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02 July 2022

Book Review: A Leap of Faith For The Cornish Midwife by Jo Bartlett *AD Gifted

I was provided with a free ebook of A Leap of Faith For The Cornish Midwife ahead of the blog tour.

Sometimes you find the unexpected when you leap into a book without reading the blurb - I picked this up having only seen the cover, and that was enough for me. Look how pretty it is. The contents inside fully live up to it and I loved A Leap of Faith For The Cornish Midwife.

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Midwife Izzy is devastated to learn that her beloved grandmother is dying. Abandoned as a baby by her own mother, her grandparents have been the only family Izzy has ever known and she wants to spend every last precious moment with them.

New locum vicar, Noah, is a wonderful support – kind, considerate and always there for Izzy whenever she needs a shoulder to cry on. But secretly Noah is battling his own doubts about his faith – how can he offer Izzy comfort if he doesn’t truly believe his own words?

When Izzy and Noah are brought together to support grieving parents, Noah reaches breaking point. He can't stay in Port Agnes and live a lie. But Izzy is adamant it’s the only place she can be….

Will love find a way or will Izzy's hopes of a future be dashed?

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5 Word Review: Family, faith, love, loss, belonging.

Get the tissues ready, you will need them. This book will make you feel every emotion.

This is the fifth book in the Cornish Midwife series, but I jumped right in having not read any of the previous ones. This can absolutely be read as a standalone as it seems each book focuses on a different character, but I will definitely be going back and reading the rest of the books so I can find out the rest of the stories.

My heart went out for Izzy - she was an instant favourite for me, I loved reading her story. She's going through so much and she really rises to it. She's so passionate and caring and generous, you can't help but love her and root for her.

I freaking loved Noah. I didn't think I would at first because I'm always a bit wary of religion, but I loved his drive and how he was always chasing a challenge. I loved seeing him work through his own crisis of faith, and open up his faith to others and support them however he could.

I loved Frankie's positivity, how even though she was so understandably sad she was still a light to those around her. I want more of her story because the bits told in A Leap of Faith for the Cornish Midwife made me really care for her and her happiness.

The narrative switches between Frankie, Noah and Izzy, and I loved their vibrant personalities and how it shone through their perspectives. I always knew who I was reading, the characters were well developed and stood apart from each other.

This book is absolutely perfect for fans of Call the Midwife, for those days where you want your heart to be both torn to shreds and full of love. It's a ride, and best enjoyed with a hot cup of tea and a whole box of tissues. I can't wait to go back and read the rest and end up a sobbing mess again, because it was so cathartic and the hope and happiness in the story more than made up for the sad times.

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Jo Bartlett is the bestselling author of over nineteen women’s fiction titles. She fits her writing in between her two day jobs as an educational consultant and university lecturer and lives with her family and three dogs on the Kent coast. Her first title for Boldwood is The Cornish Midwife – part of a twelve-book deal.

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