The Runaway Midwife

The Runaway Midwife

Book - 2017
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Fleeing a personal setback in West Virginia to start over on a tiny, remote Canadian island, midwife Clara Perry assumes a new identity as a solitude-seeking writer and is drawn into the lives of her new neighbors before she is forced to reveal the truth about who she really is.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062659613
0062659618
Characteristics: 399, 6 pages ; 24 cm

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AL_SUZANNE Nov 17, 2017

Author Patricia Harman is a midwife by trade. Her first two novels (THE MIDWIFE OF HOPE RIVER (HOPE RIVER SERIES #1) and THE RELUCTANT MIDWIFE (HOPE RIVER #2) are a bit different from THE RUNAWAY MIDWIFE). The HOPE RIVER SERIES is set in the 1920's in the Appalachian Mountains, whereas the RUNAWAY MIDWIFE is set during the present day in West Virginia then relocates to an obscure island in Canada. I liked this book (like I did Harman's other two novels). It might be a bit predictable as you just know there is going to be a happy ending but it was a fast read and it did entertain me.

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me_with_66chickens
Apr 17, 2017

Not as midwife-y as her other stories, but a great story about her journey into a Canadian small town, an island, and a branching out on your own. She talks about shopping yard sales, crafting from beach glass, living by herself in a remote cottage, getting to know the locals including hippies with drum circles, communes, and organic gardening. She makes friends with some distinct characters that become like her family. A great retreat from reality for anyone that has ever imagined running away and starting over. There is mention of her midwiving, her own homebirth, midwifey things, nursing things, and at least one birth she attends. It did take a while to start, kind of slow in the beginning

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davilakri
Mar 14, 2017

I found the book trite and the plot unbelievable. I actually couldn't read it in it's entirety as it was boring and predictable

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