by Marilyn Meredith
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Frankly, I absolutely loved this tale. Author Edith Maxwell has done a magnificent job of weaving historical information, interesting information about the Quakers’ beliefs and culture, and a bit of romance into a fascinating mystery.
The story begins with the heroine, Rose Carroll, a Quaker midwife delivering a baby, for which she receives $2. Rose admits that at twenty-four she’s a bit past marriage age. However, she does have a doctor friend, David Dodge, who is interested in her. However, there is a problem since he’s Catholic.
It’s 1888 and the setting is Amesbury, Massachusetts, a town famous for its carriages that are built in a dozen factories. A devastating fire destroys the factories, some of the houses, and even the post-office. Families are without homes, children lost their parents, parents lost their children, and many without an income. When it’s discovered that the fire was arson, this means that whoever set it is also a murderer.
While busily delivering babies, being wooed by David, and more murder, Rose begins to pick up on clues that she shares with the local police.
Rose is a delightful heroine who stays true to her Quaker beliefs and manner of speech as she goes about her daily life which certainly isn’t dull and includes helping solve crimes. The tale abounds with other wonderful characters like Bertie, the postmistress, who is also Rose’s best friend. Bertie rides horse back and wears pantaloons made of the same fabric as her dresses.
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Love the Quaker theme, thanks for the chance to win it 🙂
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Thanks for the chance to win this book.I read a short story in this series that only made me want this book even more . Edith Maxwell’s books are always a joy.
I really enjoy historical mysteries. Thanks for the chance to win. Dmskrug3(at)hotmail(dot)com
interested in reading about the quakers! Thanks for a chance to win.
This sounds like a book I would really enjoy. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.
I always enjoy my reading adventures to include something new. The Quaker community, beliefs, and way of life should be fascinating to read. Thanks, Marilyn, for the ‘heads up’ review. Thanks, KRL, for the giveaway opportunity.
I have been really interested in stories if midwives as I had a homebirth.
I would like to read this book, since I don’t know much about the Quakers. Great review, adding to my TBR list.
I love this author’s work and can’t wait to read this one. A really enjoyable review which really catches your attention. Thanks for the chance to win.
I love mysteries. Thanks for the chance to win this book!
We are fortunate enough to have a midwife in our family and her stories are entertaining enough for a book. I am sure this book will be very good too and am thankful for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for all this interest, everybody! I hope you’ll find a copy of the book to read even if you don’t win.
Another book by a favorite author – and it sounds terrific!
I love historical mysteries and would LOVE to win this book. Kristieleigh1976@hotmail.com
I think the Quaker theme is fascinating and can’t imagine how things could work out with a Catholic doctor.
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