Last Book Of The At Home In Trinity Trilogy
The Midwife And A Wonderful Cast Of Character
Martha Cade is the midwife for Trinity; the last in her family to take up the midwife skills. She is capable, strong, independent, and has great faith in God. She has her daughter Victoria back in Trinity, her son Oliver is doing well up North, her long ago love at her side Thomas Dillon, her duties as midwife, and wonderful friends.
But there is trouble in paradise. Thomas is making demands she can not abide, Victoria is sneaking around with her adversary Dr. McMillan, and the town acquires two new mysterious residents, Jane Trew and her simple daughter, who return with Fern and Ivy from their mission up North.
Come along with Martha, Thomas, Victoria, and all their friends in this last journey in Trinity.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING AND DEVELOPMENT:
Ms. Parr character development was on par with the story-line. Martha’s character is strong and independence with deep faith, but she is also very firm in her own personal standards. I found myself at times wanting to shake her as she put off Thomas again and again. But she finds her way through prayer and her belief in God’s plan for her. Ms. Parr painted a picture with words of the struggle we go through with decisions and situations then through prayer and God’s guidance we reach the correct conclusions.
Thomas was another strong character, independent, and firm in his faith. He could be almost unbending at times in his demands that Martha give up her God-given talent for marriage. Through his faith, prayer, and God’s guidance, he will grow throughout the story.
The secondary characters in the book were wonderful and added so much depth to the book. There is quite a cast of characters; some are misfits, some with secrets and pain, but all are good people with caring in their hearts. Ms. Parr’s portrayal of the small town of Trinity was refreshing as she shows a caring community based on faith and caring for each other. Of course, all the cast is here from the previous book.
This is a faith-based book, but Ms. Parr does not preach or push Christian beliefs on the reader, rather she skillfully introduces those beliefs into the story-line through the characters. Ms. Parr presents us as we are, with all our faults and failures, but with God’s guiding hand and forgiveness in our life.
This was a good finish to the series as it resolves all the issues introduced in the series and ends the series on a high note. Author Delia Parr created a clean, solid, well written book that is suitable for anyone. Thank you Ms. Parr for this series.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Delia is the author of 17 historical novels. A retired high school teacher, she now claims the Florida Gulf Coast as home. When she isn’t writing, she’s volunteering or traveling to visit her seven grandchildren.
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