The MidwifeJolina Petersheim
Rhoda Mummau was recently baptized into the Old Order Mennonite Church and became the head midwife of Hopen Haus, but she still harbors a secret about her past she is not ready to reveal. Torn between her desire to serve the needs of unwed mothers in the outside world and he... Read More
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: May 30, 2014
- UPC: 9781414379357
- Height: 0
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- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 383
- Publish Date: Jun 1, 2014
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC000000"
- ISBN: 1414379358
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- A Good Read that I Couldn't Put Down by Rachel @ Third Stop on the Right on 12/12/2014
As a stay at home mom to two young boys, I find that I don't have a lot of spare time to read anymore. This was actually the first novel that I have purchased for myself in quite some time. Once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down. For the next week, everyday at nap time I was reading it.
The book has elements of suspense, love, and other elements that make it such a good book. What I also love is that it thrust a very important real-world issue (what would you do if a prenatal test says the baby might have a defect) into the limelight. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone!
- Riveting To The End by Maureen on 6/5/2014
The Midwife is one riveting read, a real page-turner, and you really never see what is coming. This is one where I can usually figure out the ending in my mind, not this one.
As we travel down on journey of life, it is probably a very good thing that we cannot see what is around the next corner. We travel with Beth, really beginning with her consensual decision to be a surrogate, having already experienced the pain of giving up a child to adoption. How she thought that it would be easier the second time is beyond me, although genetically the child wasn’t related to her.
Funny how God places people in our path that and that appears to be just what happens in Rhoda/Beth’s case. Of course there is evil present, and it is hard to believe the form it takes, and yet even this has some good in it.
Although we are in a Mennonite Community, you basically will see no difference here than in an Amish Community, this one is really Old Order. No electricity, or cars, and we are mainly in a home for unwed mothers, from all backgrounds. For some this must be a really rude awakening!
As we travel in Beth’s shoes, I wholly agreed with her decisions, and loved how she becomes the person she does, and how all things work out. A really great read.
I received this book from Tyndale House Publishers through Net Galley, and was not required to give a positive review.