December 30, 2019

#BookReview: The Midwives of Lark Lane (Lark Lane #3) by Pam Howes

Synopsis: An absolutely heartbreaking historical family saga

All’s fair in love and war… but what happens when the war is over?  
After the heartbreak of World War Two, newlywed midwife Cathy hoped Liverpool life would offer some joy. But a terrible miscarriage and the escape of her abusive stepfather Jack from prison make happiness hard to find. 

Meanwhile, Cathy’s beloved granny is ailing. Whilst at the hospital, Cathy sees her midwifery friends, who are planning to open a home for unmarried mothers. After losing a baby of her own Cathy would love to help, but for now, she must take care of her grandmother. 

As her grandmother's health worsens, she writes Cathy a letter. The day her granny dies, Cathy goes home and opens the envelope: Thank you for giving me a reason to live. Everything I have in the world is yours now, my darling. Cathy is devastated but determined to honour her granny’s memory, hoping the maternity home can be her legacy. 

Just as Cathy and her friends are about to open their doors to the first expectant mothers, Jack is spotted in Liverpool. It’s only a matter of time until her cruel stepfather catches up with her, determined to pay her back for getting him locked up in prison. Can Cathy keep herself and her grandmother’s legacy safe, and see Jack sent away for good at last? 

The Midwives of Lark Lane is a heart-wrenching saga about how the best friendships can help you through the worst of times. If you’re a fan of Nadine Dorries, Diney Costeloe and Kitty Neale, you’ll love Pam Howes! 


Rating: ★★★★
My Review:  I fell in love with the tv show about Mid Wives and I thought this one was going to be close to that.  I loved that it was set past WWII as so many titles now a days are set during it and its just taken its toll on what I want to read right now.  This one takes place around the 1960s and I loved that.  The pacing was well done and I loved the characters.  I do wish that this would have been just a tad more exciting but overall it was a very good read to curl up in a chair with a drink and take your time to unhinge from the day and just enjoy a great story.  I will say that I didn't realize that this was part of a series so I wished I would have known that.  And you totally need to read the first books in the series to really get the full grasp. Which I am excited to say that I grabbed them so yay!! 

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