Once a Midwife (Hope River #3) by Patricia Harman

Once a Midwife (Hope River #3)

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 ...

Details Once a Midwife (Hope River #3)

TitleOnce a Midwife (Hope River #3)
Release DateNov 6th, 2018
PublisherWilliam Morrow Paperbacks
GenreFiction, Historical, Historical Fiction

Reviews Once a Midwife (Hope River #3)

  • Carole
    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 Harbor. This book is more 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 pag...
  • Lori
    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 World War one and has vowed to never fight in combat again. When he is told to sign up for the draft he refuses more pressure to join comes and he will not go to war c...
  • Sharon Huether
    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 heartwarming book.
  • Carol
    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 bo...
  • Kathleen Gray
    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 Daniel, the town veterinarian, is a pacifist who served in WWI and now refuses to register for the draft. If there's a weak spot in this novel its that a lighter ha...
  • Stefani
    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, especially when her husband, Daniel, refuses to go to war after severing previously. He then has to deal with the backlash from the community.Even though I did not rea...
  • Sherry
    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 still deliver babies (along with Bitsy) and care for her family. A very satisfying entry in the Hope River series.
  • Kayla Tornello
    This book is about a midwife in West Virginia at the beginning of WWII. I hadn't read the first two books in this series, but the author gave enough background information that it didn't feel like a problem. I liked how this book showed what life was like on the homefront during WWII. I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. Yay!
  • Susan Sherman
    I put off reviewing this book for a while. I think it captures the climate of small town or even big town, not understanding someones views that differ from the mainstream. It was hard to jump into this story. Some of the twists seemed implausible. This book has a great message and is the first book I read in the Hope River series
  • Aletha Pagett
    In this excellent work of historical fiction, we walk with Patience through the trials and joys of her life. We watch as she delivers a difficult birth, feel her anger as distance grows between her and her husband, shed tears when he is imprisioned for his pacifist beliefs and stand strong with her as a single mother keeping her family and home intact. Inspiring-a great read!