Jul 1, 2022

A Leap of Faith for the Cornish Midwife by Jo Bartlett Review

A Leap of Faith for the Cornish Midwife
The Cornish Midwife Series #5
By Jo Bartlett
Release Date: June 29th, 2022
Boldwood Books
Tour host: Rachel's Random Resources 
Source: ARC provided by the publisher

Midwife Izzy is devastated to learn that her beloved grandmother is dying. Abandoned as a baby by her own mother, her grandparents have been the only family Izzy has ever known and she wants to spend every last precious moment with them.

New locum vicar, Noah, is a wonderful support – kind, considerate, and always there for Izzy whenever she needs a shoulder to cry on. But secretly Noah is battling his own doubts about his faith – how can he offer Izzy comfort if he doesn’t truly believe his own words?

When Izzy and Noah are brought together to support grieving parents, Noah reaches breaking point. He can't stay in Port Agnes and live a lie. But Izzy is adamant it’s the only place she can be….

Will love find a way or will Izzy's hopes of a future be dashed?

*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

*Trigger Warning* 

There are themes of miscarriage, still birth and eating disorders, alcohol addiction and loss of faith and stalking in this book. 


I have read and loved all of The Cornish Midwife series, but I can honestly say that none of them have ever gripped my heart and made me cry so much.  

If you have read any of the other books in this series, then you know that Izzy is a midwife in Port Agnes, but what few people know is that her Grandmother Ellen is dying, Izzy's Grandparents are the people who raised her and loved her when her own mother was too narcissistic to care. But to fulfill one of Izzy's Grandmothers' "bucket list" requests, Izzy and her Grandparents are staying on a houseboat for the summer. 

But there is a new temporary vicar in Port Agnes, But Noah was struggling with his faith, not only because of the loss of a very close friend, his overbearing father but also being stalked by a member of the congregation, who took photos of him and posted them online. But from his first day in Port Agnes, he met some wonderful people, especially Ellen, who from their first meeting embraced him as a friend, and introduced him to Izzy. 

But nothing is smooth sailing in life and Izzy and Noah's summer had been a myriad of storms, but when things start to settle will they be able to find each other again? 

I cannot tell you just how much I loved this book, evening if it's heartbreaking in parts. You can tell that not only did the author take a lot of care researching the book, but poured all her love into the words too!


I give A Leap of Faith for the Cornish Midwife 5 stars

Jo Bartlett is the bestselling author of nineteen women’s fiction titles. She fits her writing in between her two-day jobs as an educational consultant and university lecturer and lives with her family and three dogs on the Kent coast. Boldwood is publishing the first title in The Cornish Midwife Series – part of a twelve-book deal – in April 2021.

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