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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 duri

  • Title: Once a Midwife
  • Author: Patricia Harman
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 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 them, troubles are not, for Europe is at war and it can only be a matter of time before the U.S enters the fray.And while some are eager to join the fight, Patience s husband, Daniel, is not Daniel is a patriot but he saw too much bloodshed during the First World War, and has vowed never to take up arms again.His stance leaves Patience and their four children vulnerable to the neighbors who might judge them, and to the government, who imprison Daniel for his beliefs.Patience must support their family and fight for her husband s release despite her own misgivings And with need greater than ever, she must also keep her practice running during this tumultuous time relying on generous friends, like Bitsy, who has returned to Hope River, stalwart neighbors, and her own indomitable strength to see them all through Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 512 pages Published November 6th 2018 by Willia

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    1. Patricia Harman

      Patricia Harman has spent over thirty years caring for women as a midwife, first as a lay midwife, delivering babies in cabins and on communal farms in West Virginia, and later as a nurse midwife in teaching hospitals and in a community hospital birthing center.

      She spent over a decade in the sixties and seventies in her wild youth living in rural communes in Washington Tolstoy Farm , Connecticut

      Patricia Harman has spent over thirty years caring for women as a midwife, first as a lay midwife, delivering babies in cabins and on communal farms in West Virginia, and later as a nurse midwife in teaching hospitals and in a community hospital birthing center.

      She spent over a decade in the sixties and seventies in her wild youth living in rural communes in Washington Tolstoy Farm , Connecticut The Committee for Non Violent Action and Minnesota Free Folk During the Vietnam years, she and her husband, Tom Harman, traveled the country, often hitch hiking, as they looked for a place to settle In 1974 they purchased a farm with a group of like minded friends on top of a ridge in Roane County, West Virginia Here on the commune, they built log houses, dug a pond, grew and preserved their own food and started the Growing Tree Natural Foods Cooperative.

      It was during this time that Patsy attended her first home birth, or less by accident Some people are destined, she has written I was staying at a woman friend s commune when she went into labor and I ended up delivering my first baby Soon after, Harman traveled to Austin, Texas to train with a collective of home birth midwives When she returned, she became one of the founding members of The West Virginia Cooperative of Midwives Her passion for caring for women and babies led her to become an RN as the first step in getting licensed as certified nurse midwife In 1985, with her children, a yowling cat and her husband she traveled north, pulling a broken down trailer to begin her training at the University of Minnesota where she received her MSN in Nurse Midwifery.

      For the past twenty years, Ms Harman has been a nurse midwife on the faculty of The Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University and most recently West Virginia University In 1998 she went into private practice with her husband, Tom, an OB Gyn, in Morgantown, West Virginia Here they devoted their lives to caring for women and bringing babies into the world in a gentle way.

      When, in 2003, the cost of liability insurance for Obstetrics sky rocketed from 70,000 a year to 110,000, the Harman s decided to give up deliveries Though many loyal patients grieved the loss of their favorite mid wife physician team, the change in life style gave the author time to begin writing her first book, The Blue Cotton Gown A Midwife s Memoir.

      Patricia Harman still lives and works with her husband, Ob Gyn Thomas Harman, in Morgantown, West Virginia at their clinic, Partners in Women s Health Care Though she no longer attends births, she provides care for women in early pregnancy and through out the life span She brings to this work the same dedication and compassion she brought to obstetrics

    883 Comments

    1. 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 draft After the fighting and brutality he experienced he vowed to never take up arms again Patience wants to support Daniel but sees the need to fight against the tyranny of Hitler and the Japanese, causing conflic I w [...]


    2. 3.5 rounded up I won this in a 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 Harbor This book is about the war and it s effects on Patience and her family than the previous books about midwifery It is a bit longer too at nearly 500 pages I enjoyed this book, and I felt that it got bett 3.5 rounded up I won t [...]


    3. 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 Union County, West Virginia Once A Midwife picks up in November 1941, which is about 5 6 years after The Reluctant Midwife What will eventually be known as World War II is brewing and everyone in the community is The [...]


    4. I got this book through the 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 World War one and has vowed to never fight in combat again When he is told to sign up for the draft he refuses pressure to join comes and he will not go to war considering himself a pacifist The family is haras I got this book throug [...]


    5. 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 First Reads.Thankyou for sending me this heartwarming book.


    6. 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 been through the Great War and seen the horrors and declines to register for the draft His wife Patience is a midwife with a past as an activist Their beliefs are both strong and test their marriage This wonderful I wept s [...]


    7. I listened to this and almost gave up a dozen times The narrator has a pleasant enough voiceexcept when she sings, and I swear that half of the book was made up of songs Putting that aside, Ms Harman was trying WAY too hard to make a political statement by tying things from WW2 to the news of today It didn t work And the conflict between Patience and Daniel was done in a heavy handed way in some parts and barely skimmed over in others I liked the previous books but I doubt that I ll be I listene [...]


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