The Mountain Midwife, by Laurie Alice Eakes, is a present day story that opens with midwife Ashley Tolliver’s doorbell ringing in the middle of the night. Not one to turn anyone away who might need her, she opens her door to the strangers, one of whom is a pregnant young woman. Ashley delivers the baby and while she is trying to make arrangements for the mother to go to a hospital, the couple and the baby vanish. This is just the beginning of the turmoil that follows.
Hunter McDermott is not a man to seek the limelight. A heroic act places him in the news which leads to a phone call from a woman claiming to be his real mother. His quest to find this woman leads him to Ashley and a world totally foreign to him. Learning about his past comes with a price.
This is an engrossing story. The stories of Ashley and Hunter interlock. The secondary characters are interesting and add a great deal to the novel. The author skillfully details important issues while Ashley and Hunter move closer together. They find themselves questioning what they really want and they face challenging choices. What does the future hold for them?
I found The Mountain Midwife to be a well written, meaningful story that is filled with surprises. Highly recommended.
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