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
Laurie Alice Eakes quite simply has a way with words… and with characters. I was delighted to see these strengths just as evident in The Mountain Midwife, her first contemporary novel, as in her historicals. The fact that characters in The Mountain Midwife descended from characters in two of her historical series made it just all the more thrilling for a book adorer like me.
When I read novels like this, books that wink at the author’s other works, I feel a little like Anne Shirley – caught up in ...more
He had never felt the lack of the knowledge until meeting this woman who seemed to draw some kind of strength from her heritage.
Hunter McDermott has found out that he is not who he thought he was after the heels of rescue that was caught on youtube and brought him instant success. Hunter is a successful engineer, a man who cares about the world. His world suddenly comes to a standstill when he receives a phone call that his sister is in danger. A sister he didn't know he have. After confronting ...more
Light romance with decent storyline.
Exquisite mix of romance and mystery. This is Laurie Alice Eakes first contemporary novel and I was completely captivated. Has all the intricacy and depth of her historical novels but with a modern twist. And woot -- book nerd alert -- Ashley is a direct descendant of Griff and Esther from Choices of the Heart and Tabitha and Dominick from Lady in the Mist. Loved that nod to her historical midwife series.
I'm smitten by this setting. Eakes captures the essence of this Appalachian community. From ...more
All the other books I had read by Ms. Eakes had been historical, so I was pleasantly surprised by a contemporary. I enjoy history, but there is something about a well written historical. When it is about midwives, birth and such, it is even better. This book portrays the life of a nurse midwife that works in a small Appalachian community. As such, she gives her viewpoint as such.
I enjoyed the storyline, with a mystery interwoven throughout, bringing us full circle from wealth to the backwoods. ...more
Thanks to Zondervan Fiction & Netgalley for the ARC. I'm giving 'The Mountain Midwife 3 1/3 to 4 stars, and the reason is this. While Laurie Alice Eakes books are some of my most enjoyable reads, and yes this was very different from the English based books of hers I've read, this story ended in a way that didn't seem to come together as you've been led along to believe throughout the story.. Without spoilers, which I don't like to write in a review, Ashley Tolliver who is a midwife in this m ...more
A seamless blend of mystery and romance.
The Mountain Midwife is a wonderful escape into the wild and remote Appalachian mountains, where centuries of Ashley Tolliver’s female descendants have faithfully cared for generations of women. Ashely is the latest in this line and takes her responsibilities seriously. But still she dreams of spreading her wings, and heading to the big smoke to study a medical degree with the dream of returning to her home to practice as a doctor.
Hunter McDermott lives a ...more
The Mountain Midwife builds on the stories from Laurie Alice Eakes, The Midwives Series, only this latest book is written in a current day setting. When her doorbell begins ringing in the middle of the night, Ashley Tolliver has no idea what to expect. Ashley is the midwife for her small Appalachian community; however, she has never seen this couple, standing on her doorstep, before. Now, Ashley must jump into action, as this young girl is about to give birth!
At about the same time several state ...more