A Change of Heart for the Cornish Midwife [Book Review] @BoldwoodBooks #BlogTour #Series

A Change of Heart for the Cornish Midwife by Jo Bartlett

Continuing a strong theme of women supporting women, A Change of Heart for the Cornish Midwife by Jo Bartlett is #7 in the heartfelt Cornish Midwife series.

A Change of Heart for the Cornish Midwife by Jo Bartlett (cover) Image: a young woman holds a bouquet of flowers and walks along the Cornwall coast

Genre/Categories/Setting: Contemporary Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit, Midwifery, Series, Cornwall

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My Summary of A Change of Heart for the Cornish Midwife:

Welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour for A Change of Heart for the Cornish Midwife. Thanks #NetGalley @BoldwoodBooks for a complimentary e ARC of #AChangeOfHeartForTheCornishMidwife upon my request. All opinions are my own.

The focus for this current installment returns to Ella, a main character from Book One. Ella is about to marry Dan when she receives some unexpected news about her health.

My Thoughts:

A Series

Even though A Change of Heart For the Cornish Midwife is part of a series, it can be read as a stand alone. For a richer reading experience, I recommend reading the series in order. The series is about a community of women, and each installment focuses on one midwife and issues are resolved at story’s end. I appreciate this series because of its theme of women supporting women, the quaint setting, engaging and thoughtful content, closed door romance, and no profanity. Even though each story has a bit of trauma and angst, I still consider them “uplit” overall.

Two other books I’ve reviewed in the series: A Summer Wedding for the Cornish Midwife and Mistletoe and Magic for the Cornish Midwife.

The first book in the series is called The Cornish Midwife and we are introduced to the group of amazing midwives and the charming, small community of St. Agnes along the Cornish coast. I’m wondering if A Change of Heart for the Cornish Midwife might be the last of the series because the main character Ella is featured in the first book, so it appears we have come full circle.

Main Characters

The characters are the best part of the Cornish Midwife series. Each installment in the series focuses on a character who works as a midwife in the community and faces a personal life crisis. In this story, Ella faces a difficult health diagnosis and life with a disability. We witness her fear, resiliency, and determination.


In addition to themes common to midwifery, pregnancy, and delivery of babies, other thoughtful themes include women supporting women, slow-burn romance, family support, moving forward, health issues, and close-knit community. A Change of Heart for the Cornish Midwife is heavier in tone than the other books (in my opinion) because the main character faces a difficult health diagnosis and a physical disability. The romance is already established for this couple in the first book of the series, but this story causes us to wonder what will happened when they are faced with a life challenge.

Content Consideration: infertility, degenerative disease, a difficult health diagnosis, disabilities

Recommending A Change of Heart for the Cornish Midwife

I recommend A Change of Heart for the Cornish Midwife (and the entire series) for readers who love engaging women’s fiction with substantial themes, a focus on the midwife profession, and small coastal villages. The Cornish midwife series is a well-loved series for those looking to binge read women’s fiction with realistic characters.

My Rating:  4  Stars

A Change of Heart for the Cornish Midwife by Jo Bartlett (cover) Image: a young woman holds a bouquet of flowers and walks along the Cornwall coast


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Meet the Author of A Change of Heart for the Cornish Midwife, Jo Bartlett

Author of Mistletoe and Magic for the Cornish Midwife and A Summer Wedding for the Cornish Midwife, Jo Bartlett

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.

Since having my debut novel published in 2015, things have happened quite quickly and I have recently released my twentieth novel. I’ve been able to fulfill a childhood dream of walking into WHSmiths and buying a book with my name on it and I still find it almost impossible to believe that my books have been bestsellers on Amazon too. I write contemporary women’s fiction, with a focus on love, friendship, family and community, when I’m not knee deep in assignments at the university where I still teach part-time.

My ambition to drink tea and make stuff up on a full-time basis is ever closer and if you follow me on Twitter, Instagram or my author page on Facebook, I might even say something interesting one of these days… although I wouldn’t hold your breath!


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  1. Wonderful review, Carol. I do love reading books where women support other women. This group sounds like women I would love to know and the setting and the job sounds interesting. I am going to give the first one a go and am pretty sure I will be hooked.

  2. I’ve read and enjoyed all of this series to date, so will now find this one! Thanks for your review Carol, I agree with your description of the books in this series and look forward to reading the next instalment now. All the characters are different and bring various personalties to their jobs which make them seem like ordinary women friends we may have in real life.

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