The Midwife’s Touch by Sue Harrison (Book Review #1323)

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The midwife’s touch is a historical fiction set in the Missouri Ozark Mountains, 1852-1873. It all begins with China Creed, a girl with the ability to grant wishes. Her gift needs to be kept a secret, but life is unpredictable, and the curse cannot be contained.

Something you covet deep to the bone,

But nothing alive with will of its own.

Nothing too large, the earth stakes its claim.

Nothing unseen; the eyes play the game.

As a seven-year-old child, China is sent to live with Miz Settle, a Cherokee midwife. She falls in love, and that’s when the story truly takes shape. Watching China struggle with her powers as a child and growing up was intriguing to read. The fantasy of the thought was provoking to the mind. Her skills and the ability to evaluate a situation were admirable.

The story itself was novel, and reading China navigating the aftermath of her trust and love towards Stephen Grey, her romantic partner. The premise does discuss overdose, addiction, and freedom.

The literature had a nice flow to it, and it was nice to see China find her way regardless of how much she goes through. I recommend this book to those who like to read historical fantasy stories.

Written by Jeyran Main

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