Once a Midwife

Once a Midwife

Welcome back to Hope River in New York Times bestselling author Patricia Harman?s newest novel as midwife Patience Hester, along with her family and friends, face the challenges of the home front during World War II. The women of Hope River trust midwife Patience Hester, whose skill in delivering babies is known for miles around. But though the Great Depression is behind th Welcome back to Hope River in New York Times bestselling author Patricia Harman?s newest novel as midwife Patienc...

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Title:Once a Midwife
Author:Patricia Harman
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:Once a Midwife
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:512 pages pages

Once a Midwife Reviews

  • CLM
    Dec 04, 2018
    An appealing glimpse of small town life in West Virginia just prior to WWII, told from the perspective of local midwife Patience Hester, her conscientious objector husband, and their busy family. Here is a link to my review: https://perfectretort.blogspot.com/20... ...
  • Sue
    Dec 14, 2018
    This novel is about a midwife in Hope River, West Virginia during WWII. It is book 3 in the Hope River series and can be read as a stand alone with minimal confusion. However, there were a few places in the book that I wished I had read the series in order so I plan to read the first t...
  • Shannan
    Nov 23, 2018
    While I absolutely adore this midwife series of books from Patricia Harmon, I have to admit that I didn?t love this one as much. I love the historical fiction aspect of the previous books - really putting in to context the hardships of the Great Depression/Prohibition era. This book ...
  • Sherry
    May 20, 2018
    What a treat to return to Hope River with Patience and her husband, Daniel. Life isn't easy during the war, especially since Daniel refuses to register for the draft, causing problems for the family. Life wasn't easy for Patience and her family, but through everything, she manages to s...
  • Carolyn Lind
    Dec 11, 2018
    Rating this 3.6; rounded up to 4. Since it has been awhile since reading the other two books in this series, the frequent duplication is more tolerable than it would have been if those stories were still fresh. But in any case, the book is long and attempts to keep readers informed of ...
  • Brenda
    Jan 16, 2019
    Once A Midwife (Hope River #3) by Patricia Harman ? 5 strong points What a great book. So very interesting. It?s about Patience Hester a midwife who has a practice during the beginning of World War II. Her husband is a conscientious objector but won?t register for the draft as o...
  • Carol
    Sep 03, 2018
    I wept so many times in this book; for joy and for heartache. People's lives are hard and become much harder after our country's entry into World War II. There's rationing and a lack of strong young men to do manual labor and to help raise their families. Daniel is a pacifist; he's...
  • Sheila
    Jan 20, 2019
    Patience Hester and her husband are parents of four young children in Hope River. Patience is the local midwife and Daniel is the local veterinarian. WWII breaks out and many young men are signing up for the war. Daniel served in WWI, joining when he was just 18 and vowed he would neve...
  • Lynne Spreen
    Nov 21, 2018
    I loved the first two books in this series, so much so that I preordered this one and leapt on it as soon as it came out. The premise is so great: a midwife in a very small southern town in the 1940s, dealing with difficult births, racism, politics, and human drama. But I'm sorry to...
  • Sharon Huether
    Sep 09, 2018
    During the war years 1940-1945 Patience Hester shares her experiences of midwifery, mother, wife and homemaker in the Hope river area. Her husband Daniel, takes a stand for his beliefs. I won this Free book though Goodreads First-Reads. Thankyou Goodreads for sending me this heartwa...
  • Regina Spiker
    Jan 10, 2019
    Hope River series #1 The Midwife of Hope River #2 The Reluctant Midwife #3 Once a Midwife ...
  • Vivian
    Dec 09, 2018
    I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. Author Patricia Harman returns to Hope River, West Virginia and the Hester family in the early 1940s with her latest addition to the Hope River Series Once A Midwife. Adolph Hitler and the Nazis are ove...
  • Anna
    Jan 10, 2019
    I was excited to get reacquainted with Patience Hester after reading the first two books in the Hope River series. Set during WWII, the family faces challenges in their marriage and in their community. Patience's husband, Daniel, having fought in WWI is unwilling to register for the dr...
  • Asheley
    Nov 26, 2018
    The Hope River Series continues to be one of my favorites and I have waited impatiently for this third installment for what feels like ages. When I received a review copy from the publisher, I was THRILLED because I wanted to see how Patience and Daniel, Becky and Isaac were doing in U...
  • Rlk Kapitan
    Jan 18, 2019
    I really enjoyed the first book in this series and found this to be lacking. The flashbacks to the previous book used whole passages verbatim and I'm not sure why an editor allowed that to happen. The main character, Patience, lacked the charm she'd possessed in the first book. I still...
  • Karen
    Jan 19, 2019
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this work, set in rural WV during the early years of WWII. Written as a sort of memoir, the narrator is a rural midwife who as a younger woman was a radical union organizer, but now in her second marriage to a veterinarian has several children and is living...
  • Sharon
    Dec 31, 2018
    When this book started out, I wasn't sure I was going to like it because I felt the author pushed a little too much personal political agenda on the reader. Yet the more I read, I enjoyed the stories of the births, Patience's children and her friends and it began to settle in somewhat-...
  • patricia
    Dec 04, 2018
    Patience is married to Daniel and has both adopted children and one of her own. Bitsy has returned with a ward. The book opens on the eve of WWII. Daniel who saw great horror in the Great War refuses to even register for the draft. He could end up in prison. Patience is still practicin...
  • Cathy Daniel
    Nov 30, 2018
    "The drums of war still roar, but even in these dark times, the hope is still there" I loved this book so much!! ????? wonderful! ...
  • Carole
    Sep 16, 2018
    3.5 rounded up. I won this in a Goodreads giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to read an early copy. This is the 3rd book in the Hope River series that I have read. Midwife Patience is married and has 4 children. The story begins at the beginning of WW2 and the bombing of Pearl...
  • Lori
    Sep 03, 2018
    I got this book through the goodreads giveaway. It is the Third of a series of the "Hope River" This one takes place as the war in Europe is starting. Patience is a mid wife and continues to deliver babies in her area. Her husband is the local Veterenerian. He has already fought in Wor...
  • Briana
    Jan 10, 2019
    I won Once A Midwife in a Goodreads contest. Thank you for the chance to read and review. This book takes place at the beginning of World War II. Daniel, Patience's husband, decides he is a pacifist and eventually ends up in prison. Patience struggles with her husband's decision an...
  • Kathleen Gray
    Nov 01, 2018
    I admit to being a Harman fan and that I was very much looking forward to this latest installment (but it's fine as a standalone) with Patience, the midwife in Hope River, a tough town in West Virginia. Patience copes with more than babies over the course of the 1941-1942. Her husband ...
  • Denise Chojnacki
    Dec 06, 2018
    Patricia Harman has a way of sucking me into her books. A lot of her writing involves characters from times that are hard; during the war or challenging circumstances. It is by no means a light, uplifting read. However, the characters, as well as the times, are realistic and there is e...
  • Denise
    Jan 12, 2019
    I think if it had a different title it might sell more books, although there were babies being delivered there was much more. There were family dynamics, where a teen age son didn't want to listen to his mother. There were race relations with a white man crossing the state line so he c...
  • Ashley Hasty
    Nov 06, 2018
    This is a quick and easy read. It is not bogged down in too many heavy historic details or complicated prose. It is a good book to choose if you just want something you can read quickly and not have to think too hard. I think this might be a good book for people who think they don?t ...
  • Freda Witt
    Jan 05, 2019
    Very good book, but not at all what I expected. I thought it would be about women delivering babies, but it is so much more. It takes place in a very rural area, just when Hitler is coming into power. There are many mixed feelings about whether we should go to war, then Peral Harbon wa...
  • Staci Bishop
    Dec 05, 2018
    I absolutely love the Hope River Midwife series and all of its characters. This book took more of a historical focus than her previous in this series. While midwifery wasn?t so much at the forefront, I?ll admit that I learned some new things about WWII and appreciated the perspecti...
  • Karly Drake
    Jan 03, 2019
    Another wonderful book in a series I didn't expect to enjoy. Midwifes? And not the British series ones? OK, it's a book group choice...and now I have gone down the rabbit hole of all of her books. I love coming back to Hope River and re-visiting these fine characters. She tackles some ...
  • S.L
    Sep 18, 2018
    A 3rd installment of a book By Patricia Harman. This book takes place in the early 1940's, when Patience Hester was a midwife in West Va. The book was sad, as times were so hard for many during that time. Not only did she deal with being a Mid wife, but pressures in her own family, e...