In 1880, Gracy Brookens is the only midwife in a small Colorado mining town. She worries that she will be the last. Gracy believes that “every baby [is] a miracle of God.” But, with 50 years of experience, she also knows that the conception and birth of babies come with their own stories, some delightful and others unsavory.
When Gracy is accused of murdering a newborn, a crime she didn’t commit, she is plagued by recollections of her own pregnancies and memories of women and babies who died in her care. As she goes to trial, she must make a decision—will she refuse to take the stand in her own defense and risk going to jail, or will she “do the righteousness” by protecting those whom she knows are vulnerable?
The Last Midwife is a captivating tale with a satisfying surprise ending. (St. Martin’s Press)