A Winter’s Wish For The Cornish Midwife by Jo Bartlett is a charming contemporary novel. It is the third book in the Cornish Midwife series but can be read as a stand-alone.
The reader follows the midwife team at the community unit in Port Agnes. We share the highs and lows, the worries and the celebrations.
All aspects of babies are covered as there are the sensitive topics of infertility, handicap and fostering. The reader’s heart breaks for some of the situations of the characters. The midwife team are supportive to all.
There is the theme of loss as some characters are frozen in a moment in time. There is the guilt associated with beginning to live and to smile again. There is also some emotional blackmail to deal with.
All the characters are well drawn, realistic, warm and welcoming.
The novel covers birth, death and all of life in between. I loved it. Why not grab yourself a coffee and a copy of A Winter’s Wish For The Cornish Midwife and receive a warm welcome on a cold day from the midwife team.
I received a free copy from Boldwood via Net Galley. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.