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The Desert Midwife by Fiona McArthur
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Midwife Ava May was seated beside a good-looking young man on the flight who turned out to be a doctor, heading to Alice Springs for a month as a locum in the hospital. Ava was also about to be working in the maternity ward at the same hospital, so she and Zac Logan would no doubt come across one another. The instant connection they both felt astounded them, but they went with it, knowing there was also no future in the affair as Zac would be returning to Sydney.

The terrible car accident which occurred after they had known each other a week had a shocking outcome; one which Ava wasn’t sure she could reconcile herself with. Her withdrawal to the family cattle property – Setabilly Station - where her mother and grandmother were the backbone and strength Ava needed plus with her brother and his pregnant wife nearby, meant Ava could try to find peace. But the drought had intensified, and the repercussions were putting pressure on the family.

What would be the outcome to a situation which had become untenable?

The Desert Midwife by Aussie author Fiona McArthur (herself a midwife) is another wonderful read which explores the life of an outback midwife; the miracle of birth; the shattering of dreams; and strong women. It also includes Indigenous cultures; the majesty and magic of Uluru and deep friendships. A well-written drama which I thoroughly enjoyed, The Desert Midwife is one I highly recommend.

With thanks to Penguin Random House AU for my ARC to read in exchange for an honest review.
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Reading Progress

February 26, 2019 – Shelved
February 26, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
February 26, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019-release
February 26, 2019 – Shelved as: aussie-authors
February 26, 2019 – Shelved as: contemporary-fiction
February 26, 2019 – Shelved as: rural
July 7, 2019 – Shelved as: arc
July 7, 2019 – Shelved as: reviewing-by-request
July 7, 2019 – Shelved as: sent-by-publisher
July 10, 2019 – Started Reading
July 10, 2019 – Shelved as: 5000-2019
July 10, 2019 – Shelved as: drama
July 10, 2019 – Shelved as: own-read
July 11, 2019 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Dale (new) - added it

Dale Harcombe Sounds another good one.


Brenda Exceptional Dale :)


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