‘Do you know what, Romeo?’ Noah said. ‘Chicken fajitas is one of my favourite dinners too, but one day when I was giving a talk to a class at school I visited, one of the kids asked me what I was having for dinner when I got home. I told him chicken fajitas, but when I heard him talking to his mum when she picked him up at the end of the day, he said, “Guess what vicars have for dinner, Mummy? Chicken for Jesus!”
A Leap of Faith for the Cornish Midwife is a charming romance reader that will tug at your heartstrings.
Oh, Jo knows how to write a story that takes my emotions on a wild and unforgettable ride. Once again, I find myself falling head over heels in love with the Cornish Midwife world. This is the fifth book in the series, and like other books, in the series, it can be read as a stand-alone (Jo does a fabulous job at bringing her readers up to speed). But it is a beautiful series, so I highly recommend reading the other books in the series; you won’t be disappointed.
A Leap of Faith For The Cornish Midwife focuses on Izzy, whose story we started to follow in the previous book. Izzy has a wonderful relationship with her grandparents. They raised her, and Izzy just adores them. In the last book, Izzy is trying to come to terms that her Nonna (Eileen) is sick and doesn’t have much longer to live (you may want to grab the tissue box for this book). At the beginning of this book, we learn that Eileen underwent a medical treatment that helped subside her symptoms enough to allow her to live a little longer. Izzy and her grandparents plan on spending this precious time they have left doing all the things Nonna had on her bucket list. Izzy’s relationship with her grandparents made this book shine for me. It reminds me of my close relationship with my Nanny and how important it is to cherish the time we spend together.
I have to hand it to Jo; she knows how to make each book in this series unique and stand out in its own way. There isn’t a book that I haven’t enjoyed. Each story tackles an important issue: grief, family problems, faith, or societal issues. Jo does a wonderful job at approaching these issues in a well-thought-out manner; you can tell that she has done her research. This book focuses on faith and how hard it can be to keep one’s faith in God when cruel and heartbreaking things happen. We see this crisis of faith in Noah, a vicar; he is struggling with his faith because of the tragedy he went through. I enjoyed watching Noah’s journey and how events in the book helped him to see the good in the world. As always, this book has plenty of wonderful and heartbreaking midwifery moments.
The relationship between Noah and Izzy is so sweet! There is this charming slow-burn feel to their relationship, and I just adored every cute moment between these two. I loved their conversations with each other because they have so much depth and substance to them. It helps to make their relationship believable and real.
I cannot wait to see if Jo writes another book in this series!
A Leap of Faith For The Cornish Midwife is an uplifting and vibrant story that is hard to forget.
Thank you, Boldwood Books and Rachel Random Resources, for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.