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The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman

The Midwife of Hope River

HarperCollins Marketing Coordinator Sarah Woodruff on The Midwife of Hope River: A Novel of an American Midwife by Patricia Harman:

The Midwife of Hope River is a story of life amid the Great Depression and the fear of the unknown—a story about not taking anything for granted and a test of how much we can lose and still survive. From a woman who has experienced almost as many deaths as she has births, midwife Patience Murphy must maintain her own composure to help new mothers during a time when no one can afford to pay her and uncomplicated births are a rarity. Weaving seamlessly between past and present, we see a woman looking to live a relatively simple life, but her chosen career, her criminal past, and her devotion to her beliefs continue to interfere. Just when you begin to fall into the rhythm of her everyday life, Patience’s assistance in a collapsed mine or her slowly unfolding relationship with the veterinarian expose both the bravery and fragility of such a dynamic character. Poetic in parts and always surprising, the story in The Midwife of Hope River settles on unraveling Patience’s fascinating life—how she came to become a midwife in West Virginia interspersed with the rich history of the times—perfectly paced with events and reflection that fully allow you to see life through her eyes and want to stay there.

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HarperCollins Raves for Into the Darkest Corner: A Novel by Elizabeth Haynes

See what some of our reps have to say about the new thriller from Elizabeth Haynes:

“Great structure…like Before I Go to Sleep. Haynes has the reader coming and going.  Great having books like this to sell.”—Gabe Barillas, Field Sales Rep

“What a terrific can’t-put-it-down page turner. From the two concurrent timelines, you know from the outset that the lead character is going to encounter some pretty serious problems. Just watching those problems unfold in both the past and the present really hooks you.  And how well all the characters are portrayed. You really start to sympathize with the brave but conflicted heroine.” —Robin Smith, Field Sales Rep

“Reading through the chapters is kind of like the horror movies where the creepy music starts just as they go to open the closet door. Inside your head (or perhaps outside) you are screaming…don’t open it!!  Really addictive…I could not put it down. It’s fabulous.”  —Diane Jackson, National Accounts Rep

“Once you dive into this, you really can’t put it down.  At times I had to set it aside for a bit because the suspense in each of the storylines was so intense. It’s amazing that this is a debut!” —Cathy Schornstein, Field Sales Rep

“This book kept me up late and then kept me from falling asleep! The character is so compelling and the pace and format of the two stories keep you turning the pages (and locking your door).”  —Katherine Pereira, Senior Manager, Premium and Corporate Sales, National Accounts

Start reading Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes, before it goes on sale!

Filed under Fiction thriller Elizabeth Haynes