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From the USA Today bestselling author of the Hope River series comes a new contemporary midwife novel.Say goodbye to your old life, and hello to the life you ve been waiting for Midwife Clara Perry is accustomed to comforting her pregnant patients calming fathers to be as they anxiously await the birth of their children ensuring the babies she delivers come safely intoFrom the USA Today bestselling author of the Hope River series comes a new contemporary midwife novel.Say goodbye to your old life, and hello to the life you ve been waiting for Midwife Clara Perry is accustomed to comforting her pregnant patients calming fathers to be as they anxiously await the birth of their children ensuring the babies she delivers come safely into the world.But when Clara s life takes a nosedive, she realizes she hasn t been tending to her own needs and does something drastic she runs away and starts over again in a place where no one knows her or the mess she s left behind in West Virginia Heading to Sea Gull Island a tiny, remote Canadian island Clara is ready for anything Well, almost She left her passport back home, and the only way she can enter Canada is by hitching a ride on a snowmobile and illegally crossing the border.Deciding to reinvent herself, Clara takes a new identity Sara Livingston, a writer seeking solitude But there s no avoiding the outside world The residents are friendly, and draw Sara into their lives and confidences She volunteers at the local medical clinic, using her midwifery skills, and forms a tentative relationship with a local police officer.But what will happen if she lets down her guard and reveals the real reason why she left her old life One lesson soon becomes clear no matter how far you run, you can never really hide from your past.
Patricia Harman has spent over thirty years caring for women as a midwife, first as a lay midwife, delivering babies in cabins and on communal farms in West Virginia, and later as a nurse midwife in teaching hospitals and in a community hospital birthing center.She spent over a decade in the sixties and seventies in her wild youth living in rural communes in Washington Tolstoy Farm , Connecticut The Committee for Non Violent Action and Minnesota Free Folk During the Vietnam years, she and her husband, Tom Harman, traveled the country, often hitch hiking, as they looked for a place to settle In 1974 they purchased a farm with a group of like minded friends on top of a ridge in Roane County, West Virginia Here on the commune, they built log houses, dug a pond, grew and preserved their own food and started the Growing Tree Natural Foods Cooperative.It was during this time that Patsy attended her first home birth, or less by accident Some people are destined, she has written I was staying at a woman friend s commune when she went into labor and I ended up delivering my first baby Soon after, Harman traveled to Austin, Texas to train with a collective of home birth midwives When she returned, she became one of the founding members of The West Virginia Cooperative of Midwives Her passion for caring for women and babies led her to become an RN as the first step in getting licensed as certified nurse midwife In 1985, with her children, a yowling cat and her husband she traveled north, pulling a broken down trailer to begin her training at the University of Minnesota where she received her MSN in Nurse Midwifery.For the past twenty years, Ms Harman has been a nurse midwife on the faculty of The Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University and most recently West Virginia University In 1998 she went into private practice with her husband, Tom, an OB Gyn, in Morgantown, West Virginia Here they devoted their lives to caring for women and bringing babies into the world in a gentle way.When, in 2003, the cost of liability insurance for Obstetrics sky rocketed from 70,000 a year to 110,000, the Harman s decided to give up deliveries Though many loyal patients grieved the loss of their favorite mid wife physician team, the change in life style gave the author time to begin writing her first book, The Blue Cotton Gown A Midwife s Memoir.Patricia Harman still lives and works with her husband, Ob Gyn Thomas Harman, in Morgantown, West Virginia at their clinic, Partners in Women s Health Care Though she no longer attends births, she provides care for women in early pregnancy and through out the life span She brings to this work the same dedication and compassion she brought to obstetrics.
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