The storyline was not, per say, new. I’ve read of midwifes and their loss of babies or mothers, and the judgement that followed (such as Shadow of the Storm by Connilyn Cossette, a novel I’d also recommend). This knowledge, however, did not detract from the book itself. I found the setting to be heartfelt and deeply researched - enlightening. I would have been interested to learn more about Baton Rouge’s history, but I do understand that the focus was in New Orleans, so it’s not a critique, merely a whim.
Though the faith of the characters was rooted in Catholicism, the message and depictions of God’s grace and forgiveness were stellar. It was a heartwarming impassioned display of love that will be remembered by all those who read it.
Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance, Adult
(I only recommend reading this if you're a woman. Because it deals with childbirth, I don't feel it's appropriate for young men, or even grown men, necessarily, to read)
(There are a few sexual references. It's a romance novel, but very mindful of younger readers and Christian standards.)
*disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest opinion. The thoughts expressed are entirely my own.*