Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Review: Delivering The Truth by: Edith Maxwell

Title: Delivering The Truth
Author: Edith Maxwell
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Series: Quaker Midwife Mystery #1
Pages: 297
Format: e-book
Source: Personal Purchase


Quaker midwife Rose Carroll hears secrets and keeps confidences as she attends births of the rich and poor alike in an 1888 Massachusetts mill town. When the town’s world-famed carriage industry is threatened by the work of an arsonist, and a carriage factory owner’s adult son is stabbed to death with Rose's own knitting needle, she is drawn into solving the mystery. Things get dicey after the same owner’s mistress is also murdered, leaving her one-week-old baby without a mother. The Quaker poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier helps Rose by lending words of advice and support. While struggling with being less than the perfect Friend, Rose draws on her strengths as a counselor and problem solver to bring two murderers to justice before they destroy the town’s carriage industry and the people who run it. 

My Thoughts:

This book follows Rose Carroll whose a midwife in Massachusetts back in 1880 where you see all sorts of things with pregnant women.  When a fire burns down a local factory everyone is upset about it in their own way.  When a young mother winds up dead it's up to Rose to figure out what happened and why?

This book was a great introduction into Rose Carroll and her life in 1880's along with her beau meeting the residents and watching as Rose sniffs out the clues to figure out who had the most to gain in the death of the young mother!  Can't wait to see what is the next in this thrilling series!

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