Thrilled to hosting one of the stops on this blog tour today
7 October 2021
The Cornish Midwives Series #3
My thanks to Boldwood Books for my copy of this book
and to Rachel's Random Resources for my invitation to the blog tour
A secret love…
As winter descends on the coastal town of Port Agnes, midwife Toni Samuels’ mood is as dark as the winter clouds that roll in. Toni loves her job as a midwife, but her private life is falling apart. Because Toni is keeping a secret– a relationship with fellow male midwife Bobby that no one can ever know about.
A damaged hope…
Kind and gorgeous, Bobby is a huge hit at the midwifery centre, but he’s tired of keeping his feelings for Toni a secret – of always coming second best. He knows that Toni’s past is painful, but unless she can be open with her feelings for him, he’s prepared to walk away from their love.
Can love find a way?
Toni loves Bobby and wishes things could be different between them. But torn between her past and a future with him, everything seems hopeless. Until fate hands Toni one last chance…
Now Toni’s secret wish is in her hands…if only she can be brave enough to take a chance and make her dreams come true.
📖 My thoughts..
Returning to Port Agnes in the company of the Cornish midwives is something I look forward to and in this latest book we discover more about Toni and Bobby who are both midwives on the community unit. The secretive nature of their relationship has been something which has intrigued us since we first met up with them two books ago and to add another twist, Bobby is the only male midwife on the unit which presents its own set of challenges. However, it is his relationship with Toni which becomes all the more poignant as we discover the reasons why Toni in particular is reluctant to make a commitment.
Bobby and Toni's story really caught my attention and whilst I followed their story with interest and hoped that everything would eventually work out for them I was also just as interested in what was going on in the lives of the other characters. And that's what this author does so well, she brings everyone to life in such detail that you really care about each and every one of them. Some might be a bit more difficult to like than others but generally they're a great bunch and fill the stories with warmth, wit and oodles of compassion.
This is now the third book in the Cornish Midwife series and whilst it can be read comfortably as a stand alone, it sort of makes sense to start at the beginning in order to follow this lovely series which gives off such warmth that, with each successive story, it's like settling back down with a group of old friends. I especially love the Cornish setting and the way the community of Saint Agnes is always very much part of the story. As it's a series about a community midwife group there are details of births and whilst this is never overly dramatic, it does portray realistic situations, however, this doesn't intrude on the character driven aspect of the story.
Beautifully written by an author who has made this corner of Cornwall her own, A Winter's Wish for the Cornish Midwife carries the series forward in a really meaningful way, I can't wait to find out what happens in book number four.
About the Author
Jo Bartlett is the bestselling author of nineteen women’s fiction titles. She fits her writing in between her two day jobs as an educational consultant and university lecturer and lives with her family and three dogs on the Kent coast. Boldwood is publishing the first title in The Cornish Midwife Series – part of a twelve-book deal – in April 2021.
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