The Mountain Midwife

The Mountain Midwife

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 at Ashley’s home and is abducted just as Ashley tries to take the dangerously bleeding mother 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 having her own family that she has long put aside in favor of 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 makes her hesitant to explore the world beyond the mountains?

Title:The Mountain Midwife
ISBN:9780310333449
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About Laurie Alice Eakes

Laurie Alice Eakes used to lie in bed as a child telling herself stories so she didn’t wake anyone else up. Sometimes she shared her stories withothers; thus, when she decided to be a writer, she surprised no one. Family Guardian, her first book, won the National Readers Choice Award for Best Regency in 2007. In the past three years, she has sold six books to Baker/Revell, five of which are set du


    The Mountain Midwife Reviews

  • Shantelle

    4.5 stars! I really, really enjoyed this book! ^_^ I should probably stop saying that I don't like contemporary fiction, because I keep finding gems in this genre! I've read some of Laurie Alice Eakes...

  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)

    Laurie Alice Eakes quite simply has a way with words… and with characters. I was delighted to see these strengths just as evident in The Mountain Midwife, her first contemporary novel, as in her his...

  • Beth

    More like 3.5!The Mountain Midwife opens with an engaging scene that pulled me immediately into Ashley Toliver’s world – that of a midwife for the women of a small Appalachian community. Awakened ...

  • Mandi

    As a former OB nurse, I generally adore novels that have midwifery in them. However, this novel felt like a mix of Harlequin romance and Christian fiction and was defiantly not for me. Unrealistic, ch...

  • Angie Fehl

    Ashley Tolliver has been carrying on the tradition of Appalachian midwifery that's run through her family for centuries. Lately though, she's felt compelled to temporarily leave her community to pursu...

  • Rebecca

    Set against the lush backdrop of the Appalachia mountains in southern Virginia, "The Mountain Midwife" traces a lineage of midwives straight to Ashley Tolliver, a young woman who is determined to purs...

  • Daphne Self

    I've always find myself enjoying any historical novel by Laurie Alice Eakes. Historical novels have always been synonymous with her name. It was Lady in the Mist that first introduced me to her midwif...

  • Joyce

    The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through Book Look Bloggers.Laurie Alice Eakes ventured into the world of contemporary fiction with the writing of this book, which ...

  • Maureen Timerman

    Ashley and Hunter paths cross in unexpected ways, and their lives and all that they have ever believed have then shaken to the core.Ashley has put her life wish of becoming a doctor on hold as she gav...

  • Rachael

    This was my first read by this author, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It follows a lady who came from a long line of midwives. She wished to become a doctor so she could better help the people in the Ap...