The Birth House

By Ami McKay

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Dora Rare is the first daughter in five generations of male Dares. She is drawn to Miss Babineau, an outspoken Acadian midwife and healer and becomes her apprentice: together, they help the women of Scots Bay, an isolated village in Nova Scotia, in countless ways.

But, times are changing: World War I rages, and the charismatic Dr. Gilbert Thomas comes to Scots Bay with promises of fast, painless childbirth, causing some of the women to question Miss Babineau’s methods.

Perfect for:

  • Readers interested in old vs. new methods of childbirth methods.
  • Lovers of stories located in both Nova Scotia and Boston.
  • Anyone looking for a page turning, historical fictional narrative that packs a punch.
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