"Sweet engaging Americana"
For three generations, fiftyish Martha Cade's family has
served as the midwives for the people living in and around
Trinity, Pennsylvania. However, Martha struggles with the
realities of the modern world. Her daughter Victoria has
fled home joining a traveling acting troupe rather than
take on her "natural" role as the heir apparent midwife.
Also that newfangled professional, a doctor, has come to
her small town, leaving Martha to wonder how many of her
clients will continue to use her services.
In spite of her feelings of failure and inadequacy, Martha
continues to make rounds caring for the physical and
emotional needs of her patients and a few other
individuals. Martha finds her faith helps her through this
confidence crisis. However, her inner turmoil is on hold
when she becomes embroiled with the shenanigans of the
chaplain of Hampton Academy whose courses would leave 1830s
educators shocked and dismayed if known. How to prove the
chaplain is grooming a bunch of future thieves without
getting killed is Martha's dilemma, but her belief in God
will help her carry her burden.
A PLACE CALLED TRINITY is a sweet engaging Americana novel
starring a kind compassionate individual who turns to faith
when her comfortable world seems near collapse. Perhaps a
bit too Mother Teresa in outlook, Martha's abilities to
surmount her doubts serve as a lesson for anyone struggling
with apparently impossible trials and tribulations. Few
writers are on a par with Delia Parr, whose latest homespun
tale will delight those in the audience relishing an
uplifting historical story and will desire more
inspirational yarns starring Martha and the townsfolk.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 22, 2002