A Place Called Trinity

A Place Called Trinity[PDF] ✩ A Place Called Trinity Author Delia Parr – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Martha Cade is a midwife whose life is in tatters because her daughter has run away Set in a small Pennsylvania town called Trinity Martha s story is one of laughter and tears and the exercise of fait Martha Cade is a midwife whose life is in tatters because her daughter has run away Set in a small Pennsylvania town called Trinity Martha s story is one of laughter and tears and the exercise A Place ePUB ô of faith and hope. .This book attracted my attention because of the midwife status using natural abilities and remedies It demanded a lot of time and attention from the strong willed, Martha Cade, who was carrying on a family tradition of midwifery When the book opens, Martha s greatest adversity in life is revealed which causes her to experience fear, anger, and guilt After searching for three months, she was left with no choice but to return home without the answer she scoured the county trying to findTh.This book attracted my attention because of the midwife status using natural abilities and remedies It demanded a lot of time and attention from the strong willed, Martha Cade, who was carrying on a family tradition of midwifery When the book opens, Martha s greatest adversity in life is revealed which causes her to experience fear, anger, and guilt After searching for three months, she was left with no choice but to return home without the answer she scoured the county trying to findThe troubles life offers is a gift meant to be opened and treasured for the lessons it contains A hardened heart drains not only the spirit, but also the physical body.This was based in an era when doctors had recently begun being educated in college What they were being taught in textbooks did not always coincide with what Martha had experienced in real life It was a struggle between traditional medicine and the newly graduated doctors throughout most of the book, each questioning the other s abilities and methods This woman had a huge heart and gave all she had to those in need There were hints of romance, some humor, and a mystery to be solved This woman s compassion abounded on a daily basis The conflict that the story commenced with was never actually resolved However, there was a note reflecting that it would be soon The reader will surely learnin the next installment..I might be interested in reading the remainder of the series if the price was not so exorbitant This one was free with Kindle Unlimited But the next two are nearly 10.00 each At this time, I will only have the opportunity to read the remainder of the series if someone is willing to loan me a copy through .Meantime, to those who open this book, be prepared to enjoy a clean and wholesome adventure into the past, where your eyes will be opened to some of the atrocities that occurred, as well as the blessings and joy that they experienced, not the least of these things ushering new life into the world Hmm, I am sorely conflicted as to what to rate this book I found it rather hard to read, and I did not find Parr s writing style very enjoyable, to say the least Very heavy on the description, I often felt like I was slogging through, and skimmed a lot Also, there were a few things that struck me as historically inaccurate and the overall feel of the book felt pretty modern I had to keep reminding myself that it was the 1830s Story wise, I found this book pretty enjoyable, although I don t Hmm, I am sorely conflicted as to what to rate this book I found it rather hard to read, and I did not find Parr s writing style very enjoyable, to say the least Very heavy on the description, I often felt like I was slogging through, and skimmed a lot Also, there were a few things that struck me as historically inaccurate and the overall feel of the book felt pretty modern I had to keep reminding myself that it was the 1830s Story wise, I found this book pretty enjoyable, although I don t think it will be a re read for me The battle between midwife and doctor I found very interesting, and historically accurate Ya ll are suddenly finding out I am a snob for historical accuracy I also found the medical details fascinating The romance was very sweet and almost non existent, although for once, I almost wished it was a littleprominent I loved the character of Thomas His sarcasm at times had me grinning Martha was a very sweet MC, and I loved her loyalty, compassion, and trueheartedness Overall, I was not really a fan of this book I gave it 3 stars as there were some things I enjoyed, but otherwise, I would have given it 2 stars Some people may enjoy it, but not really my thing I found this read to be as soothing as a Sunday evening drive A comforting look at a midwife s life in the 1830 s I almost would have passed this one up had the book not been re released with this beautiful cover I enjoyed it greatly with a very light touch of romance that I so desperately appreciate Interesting town people with subtle humor weaved through the pages This book is not fluffy or syrupy but just classically written with great descriptions and everyday troubles with a little hint I found this read to be as soothing as a Sunday evening drive A comforting look at a midwife s life in the 1830 s I almost would have passed this one up had the book not been re released with this beautiful cover I enjoyed it greatly with a very light touch of romance that I so desperately appreciate Interesting town people with subtle humor weaved through the pages This book is not fluffy or syrupy but just classically written with great descriptions and everyday troubles with a little hint of mystery I look forward to the second one in the series This was like a vacation from my present reads just the respite I needed This book was a breath of fresh air everything I love in a christian historical romance novel The religious themes weren t the usual through Martha s choices and regrets, this book challenges the reader to question their prejudices, become self aware of some overbearing, controlling tendencies, and turn to God for comfort.The portrayal of characters and their flaws, motivations, and rationale was refreshingly honest And the romance took a backseat If it hadn t been in mentioned in the plot This book was a breath of fresh air everything I love in a christian historical romance novel The religious themes weren t the usual through Martha s choices and regrets, this book challenges the reader to question their prejudices, become self aware of some overbearing, controlling tendencies, and turn to God for comfort.The portrayal of characters and their flaws, motivations, and rationale was refreshingly honest And the romance took a backseat If it hadn t been in mentioned in the plot synopsis, I wouldn t have even been sure it would unfold I saw this as a strength I loved the storyline, the way Martha is able to look back on her words and choices and see where she was wrong I loved that she realized she erred in judgment it really goes both ways, doesn t it by overlooking common sense and things that didn t add up just because of someone s title.I loved her growth and introspection The things she struggled with were very relatable her reputation, anger, temper, patience, integrity, all of it I loved that sometimes there weren t easy or obvious answers and so she wrestled with some choices, ultimately having to leave them in God s hands.Though many of the characters were relatable and loveable, and many of the relationships had lessons imbedded, my favorite was the relationship between Martha and Will aka Boy I especially loved that Will did have moments of vulnerability, butoften than not was rude, disrepectful and irrascible It always provokes me when a child is depicted as a flawless angel Children are wonderful, but have just as many moments when they re selfish, greedy, impatient, etc as adults Martha s relationship with Will was a beautiful example of how to choose to view someone the way God sees them and how to practice love when it s not easy or natural.This was a fairly peaceful, quiet read, though there were moments of suspense I appreciated that it didn t end with a cliff hanger, yet my immediate thought was, after all that, I have to know what happens next I hopped on Goodreads to see if this was one in a series and lo and behold This is actually an updated reprint of a book published over a decade ago AND THERE IS A SEQUEL YESSSSS I ve requested it from my library and I will be buying this version and the new version of the sequel because I love the updated covers Bethany House always does an amazing job with beautiful book covers B on AAR so 3.5 stars I think The Midwife s Tale might be the first Pennsylvania set book I ve read in ages that doesn t have an Amish person in sight Instead, readers get to visit a sleepy 19th century country town and follow the adventures of the local midwife as she treats patients and starts to find a love story of her own.I ll start by saying that if you enjoy books such as Jan Karon s Mitford series, you may well like spending time in Trinity, Pennsylvania The author fills this book B on AAR so 3.5 stars I think The Midwife s Tale might be the first Pennsylvania set book I ve read in ages that doesn t have an Amish person in sight Instead, readers get to visit a sleepy 19th century country town and follow the adventures of the local midwife as she treats patients and starts to find a love story of her own.I ll start by saying that if you enjoy books such as Jan Karon s Mitford series, you may well like spending time in Trinity, Pennsylvania The author fills this book with plenty of side stories about various secondary characters, and lots of local color If the idea of gentle humor and plots that meander leisurely along makes you want to faint from boredom, this may not be your book Fortunately, this reader found Trinity a primarily enjoyable place to visit.The title of the book is apt as the story truly does focus on the midwife, a fortysomething widow named Martha Cade By all accounts, Martha seems to have loved her husband, but especially now that her two surviving children are grown, midwifery takes up the largest part of her life Through Martha s eyes, we see a vision of 19th century life that is largely non romanticized Everyone, Martha included, works very hard just to keep food on the table and households running As a widow with no resources other than the payments she receives from patients, Martha has had to live in a small room attached to her brother s tavern and even though we see how simple her life is, readers also spend enough time with Martha to see that she views her position as a calling and that she is largely satisfied with her lot in life.Practical, good hud Martha is a mostly enjoyable character Her life is not without struggle, as her young adult daughter has recently run off with a travelling theater troupe, making Martha the subject of gossip tinged alternately with scandal and deep concern Even though Martha appears respected in Trinity, she also faces a threat to her livelihood in the form of a young doctor who has set up shop in town Like many doctors, Dr McMillan finds Martha s way of doing things backward, but his push for modern medicine endangers Martha s practice.This is a partial review You can find the complete text at All About Romance This was a very good book about Martha, a forty something midwife and healer a widow trying to survive and care for her daughter after her husband died Staying in her home village, she was well known and made a living But while she was away on an extended stay to birth a baby, a new doctor in town was taking over her duties Suddenly she faces being considered antiquated and losing the only livelihood the women in her family had known for generations.On top of that, while she was away, her 17 This was a very good book about Martha, a forty something midwife and healer a widow trying to survive and care for her daughter after her husband died Staying in her home village, she was well known and made a living But while she was away on an extended stay to birth a baby, a new doctor in town was taking over her duties Suddenly she faces being considered antiquated and losing the only livelihood the women in her family had known for generations.On top of that, while she was away, her 17 year old daughter joined a traveling theater group Martha didn t know where she was Always searching and hoping for a letter stating she s okay, Martha hears nothing for months.A new academy of young boys overseen by Reverend Hampton and his wife make this village their new home But not long after their arrival, things start disappearing Martha is among a few who defend them because there s no proof of their guilt Townsfolk want to run them out asandthings go missing This turns into a mystery that was quite interesting Midwifery in the 1800s apparently had different words than normal birthing terms of today, such as forcing pain and grinding pain Also, the meal prepared by the mother while in early labor for the helpers was called the groaning meal or groaning party Cute Several times they thanked Providence, which I found odd But Martha was always faithful to give God the glory and thank Him for all things.Very enjoyable and clean book Tragedies, joys and mysteries, but God is proclaimed all throughout Easily recommended to all ages Title The Midwife s TaleAuthor Delia ParrPublishing House Publication Date Bethany House 2015Genres Christian Fiction Historical RomanceTime Period 1830 early Victorian Era Number of Pages 336Series Book 1 in the At Home in Trinity seriesYou should read this book if You enjoy laid back stories that are compelling and heartwarming, while focusing on character development and growth Equally enjoyable in this story are the many, obviously well researched facets from history, namely re Title The Midwife s TaleAuthor Delia ParrPublishing House Publication Date Bethany House 2015Genres Christian Fiction Historical RomanceTime Period 1830 early Victorian Era Number of Pages 336Series Book 1 in the At Home in Trinity seriesYou should read this book if You enjoy laid back stories that are compelling and heartwarming, while focusing on character development and growth Equally enjoyable in this story are the many, obviously well researched facets from history, namely relating to the midwife profession of years past Also, this novel features an older than average protagonist, perhaps increasing the appeal to a middle age audience.Tone and Mood The writing style of this book brings history to life with vivid detail and a down to earth, realistic tone Although not always filled with happiness, the mood remains uplifting as bits of joy and fun shine through often, revealing the heart of the story beneath trials and hardships.Characters and Point of View Martha Cade is a capable and dedicated midwife to Trinity, PA, whose story is revealed through third person limited point of view As a widow with two grown children, Martha s character is a refreshing change from the typical twenty something aged heroine Naturally, this aspect brings interesting perspectives and thoughts to light In addition to a likeable protagonist, numerous secondary characters such as expectant mothers, townspeople, and neighbors come to life through the pages of the story, as well.Storyline As Martha s name of the best midwife in the business grew over the years, so did the amount of time she consequently was forced to spend away from her home and children On one particularly lengthy journey to a the rural residence of an expectant mother, Martha returns home only to find her seventeen year old daughter has run away with the theatre troupe, a new doctor has moved to town and threatens to put her out of business, strange thefts have been occurring in the area, and the sweetheart of her youth is in search of a wife Of course, the solving of each dilemma or disaster makes up the often surprising storyline of the book.Themes and Morals Several impactful take away values can be found in this story of a midwife Trusting God with the future even when life altering disasters and tragedies strike, forgiving people who have hurt us in the past, and looking at each occurrence in life as a gift provided by God for a purpose are the primary ideals that spoke to me Throughout the novel, Martha s faith in God plays an important role and is portrayed often and realistically.Inappropriate Content One of the very few aspects of this book that border on inappropriate are realistically to be expected in a book featuring a midwife Several birthing scenes hold back no details in describing the process and necessary procedures For some readers this may prove to be a case of too much information , especially those who are not mothers themselves Conclusion Overall, The Midwife s Tale is a heartwarming and down to earth tale that is certain to delight fans of historically detailed stories rich with vivid characters and a deftly woven plot After stepping into the town of Trinity, and the life of one very special midwife, you may not be ready to say good bye after reaching the end Thankfully, Ms Parr is already at work on two additional books in the series, the first to be released later this year Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf Martin Communications, Inc This one is a must read The story is wonderful and grabs you right away It shows how trials are really a gift from the Lord, which is why we re to count it all joy when we are going through them and how having that attitude can change everything We also see how humbling ourselves and lifting up others can change our lives and not just theirs Finally we see how forgiving others can work miracles It s also refreshing to see what it looks like to be a woman of faith living in the real world. I loved this series The Midwife s Tale At Home in Trinity Book 1 ,The Midwife s Choice 2 , The Midwife s Dilemma 3 a midwife in 1831 s In these books, she addresses many problems women face today I like reading about 1800 when our country was young and growing A group of women in their community who work and pray for the betterment of their town. Can t speak to anyone else s preferences in stories, but this one was just great for me I did notice that at a number of times, I felt like I was reading someone s journal, rather than experiencing a story plot, but apparently it didn t take away from my enjoyment.Good read

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  • Hardcover
  • 290 pages
  • A Place Called Trinity
  • Delia Parr
  • English
  • 12 May 2017
  • 0312282885