The Reluctant Midwife

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The USA Today bestselling author of The Midwife of Hope River returns with a heartfelt sequel, a novel teeming with life and full of humor and warmth, one that celebrates the human spirit.

The Great Depression has hit West Virginia hard. Men are out of work; women struggle to feed hungry children. Luckily, Nurse Becky Myers has returned to care for them. While she can handle most situations, Becky is still uneasy helping women deliver their babies. For these mothers-to-be, she relies on an experienced midwife, her dear friend Patience Murphy.

Though she is happy to be back in Hope River, time and experience have tempered Becky’s cheerfulness-as tragedy has destroyed the vibrant spirit of her former employer Dr Isaac Blum, who has accompanied her. Patience too has changed. Married and expecting a baby herself, she is relying on Becky to keep the mothers of Hope River safe.

But becoming a midwife and ushering precious new life into the world is not Becky’s only challenge. Her skills and courage will be tested when a calamitous forest fire blazes through a Civilian Conservation Corps camp. And she must find a way to bring Isaac back to life and rediscover the hope they both need to go on.

Full of humor and compassion, The Reluctant Midwife is a moving tribute to the power of optimism and love to overcome the most trying circumstances and times, and is sure to please fans of the poignant Call the Midwife series.


  • TheReluctantMidwife_01_Open

    Duration: 13s
  • TheReluctantMidwife_02_Epigraph

    Duration: 01min
  • TheReluctantMidwife_03_Chapter1

    Duration: 14min
  • TheReluctantMidwife_04_Chapter2

    Duration: 12min
  • TheReluctantMidwife_05_Chapter3

    Duration: 17min
  • TheReluctantMidwife_06_Chapter4

    Duration: 13min
  • TheReluctantMidwife_07_Chapter5

    Duration: 17min
  • TheReluctantMidwife_08_Chapter6

    Duration: 14min
  • TheReluctantMidwife_09_Chapter7

    Duration: 20min
  • TheReluctantMidwife_10_Chapter8

    Duration: 16min
  • TheReluctantMidwife_11_Chapter9

    Duration: 13min
  • TheReluctantMidwife_12_Chapter10

    Duration: 18min
  • TheReluctantMidwife_13_Chapter11

    Duration: 16min
  • TheReluctantMidwife_14_Chapter12

    Duration: 13min
  • TheReluctantMidwife_15_Chapter13

    Duration: 20min
  • TheReluctantMidwife_16_Chapter14

    Duration: 10min
  • TheReluctantMidwife_17_Chapter15

    Duration: 16min
  • TheReluctantMidwife_18_Chapter16

    Duration: 15min
  • TheReluctantMidwife_19_Chapter17

    Duration: 17min
  • TheReluctantMidwife_20_Chapter18

    Duration: 24min
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