to whom she has dedicated her life, the mountains she loves, and the awakening of her heart.Ashley Tolliver has tended to the women of her small Appalachian community for years. As their midwife, she thinks she has seen it all. Until a young woman gives birth at Ashleys home and is abducted just as Ashley tries to take the dangerously bleeding mother to the nearest hospital. Now Ashley is on a mission to find the woman and her newborn baby . . . before its too late.Hunter McDermott is on a questto track down his birth mother. After receiving more media attention than he could ever want for being in the right place at the right time, he receives a mysterious phone call from a woman claiming to be his mother. Hunter seeks out the aid of the local midwife in the mountain town where the phone call originatedsurely she can shed some light on his own family background.Ashley isnt prepared for the way Hunters entrance into her world affects her heart and her future. He reignites dreams of having her own family that she has long put aside in favor of earning her medical degree and being able to do even more for her community. But is it commitment to her calling or fear of the unknown that keeps her feet firmly planted in the Appalachian soil? Or is it something morefear of her growing feelings for Hunterthat makes her hesitant to explore the world beyond the mountains?...
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The Mountain Midwife Reviews
More like 3.5!
The Mountain Midwife opens with an engaging scene that pulled me immediately into Ashley Toliver’s world – that of a midwife for the women of a small Appalachian community. Awakened in the night, the last thing that Ashley expects is an abduction of her patient right after the birth. This light mystery takes off from there, pulling in another mystery of Hunter McDermott’s birth mother. Both of these threads intertwine nicely as the story progresses, as well as the growing friendshi ...more
I've always find myself enjoying any historical novel by Laurie Alice Eakes. Historical novels have always been synonymous with her name. It was Lady in the Mist that first introduced me to her midwife series. From the start, I read each one and proceeded to other novels written by her. With The Mountain Midwife, Laurie Alice Eakes reintroduces her midwife line and life in the Appalachians, but this time it is a foray into a contemporary setting.
And I have to say, Laurie Alice did a very good jo ...more
This was my first read by this author, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
It follows a lady who came from a long line of midwives. She wished to become a doctor so she could better help the people in the Appalachian mountains. However, to do this she must leave her current patients. Is she really ready to do this? Are her patients really the motive?
This story was enjoyable. Hunter has a mystery to solve about his birth. He needs to track down information from a midwife to figure out his roots and fami ...more
The Mountain Midwife: A Novel is the first book I've read by Laurie Alice Eakes. The story sounded so interesting and intriguing that I wanted to pick it up and read it right away. The storyline reminded me of Jolina Petersheim's The Midwife, which is one of my all-time favorite books, so I went into it eagerly expecting another page turner. The front cover is absolutely gorgeous and looks super inviting. The back cover reads:
"For nearly two hundred years, women in Ashley Tolliver’s family have ...more
My first Fiction Guild book!!! I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I have to be honest when I first received this book, just looking at the cover made me think "Man this book just isn't going to be for me." I let it sit on my shelf for about a month. I just couldn't get the will power to let myself pick it up. I feel so bad about judging this book by it's cover and what I thought it could possibly be about. I thought it was going to be historical fiction, in this isolated moun ...more
4.5 stars! I really, really enjoyed this book! ^_^ I should probably stop saying that I don't like contemporary fiction, because I keep finding gems in this genre! I've read some of Laurie Alice Eakes's historicals, and was expecting The Mountain Midwife to be one also. As it turns out, it's a sort of contemporary companion novel to one of her historical series about midwives. At first I was disappointed. But that soon changed!
The story centers on Ashley Tolliver, a midwife in the Appalachian mo ...more
Between the beautiful covers of this book, you'll find a fresh story that ties the history with the present in a unique way. Even though it's a contemporary tale, there's much of family heritage and the past that connects the plot and characters together. Well-written and unique, the book is full of suspense and twists as curvy as the mountain roads of the Appalachian community.
There were, however, still a few things I had difficulty connecting to. I liked both Ashley and Hunter, but I didn't co ...more
I have seen a lot of other great reviews of this story and I have to say that I agree with these... for the most part. The story starts off wonderfully, with an exciting incident that drives the story on, and a look at what it means to help those who need you. I was fully engaged and excited about this story until about halfway in.
Toward the middle of the story, certain things started to take place that just did not add up. I wish I could explain just what confused me, but unfortunately I tried ...more