A story of hope and redemption

The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harmon is a gripping tale of life, death, love, and redemption, set in the hard-scrabble hills of West Virginia during the great depression in the 1930s.
 
Patience Murphy is a woman in hiding.  She provides the only reliable medical care available to most pregnant women in her isolated rural community. She and her controversial black helper and roommate struggle to keep mothers and infants alive through difficult deliveries.
 
Haron, a real life career midwife, does a beautiful job describing the privations and prejudices of the period. It is easy to forget that there was a time when ordinary Americans had no safety net and often lived in fear of being homeless, hungry, and lost due to simple twists of fate.
 
In The Midwife of Hope River, Patience finds a second chance at love and life after many misfortunes and disappointments. This is a story with deep resonance in a time when so many people are struggling.
 
Harmon’s well-drawn characters will linger in your mind and heart long after you turn the last page. The Midwife of Hope River is a universal tale of hope, redemption, and second chances that will warm your heart.
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