Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Book Look Bloggers Review: The Mountain Midwife


Ok, so when I saw this book I was like "Midwife!  A book about a Mountain Midwife!!" Then I read some review that mentioned that the book talked about the history of mountain midwifery....  well now I guess maybe the person actually meant the midwifery history of the character in the book.  I told my parents that I was getting a book about mountain midwives and was super excited so pulled up a random internet review for my mother and started reading it....  um...  maybe this isn't what I was expecting....  so yes, this book is *not* a historical story about a Mountain Midwife....  it's actually a *novel* about a modern day midwife.  

From the back of the book: 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 Ashley's homes and is abducted just as Ashley tries to take the dangerously bleeding mother to the nearest hospital.  Now Ashley is on a mission to ind the woman and her new born baby.... before it is to late....  read more here

Details: After reading what the *novel* was about...  this isn't book I'd give a second look at, but since it was on it's way to my house and I'd already agreed to review- I did.

The story starts with a mysterious woman who shows up at Ashley's door and births at her midwifery clinic/house and then suddenly disappears.  Ashley sets out to find the mystery woman.

Meanwhile a man name Hunter McDermott is on a mission to find his birth mother after a sudden phone call from  her.  He ends up checking with the midwife clinic where he was born which leads him to meeting Ashley since her grandmother was the midwife present at his birth.

They end up working together to find his birth mom and all mysterious are solved in the end with some surprising twists and turns!

Pros: It is obvious that the author made sure to have the midwifery information in this book accurate. The writing style is easy to read, mysterious, and captivating.

Cons: I did not like the over-the-top romance references/descriptions.  They were unnecessary.  Also the back of the book talked about how the woman was dangerously bleeding and how Ashley needed to find her before it was too late.  The book never stated how the bleeding taken careof-- so it ended up not sounding very urgent or dangerous. 

Conclusion: I'm giving this book a 2.5 star rating for it's writing style and midwifery information.  

Disclaimer: I received this book free for review.  All thoughts are my own.

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