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Monday, March 14, 2016

The Midwife's Dilemma

Delia Parr is bringing her Midwife trilogy to a close by using the formula for writing a romance, but it completes the story in a way no other format would have worked.

Martha Cade is wanting to close out her era of midwifery and move on with her life, especially now that she's found out that her daughter wants to marry the local doctor. Part of her motivation is Tom Dillon, the former mayor of Trinity, who wants to marry her. There are several adventures included in this book that make it so funny--like Bella, the horse who doesn't like women but does like sweets; like Bird, the yellow warbler that has been rehabilitating in Martha's room above the confectionary; like Sam, Fancy, and Will, two old sailors and a young boy who all live together and try to watch over Martha. When Ivy and Fern return from their trip, they bring Jane Trew and her daughter, Cassie, to work in the confectionary. While Martha is looking all over the county looking for a new midwife, Jane is quietly working at the confectionary keeping her midwifing light under a basket.

The Midwife's Dilemma is a satisfying completion of the trilogy and makes the whole story a pleasurable reading experience. This is not only a five star book, but also a five star series, two thumbs up, and your favorite confectionary sweet.

My thanks to Bethany House for allowing me to read and review this book.

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