Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Midwife of Hope River

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman

William Morrow Paperbacks, August 28, 2012


As a midwife working in the hardscrabble conditions of Appalachia during the Depression, Patience Murphy’s only solace is her gift: the chance to escort mothers through the challanges of childbirth. Just beginning, she takes on the jobs no one else wants: those most in need—and least likely to pay. Patience is willing to do what it takes to fulfill her mentor’s wishes, but starting a midwife practice means gaining trust, and Patience’s secrets are too fragile to let anyone in.

A stirring piece of Americana, The Midwife of Hope River beats with authenticity as Patience faces seemingly insurmountable conditions: disease, poverty, and prejudices threaten at every turn. From the dangerous mines of West Virginia to the terrifying attentions of the Klu Klux Klan, Patience must strive to bring new light, and life, into an otherwise cruel world.

What are you "waiting on" this Wednesday?


  1. This sounds very good.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. I didn't realize she has a new book coming out. I've met the author before - she is a midwife, so I bet this book is accurate.

  3. Ok, guys. Thanks for the comments. You absolutely have to go to
    You Tube and type in The Midwife of Hope River. HarperCollins did an awesome trailer that I've just seen it today. So mysterious and beautiful, I can't wait to read it and I'm the author. ;-) Peace. Patricia (Patsy) Harman