Next Monday, October 22nd, at 6 pm ET, book clubs and readers will have a very special opportunity to talk with author Patricia Harman about her new novel, The Midwife of Hope River. You can RSVP for the live online Shindig event, and get the full details here.
Midwife Patience Murphy has a gift: a talent for escorting mothers through the challenges of bringing children into the world. Working in the hardscrabble conditions of Appalachia during the Depression, Patience takes the jobs that no one else wants, helping those most in need—and least likely to pay. She knows a successful midwifery practice must be built on a foundation of openness and trust—but the secrets Patience is keeping are far too intimate and fragile for her to ever let anyone in.
Honest, moving, and beautifully detailed, Patricia Harman's The Midwife of Hope River rings with authenticity as Patience faces nearly insurmountable difficulties. From the dangerous mines of West Virginia to the terrifying attentions of the Ku Klux Klan, Patience must strive to bring new light and life into an otherwise hard world.
Watch this haunting book trailer for The Midwife of Hope River:
Read an excerpt from The Midwife of Hope River, and friend and follow Patsy on Facebook and Twitter. Check out the reading group guide and RSVP for the Shindig Book Club Event with her on Monday, October 22nd at 6 pm ET.