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The Midwife of Hope River: A Novel of an American Midwife

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Patricia Harman

Narrated By: Anne Wittman

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: February 2013

Duration: 12 hours 7 minutes


Midwife Patience Murphy has a gift: a talent for escorting mothers through the challenges of bringing children into the world. Working in the hardscrabble conditions of Appalachia during the Depression, Patience takes the jobs that no one else wants, helping those most in need—and least likely to pay. She knows a successful midwifery practice must be built on a foundation of openness and trust—but the secrets Patience is keeping are far too intimate and fragile for her to ever let anyone in.
Honest, moving, and beautifully detailed, Patricia Harman's The Midwife of Hope River rings with authenticity as Patience faces nearly insurmountable difficulties. From the dangerous mines of West Virginia to the terrifying attentions of the Ku Klux Klan, Patience must strive to bring new light and life into an otherwise hard world.


  • Elizabeth H

    Amazing book and reader. I really got into it. It's worth a read. It would be a great first read.

  • Julia Oconnell

    Great book narrator is very pleasant and clear.

  • Dixie Gilmore

    Lovely story- full of heart felt love and loss. The stories of each birth gives you insight to life as it was in the 1930's. Patience, the new midwife takes you on her journey of healing through births in a small town seeking acceptance and peace. Midwife of Hope River is a wonderful story that is touching and very relatable

  • Amy Nulliner

    This is a good story! The narrator does a good job. It gives you a good idea about what it would be like to live in the 1920's.

Midwife of Hope River: A Novel of an American Midwife

by Patricia Harman

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