Okay, first off, the cover is beautiful! Who doesn’t like the mountains in the sunrise (sunset?)? So Pretty.
For nearly two hundred years, women in Ashley Tolliver’s family have practiced the art of midwifery in their mountain community. Now she wants to take her skills a step further, but attending medical school means abandoning those women to whom she has dedicated her life, the mountains she loves, and the awakening of her heart.
Ashley Tolliver has tended to the women of her small Appalachian community for years. As their midwife, she thinks she has seen it all. Until a young woman gives birth to a baby at Ashley’s home and is abducted just as she tries to take the dangerously bleeding woman her to the nearest hospital. Now Ashley is on a mission to find the woman and her newborn baby . . . before it’s too late.
Hunter McDermott is on a quest—to track down his birth mother. After receiving more media attention than he could ever want for being in the right place at the right time, he receives a mysterious phone call from a woman claiming to be his mother. Hunter seeks out the aid of the local midwife in the mountain town where the phone call originated—surely she can shed some light on his own family background.
Ashley isn’t prepared for the way Hunter’s entrance into her world affects her heart and her future. He reignites dreams of her own family she has long put aside in favor earning her medical degree and being able to do even more for her community. But is it commitment to her calling or fear of the unknown that keeps her feet firmly planted in the Appalachian soil? Or is it something more—fear of her growing feelings for Hunter—that make her hesitant to explore the world beyond the mountains?
Okay, mostly the story was pretty good. It was a quick read with a bit of suspense and some romance with a dash of mystery.
There were some things I didn’t like about it though… like how Ashley ‘couldn’t’ get a signal inside for her cell phone… but then would proceed to use her cell phone inside.
Or how in one chapter she is all dressed up, but in the very next (and very much a continuation) next chapter, she suddenly isn’t… and then she had super high speed internet (enough that she could video chat with people for over an hour) yet she lived in the mountains? And maybe people can get internet like that out there, but to me it just seemed unlikely.
In some ways I didn’t like Ashley because she was a know-it-all type of person, but I could also see how it was part of her character.
I also kind of felt like the romance aspect of the book moved to quickly, but then, I’ve never been in love so what do I know?
Then I thought there were some grammatical errors, misspelled words, wrong words, or sometimes no spaces in sentences.
Overall though, the book was okay! I’d give it three stars. 🙂
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