Patricia Harman, author of The Runaway Midwife, on tour February 2017

Posted By on January 29, 2017

About The Runaway Midwife

• Paperback: 416 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (January 31, 2017)

From the USA Today bestselling author of the Hope River series comes a new contemporary midwife novel.

Say “goodbye” to your old life, and “hello” to the life you’ve been waiting for…

Midwife Clara Perry is accustomed to comforting her pregnant patients…calming fathers-to-be as they anxiously await the birth of their children…ensuring the babies she delivers come safely into the world.

But when Clara’s life takes a nosedive, she realizes she hasn’t been tending to her own needs and does something drastic: she runs away and starts over again in a place where no one knows her or the mess she’s left behind in West Virginia. Heading to Sea Gull Island—a tiny, remote Canadian island—Clara is ready for anything. Well, almost. She left her passport back home, and the only way she can enter Canada is by hitching a ride on a snowmobile and illegally crossing the border.

Deciding to reinvent herself, Clara takes a new identity—Sara Livingston, a writer seeking solitude. But there’s no avoiding the outside world. The residents are friendly, and draw “Sara” into their lives and confidences. She volunteers at the local medical clinic, using her midwifery skills, and forms a tentative relationship with a local police officer.

But what will happen if she lets down her guard and reveals the real reason why she left her old life? One lesson soon becomes clear: no matter how far you run, you can never really hide from your past.

Purchase Links

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About Patricia Harman

Patricia Harman, CNM, got her start as a lay midwife on rural communes and went on to become a nurse-midwife on the faculties of Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University, and West Virginia University. She is the author of two acclaimed memoirs and the bestselling novel The Midwife of Hope River. She has three sons and lives near Morgantown, West Virginia.

Find out more about Patricia at her website, and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

Tour Stops

Tuesday, January 31st: A Bookish Way of Life

Wednesday, February 1st: bookchickdi

Thursday, February 2nd: West Metro Mommy

Monday, February 6th: The Book Bag

Tuesday, February 7th: M. Denise Costello

Wednesday, February 8th: A Chick Who Reads

Thursday, February 9th: The Book Diva’s Reads

Friday, February 10th: StephTheBookworm

Tuesday, February 14th: Art Books Coffee

Wednesday, February 15th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Thursday, February 16th: Tina Says…


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