The Midwife’s Daughter is a fascinating new novel for those who loved The Birth House or the Call the Midwife series.
Violet Dimond has attended the births of many of the town children – and often their children – in her capacity as handywoman. But Violet’s calling is dying out as, with medicine’s advances, the good old ways are no longer good enough.
Grace, Violet’s adopted daughter, is a symbol of change herself. In the place where she has grown up and everyone knows her, she is accepted, though most of the locals never before saw a girl with darker skin. For Violet and Grace the coming war will bring more upheaval into their lives: can they endure it, or will they, like so many, be swept aside by history’s tide?
A moving tale of prejudice, struggle, love, tragedy, bravery and the changing lives of women in the twentieth century.