About the Book
The Midwife’s Heart
Author: Brenda Ray
As Abraham’s descendants prepare to cross into the Promised Land, led by Moses, Hannah, a disillusioned midwife will be tested in ways she cannot imagine. She wanted love, a home, and children, but gave up on that dream long ago. One heartbreak and humiliation was enough.
Ze-ev is a commander in the army, protecting his people. Busy doing what must be done, finding a wife is not his priority. Besides, when his childhood sweetheart marries another, he lost interest in securing a match to be his bride.
When he meets Hannah, they are both tested. Will either of them let down their guard long enough to trust again?
Set on the Plains of Moab, amidst attacks on the camp, spies, plague, and the unprecedented request of Zelophehad’s daughters, Ze-ev and Hannah must navigate the thorny path of the heart.
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Hannah knew at a young age that her life would be devoted to caring for women and their babies and this had always been enough for her until she meets a man named Ze-ev Ben Judah. As they become better acquainted, she slowly begins to yearn for more. What would it be like to be a wife, to share the love and companionship of a husband, and to even know the joy of having her own child? Is she too old to know this fulfillment?
The Midwife's Heart is set during the time of Moses and the search for the Promised Land. Hannah's skills in midwifery allows her to treat injured and dying men and it's during one of these times that she meets Ze-ev. He is impressed with her abilities but past experiences have prevented him from wanting marriage until ...a woman with long, wavy locks and amber eyes covered by thick, sooty lashes stirs feelings that he'd thought were long gone!
I enjoyed watching these two strong characters as their relationship progressed from respect to friendship to something deeper. Author Brenda Ray has written an enjoyable story filled with faith, forgiveness, and hope. If you enjoy romantic biblical fiction, you will want to read The Midwife's Heart.
I voluntarily received a copy of this book from the publisher via Celebrate Lit. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.
About the Author
RWA award-winning author, Brenda Ray, grew up along the Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida. A University of Florida trained nurse-midwife, she traveled as a military wife and raised three remarkable sons. She is now retired and writing full time in Vero Beach, FL. A graduate of the University of Florida, as well, she is always confused during football season, but she is never confused about loving feedback from her readers. You may contact her at: www.wildwolfwomanwriter.com
More from Brenda
I didn’t set out to be a writer. In 1997, I was a practicing nurse-midwife, blessed to have delivered hundreds of babies. In one day, latex allergy abruptly ended my career, ended my job, and took my health. Seven years of college felt like a waste. At times the grief felt bottomless.
My strong faith in God got me through that dark time. My daily meditation and clinging to God’s Word were by lifelines. One morning, while reading the second chapter of Exodus, (which I had read many times before) the story of Puah and Shiphrah struck me in a new way.
I began asking myself how that came to be. Why would a pharaoh order his future workforce murdered? Did all the babies arrive before the midwives could arrive or did the midwives lie? With much research and study and my own experiences as a midwife, the answers to those questions became The Midwife’s Song: A Story of Moses’ Birth.
The book started a flood of writing that continues today. Writing is a creative process and as the Holy Scripture teach, “In the beginning, God created….” We are told we are made in God’s image. Thus, we ourselves are destines to create. For me, it has been quilting, sewing, cooking, and writing. I also write under the pen name of B. K. Ricotta. Two of a Kind is my first book under that name. A sweet novella will be released soon by Wild Rose Press entitled A Love So Sweet by B. K. Ricotta. Finally, the finishing touches are being done on a historical romance set in Northwest Florida when it was a new state.
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