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The Midwife's Tale by Delia Parr
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I enjoyed this tale by Delia Parr, an author I haven't read before. The characters are engaging, the setting is very well done, the research into the topic was obvious but didn't overpower the story. It included a twist that I sort of saw coming, but had talked myself out of. That was nice! I thought the end was a bit rushed, but it didn't destroy the story or anything.

If you're interested in the early 1880s, stories set in Pennsylvania, and/or stories dealing with early healthcare, this is the book for you. It's not a romance, it's historical, but there is a nice thread of romance that runs throughout. Mostly it's about the midwife and her life, her disappointments, her achievements, and the lives of the people she touches. Well worth reading.
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Reading Progress

February 17, 2017 – Shelved
February 17, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
January 17, 2019 – Started Reading
January 23, 2019 – Finished Reading
January 24, 2019 – Shelved as: e-books-read

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