The Cornish Midwife by Jo Bartlett – Review and Blog Tour @J_B_Writer @rararesources

Thanks so much to Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources for a chance to be on this blog tour. Welcome to my stop.


It’s wedding day in Port Agnes! 

The venue is booked, the dress is picked, and Senior Midwife Anna Jones only has to say ‘I Do!’ to the man she loves! Theirs might have been a whirlwind romance, but Brae Penrose is everything Anna dreamed her husband would be and she can’t wait to start a family with him.  

But as the big day approaches, Anna still isn’t pregnant and when disaster strikes, their perfect day looks destined not to happen at all! Is it a sign to slow things down?  

The other midwives won’t hear of Anna and Brae postponing their big day, and soon the whole community of Port Agnes comes together to make sure the Penrose wedding goes off without a hitch! 

And Anna realises, baby or not, she already has her dream family with Brae and her friends by her side. 

Meet The Cornish Midwives of Port Agnes- where community, friendship and love are always delivered. 

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Another wonderful story in the Cornish Midwives series. I can’t imagine loving the setting any more and I wish these delightful characters existed in a sweet little coastal village I could visit.

Brae and Anna’s story really begins in The Cornish Midwife but that’s not a problem as this is the novel that really explores their relationship from within. Perhaps, if you read the other book first you’ll be even more invested in Brae and Anna and maybe even understand a touch more just how Brae can be as steadfast as he is. That said, even from the first few chapters of this novel, you’ll definitely be rooting for Anna and invested in her learning to truly believe in unconditional love.

At times, the reader might be frustrated by Anna’s second guessing her worthiness, but as the story unfolds and all her insecurities are laid bare, it’s easy to understand just why she’s as she is. So much of her present is shaped by her past joys and hurts. We are taken on quite a journey as we see Anna relearn what a family might look like for her.

Brae is the sweetest, most patient partner ever! His thoughtfulness and devotion are exactly what Anna needs, and he knows it. The final chapters where Brae, Ella and Dan work magic to pull off a dream prove just how motivating true love can be.

An interesting element is how we get a few chapters told from Ella’s perspective. (She was the heroine of book 1). While the majority of the story is told from Anna’s point of view, we get a couple chapters from Ella’s more ‘outside’ voice. It’s a bit different but also allows the reader to experience how truly loved Anna is by her friends and community.

Once again there are descriptions of the daily work life of the midwives. We see them in their routines and also in some rather dramatic situations. One thing that comes across each time is how committed one must be to excel in this noble profession.

As a lead up to the next story in the series, we also have a few chapters told from the perspective of another midwife, Jess. Jess’ trials are a bonus secondary plot line. A couple strands are tied up for us in this book but there are hints to a much deeper and possibly truly emotional story to come.

So, I’m officially moving Jo Bartlett to my list of favourite authors and making this series a top pick too! I’m already looking forward to the next.

I give A Summer Wedding for the Cornish Midwife 4.5/5 rich espresso shots.

About the Author

I was born a stone’s throw from the English Channel and I still live near the sea in Kent, with my own family – so close to the South Eastern edge of England that we’re very nearly French – and it’s probably why so many of my books are set near the sea too. I’ve made up stories for as long as I can remember, but never really took it any further. Concentrating on my career and family, writing went on the back burner until a catalyst called cancer gave me a major kick up the proverbial. I decided I was going to write that novel after all.  

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  1. I really like books and tv shows about midwives, they do such important work, and are not recognized enough for the important work they do. This one sounds lovely. Thanks.

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