The bittersweet moment has come. At least, that is how I always feel when I reach the final book in a beloved series. Naturally it holds both sweetness and a touch of sorrow, good-to-see-you-agains and final goodbyes. Delia Parr’s “At Home in Trinity” series, published by Bethany House and comprised of “The Midwife’s Tale”, “The Midwife’s Choice”, and now, finally, “The Midwife’s Dilemma”, is just such a series. It draws you in, envelops you with the love and warmth of the tiny town of Trinity, and is very difficult to say farewell to.
“The Midwife’s Dilemma” is overflowing with recurring characters, a few new acquaintances, and plenty of continuing stories that carry over from the previous two novels. For example, Martha’s decision to marry Thomas Dillon (in the last book) is put to the test as her search for a replacement midwife drags on, Fern and Ivy arrive home with two unexpected and mysterious guests, and Aunt Hilda holds an unsettling secret. Additionally, there are at least two unexpected twists involving Martha’s friends and children that come as huge surprises, and may send complacent readers into shock!
Overall, “The Midwife’s Dilemma” is the perfect conclusion to an endearing Historical Fiction series. If you have enjoyed the earlier books from this sweet trilogy, you must not miss the final installment. Although reaching the end will undoubtedly prove bittersweet, there is a solution… Simply read the entire trilogy over again, at least once a year! After all, the series is called “At Home in Trinity” for a reason.
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”