Delivering The Truth by Edith MaxwellDelivering The Truth by Edith Maxwell

Delivering The Truth

byEdith Maxwell

Paperback | April 8, 2016

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Quaker midwife Rose Carroll discovers dark secrets in 1888 Massachusetts

For Quaker midwife Rose Carroll, life in Amesbury, Massachusetts, provides equal measures of joy and tribulation. She delights in attending to the needs of mothers and newborns even as she mourns the recent death of her sister. Likewise, Rose enjoys the giddy feelings that come from being courted by a handsome doctor, but a suspicious fire and two murders leave her fearing for the well-being of her loved ones.

Driven by her desire for safety and justice, Rose Carroll begins asking questions related to the crimes. Consulting with her friends and neighbors-including the famous Quaker poet John Greenleaf Whittier-Rose draws on her strengths as a counselor and problem solver in trying to bring the perpetrators to light.

Praise:

A 2016 Agatha Award Finalist for Best Historical Novel

A 2017 IPPY Award Silver Medalist for Mystery/Cozy/Noir

"[A] smart new series from the prolific Maxwell."-Booklist

"First of hopefully many more to come, I believe that everyone will definitely enjoy this stand-out book."-Suspense Magazine

"Maxwell...introduces a series heroine whose struggles with the tenets of her Quaker faith make her strong and appealing. The author also imparts authentic historical detail to depict life in a 19th century New England factory town."-Library Journal

"A highly competent mystery."-Kirkus Reviews

"Rose Carroll is a richly crafted and appealing sleuth. A terrific historical read."-Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author

"The historical setting is redolent and delicious, the townspeople engaging, and the plot a proper puzzle, but it's Rose Carroll-midwife, Quaker, sleuth-who captivates in this irresistible series debut."-Catriona McPherson, award-winning author of the Dandy Gilver series

"Maxwell introduces a fascinating new heroine with her Quaker midwife Rose Carroll."-Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder on St. Nicolas Ave

"[Rose's] strong personality combined with the author's distinctive voice and vivid writing style transported me instantly to another time and place."-Kathy Lynn Emerson, Malice Domestic 2014 Guest of Honor and author of How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries, Murder in the Queen's Wardrobe, and the Diana Spaulding 1888 Mysteries

Edith Maxwell is President of the New England chapter of Sisters in Crime and a long-time member of the Society of Friends. She is the author of the Local Foods Mysteries and writes the Country Store Mysteries under the pseudonym Maddie Day.Edith Maxwell is President of the New England chapter of Sisters in Crime and a long-time member...
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Title:Delivering The TruthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.68 inPublished:April 8, 2016Publisher:Midnight InkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0738747521

ISBN - 13:9780738747521

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from In The Know We get a real look into Quaker life in this story set in Amesbury, Massachusetts, in 1888. We meet midwife Rose Carroll as she goes about her work of helping women with their births and the babies as they spend their first few weeks on earth. Rose has taken up residence with her deceased sister’s family, and uses their porch for her bedroom and office. Life seems rather routine until the lifeblood of the town goes up in smoke. There are three factories burned to the ground taking many lives with it, and it was arson. Now Rose is privy to a lot of the goings on in this community as she goes about her work, and she has her suspicions as to who would have committed such a heinous act. Things go from bad to worse as murders start happening, and Rose becomes involved again. There is also a bit of romance going on between Doctor David and Rose, but then there is also his mother and her want of an upper class woman for a wife for him, you will wonder how that will work out. In the end I was wondering who would end up surviving with all the evil going on, and what a surprise when you find out the perpetrator of these crimes. I enjoyed this quick interesting read, and once you pick it up you will want to read until the end, you need the answers. I received this book through Net Galley and the publisher Midnight Ink, and was not required to give a positive review.
Date published: 2016-04-08

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