|Photo Credit: Betty Christenberry, "Mondovi Hills"|
|Photo Credit: Betty Christenberry "Mondovi Lake"|
My protagonist is a widow, a midwife, who also has raised an infant that Adele delivered ...but the mother died. She's pretty happy with her life on the farm and the joy of Polly, now sixteen...until a banker comes into her life. Can she change her ways for him? After all, Polly will one day move on to a life of her own, trained as a midwife by her "Mamadele" as she calls her. Or will Adele discover secrets about her banker suitor she wished had been left in his safety deposit box!
Meanwhile, as Adele does her work of bringing babies into the world, she keeps a journal. That journal will appear -with additions- throughout three other author pieces. Rhonda Gibson brings you to the Oregon Trail for her midwife work. Pamela Griffin introduces you to the challenges of a midwife in early Oregon and the Lewis and Clark Exposition of 1905. Trish Perry finishes the legacy in fine style in contemporary Portland. Each of these midwives has a romantic challenge and a professional one. The legacy handed down through generations proves to be a blessing for each of the midwife's as they pursue their calling.
I'm being inducted into my High School Hall of Fame in September so this story coming out this year with the Mondovi connection is just added frosting on a truly wonderful childhood cake. I'll be speaking at the local library too, a place that gave me a library card before I started school. Thank you for that! I hope you enjoy the story and the entire Midwife's Legacy collection!
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As noted above, the journal travels throughout a few other stories. Journals are treasures that are passed down through generations. With today's technology, keeping a journal has taken on a new meaning. Do you journal? How do you keep it? Or maybe you have been impacted by a journal given to you. Please share!
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