The Midwives War by Chrissie Walsh

Love To Last A Lifetime

The Midwives War by Chrissie Walsh is a powerful, heartfelt historical novel that I thoroughly enjoyed.

The action is set during World War II and also in 1969.

We see the devastating effects of war on lives. Some are cruelly cut short. Others cannot cope with loss. All lives are altered. Some have scars that cannot be seen – bitterness and the hardening of a heart after so much loss, leads a character to live a very different life than the one planned. War robs all of their innocence.

All the characters were realistic and likable. The leading lady was admirable. She kept her good heart pure, no matter what life threw at her. She knew that for healing, sometimes tough love was required. She also practiced sacrificial love.

Values during war altered. The motto carpe diem – seize the day – was often employed as tomorrow was not guaranteed.

The women in the novel were strong characters. Their ability to press through and to keep going was to be praised. No matter what hand life dealt, the leading lady kept on moving forwards, although a little of her heart remained stuck in the past.

I thoroughly enjoyed The Midwives War. It was both entertaining and heartwarming.

I received a free copy from Rachel’s Random Resources. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.


The Midwives’ War

‘See that patch of blue sky,’ he said. ‘Whenever you see one, that’s where I’ll be – thinking of you.’

Against the chaotic backdrop of World War II, Grace Murphy is working as a midwife in Doncaster Royal Infirmary with her two friends, Clodagh and Patsy. In between delivering babies and tending wounded airmen, the girls endure bombing raids, rationing and the hardships and heartbreak that war brings. But in the faces of the new babies she welcomes to the world, Grace always looks for hope, as she dreams of a time when the war will end.

When the midwives get the chance to go to a dance at the nearby RAF Finningly, they jump at the offer. The hangar is crowded with happy dancing couples but when the glamourous Spitfire pilots saunter in, looking dashing in their leather flying jackets and brightly coloured silk scarves, Grace can’t resist taking a peek. And the moment Grace meets pilot, Richard Carmichael, she knows he will capture her heart.

With every daring flying raid, Grace and Richard risk losing each other forever. All Grace can do is look out for Richard in the patches of blue sky, and hope that fate will bring them their very own wartime happy-ever-after…

Chrissie Walsh is back with this heart-breaking tale of love against the odds, perfect for fans of Fenella Miller, Daisy Styles and Margaret Dickinson.

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Chrissie Walsh was born and raised in West Yorkshire and is a retired schoolteacher with a passion for history. She has written several successful sagas documenting feisty women in challenging times for Aria

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