Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Midwife

The Midwife by Jolina Petershein

In life, some of the choices we make are the right choices, but are the hardest to let go. When Beth a young college student gives up her own child for adoption it is something she has never been able to get over.

When her college professor comes to her and ask if she would be willing to be a surrogate him and his wife Beth was willing but was not prepared for the feelings and emotions that she was about to develop.

The Midwife by Jolina Petershein is a striking narrative of a young girl who struggles to find her peace and to let go of the fear that has been consuming her life. We have all faced a time of loss and know to be true, as Beth learned, that true peace comes when we stop running and stop living in fear.

Though we can struggle with understanding God’s plan, what we see in Beth’s journey is that our struggles and our fears can be relieved when we turn to Him completely and trust in His word.
As a first-time reader of Ms. Petershein, I am taken in by her unique writing style and the richness in which she captures and conveys the essence of her characters’ lives. I would recommend this book for adult readers and am looking forward to reading her following works.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.