The Runaway Midwife

The Runaway Midwife

Large Print - 2017
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Midwife Clara Perry is accustomed to comforting her pregnant patients, calming fathers-to-be, and delivering babies safely into the world. But when her life takes a nosedive, Clara realizes she hasn't been tending to her own needs and does something drastic: she runs away and starts over. Heading to a tiny, remote Canadian island, Clara takes anew identity as Sara Livingston, a writer seeking solitude. But the residents are friendly, drawing her into their lives and confidences. What will happen if Sara Livingston lets down her guard?
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press,, 2017.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781410498816
1410498816
Characteristics: 589 pages (large print) ; 23 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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