night owl edited the description of The Midwife of Venice Saturday, March 3, 2012.
The Midwife of Venice is an enthralling historical adventure and a gloriously satisfying tale about midwifery, motherhood, and the lengths to which one good woman will go for love. Hannah Levi is known throughout sixteenth-century Venice for her skill in midwifery. But when a Christian nobleman appears at her door in the Jewish ghetto, imploring her to help his wife who is dying in childbirth, Hannah's compassion is tested. Not only is it illegal for Jews to render medical treatment to Christians, it's punishable by torture and death.