Hope River
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  • 1
    The Midwife of Hope River: A Novel of an American Midwife | Patricia Harman

    The Midwife of Hope River: A Novel of an American Midwife

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Patricia Harman
    • Narrated By Anne Wittman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (82)

    Midwife Patience Murphy has a gift: a talent for escorting mothers through the challenges of bringing children into the world. Working in the hardscrabble conditions of Appalachia during the Depression, Patience takes the jobs that no one else wants, helping those most in need - and least likely to pay. She knows a successful midwifery practice must be built on a foundation of openness and trust - but the secrets Patience is keeping are far too intimate and fragile for her to ever let anyone in.

    Amazing

    Amazing book about a woman's journey and race relations during the depression. A must read for women's health providers.

    Reviewed on August 25 2016 by Derek ()
  • 2
    The Reluctant Midwife: A Hope River Novel | Patricia Harman

    The Reluctant Midwife: A Hope River Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Patricia Harman
    • Narrated By Heather Henderson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (88)

    The Great Depression has hit West Virginia hard. Men are out of work; women struggle to feed hungry children. Luckily Nurse Becky Myers has returned to care for them. While she can handle most situations, Becky is still uneasy helping women deliver their babies. For these mothers-to-be, she relies on an experienced midwife, her dear friend, Patience Murphy.

    Slow Storytelling Underwhelms

    I had high hopes for this tale set in hard hit depression-era rural West Virginia. I had read several reviews that favorably compared this book to the..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 05 2015 by Sara ()
  • 3
    The Runaway Midwife: A Novel | Patricia Harman

    The Runaway Midwife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Patricia Harman
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Midwife Clara Perry is accustomed to comforting her pregnant patients, calming fathers-to-be as they anxiously await the births of their children and ensuring the babies she delivers come safely into the world. But when Clara's life takes a nosedive, she realizes she hasn't been tending to her own needs and does something drastic. She runs away and starts over again in a place where no one knows her or the mess she's left behind in West Virginia.

    The Narrator saves the day!

    I very rarely write a bad review, because I know that writers do pour their hearts into their stories. But this story was just plain weird. The main c..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 18 2017 by Lauren H. (Southwest Florida)