What a strange cover with the partial body floating up in the sky. Nan's husband committed suicide three years before the book starts. I hated how the suicide was dealt with along with Nan's feelings about it. That's just a touchy topic for me and I don't feel like going into a rant about it. I'm totally cool with reading books that feature religion but there are times when it is just too much. This is one of those times. I'm not too crazy about the judgmental religious person.
I just can't really like Nan because she's judgmental although I really want to because I like that she walks to the beat of her own drummer. She's a widow that didn't just get married again like everyone expected her to. She's living on her own and she's a midwife. I would have preferred a book that focused on Nan, Juliet, and Tuda instead of a boring old romance between two people who randomly meet by chance.
One evening a plane crashes near Nan's farm. The pilot Dutch makes his way to her house. I appreciate that she decides to help him even though she's putting her own neck on the line. I just found it boring that this is just another romance. Boy meets girl. Girl helps boy. They end up together. I do like the writing but I guess I just wasn't in the mood for this type of book. I have enjoyed historical fiction in the past although this isn't a go to genre for me. It was enjoyable but I was hoping for something different. It would have been great to focus on the three women who weren't the typical women during that time since you had a doctor, a mechanic, and a midwife who took care of herself after her husband's death. That's the book I would have liked to read instead of another romance.