Tales of Midwives

The Amish midwife

Mindy Starns Clark, Leslie Gould.


A carved box with two locks of hair, the title to property in Switzerland, and a burning desire to learn about her biological family lead nurse midwife Lexie Jaeger from Oregon to Pennsylvania. There Lexie pledges to help her biological Aunt Melia, a lay midwife who has been charged with manslaughter after an Amish client and her baby die. Lexie always knew she was adopted, and when she finally meets her birth grandmother, she feels she has come ...

Midwife of the Blue Ridge

Christine Blevins.

Romance, Historical Fiction

The midwife : a memoir of birth, joy, and hard times

Jennifer Worth ; clinical editor Terri Coates.

Nonfiction, Biography

The midwife's tale

Gretchen Moran Laskas.

Historical Fiction

“I come from a long line of midwives,” narrates Elizabeth Whitely. “I was expected to follow Mama, follow Granny, follow Great-granny. In the end, I didn’t disappoint them. Or perhaps I did. After all, there were no more midwives after me.”For generations, the women in Elizabeth’s family have brought life to Kettle Valley, West Virginia, heeding a destiny to tend its women with herbals, experience, and wisdom. ...

The midwife of St. Petersburg : a novel

Linda Lee Chaikin.

Inspirational, Romance

The Flames of Love and Revolution...   It is Czarist Russia, 1914. Karena Peshkev dreams of escaping her family's country estate and attending medical school. But each year, as she watches her hopes of being accepted to the Imperial College of Medicine slip further away, she much content herself with working alongside her mother, the village's Jewish midwife.   On a visit to her cousin's sumptuous mansion, Karena gets a taste of Russian high so...

The midwife's confession

Diane Chamberlain.

Chick Lit, Literary Fiction

Following the suicide of the midwife who delivered their children, four women--best friends since college--are put to the test after an unaddressed letter reveals a terrible secret.

Abigail's new hope

Mary Ellis.

Inspirational, Romance

Abigail, a young midwife, is sent to jail after a difficult delivery takes a devastating turn. Her sister, Catherine, comes to stay and help care for Abigail's children while Abigail's husband works the field. Catherine meets Isaiah, a deaf man thought to be simpleminded, and discovers that he possesses unexpected gifts and talents.

Never less than a lady

Mary Jo Putney.

Romance, Historical Fiction

"New York Times"-bestselling author Putney continues her stunning Lost Lords series with this stirring, sensual story of a rebellious nobleman drawn to a lovely widow with a shocking past. Original.

Stay a little longer

Dorothy Garlock.


Rachel Watkins has her hands full. Her mother had been the town midwife, but after her daughter Alice died under her care, she refused to assist in a childbirth ever again. Since then Rachel has assumed the work. She also takes care of Alice's six-year old, Charlotte, because the child's father was lost in World War I. But Rachel's principal job is running the boardinghouse that is the family's main source of income. One day, Charlotte befriends ...

A midwife's story

Penny Armstrong & Sheryl Feldman.

Biography, Nonfiction, Inspirational

When hospital-trained midwife Penny Armstrong takes on a job delivering the babies of the Amish, she discovers an approach to giving birth which would change her life forever. A Midwife's Story is a life-affirming book that never fails to enlighten, inform and surprise. Honest and ultimately very moving, it is inspirational reading for all student midwives and expectant parents.

The witch of Cologne

Tobsha Learner.

Historical Fiction

A Time of Peril The Inquisitor, Carlos Vicente Solitario, charges a young Jewish midwife, Ruth bas Elazar Saul, with heresy. Ruth may be the daughter of the city's chief rabbi, but this is no protection against the Inquisition's accusations. A Quest for Justice Detlef von Tennen, nobleman and canon, cousin to the Archbishop, suspects that something other than religion drives Solitario to persecute Ruth. Determined to ensure that justice is done, ...

The virgin blue

Tracy Chevalier.

Historical Fiction

"Meet Ella Turner and Isabelle du Moulin - two women born centuries apart, yet tied together by a haunting family legacy. When Ella and her husband move to a small town in France, Ella hopes to brush up on her French, qualify to practice as a midwife, and start working on a family of her own. Village life turns out to be less idyllic than she expected, however, and a strange series of events propels her on a quest to uncover her family's French a...

A place called Trinity

Delia Parr.

When her daughter runs away, Martha Cade's life is shattered. She is a midwife in the small Pennsylvania town called Trinity and must learn to draw on her faith to stop a town scandal, mend relationships, and find her daughter.

Hummingbird house

Patricia Henley.

Multicultural Fiction

Henley's powerful debut novel is the story of Kate Banner, an American midwife, who discovers the secret wars in Guatemala. Henley weaves her clear and powerful prose with an unforgettable story of a human heart unbinding itself in the most unjust of worlds.

A midwife's tale : the life of Martha Ballard, based on her diary, 1785-1812

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.

History, Biography, Nonfiction

Drawing on the diaries of a midwife and healer in eighteenth-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England frontier.