Delivering the Truth

Delivering the Truth

A Quaker Midwife Mystery

Book - 2016
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Quaker midwife Rose Carroll hears secrets and keeps conƯfiƯdences as she attends births of the rich and poor alike in an 1888 Massachusetts mill town. When the town|s world-famed carƯriage indusƯtry is threatƯened by the work of an arsonƯist, and a carƯriage facƯtory owner|s adult son is stabbed to death with Rose's own knitting needle, she is drawn into solvƯing the mysƯtery. Things get dicey after the same owner|s misƯtress is also murƯdered, leavƯing her one-week-old baby withƯout a mother. The Quaker poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier helps Rose by lending words of advice and support. While strugƯgling with being less than the perƯfect Friend, Rose draws on her strengths as a counselor and probƯlem solver to bring two murƯderƯers to justice before they destroy the town|s carriage industry and the people who run it.
Publisher: Woodbury, Minnesota : Midnight Ink, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780738747521
0738747521
Branch Call Number: MF MAXWELL, EDITH
Characteristics: 296 pages ; 21 cm.

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glory54
Aug 25, 2016

I have read other of E. Maxwell's books and found them well written. This book was more difficult loaded as it was with "thees" and "thous". But to my great surprise and dismay, in a book about a Quaker, there is a comment about a lesbian couple and "isn't it nice that they found someone to love". Really? That is what an 1880"s Quaker would believe? And it's relevant to the storyline? Why does a book need to have the above comment in it? So now you can make an informed decision.

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friendmcphail
Aug 18, 2016

Delightful. Great heroine, with an accurate historical background. Want to learn more about Quakers, and enjoy a mystery? This is the book. I am anxiously awaiting the second in the Quaker Midwife series.

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genepy
May 04, 2016

A quick and easy read. The main character Rose is smart , sensible and credible. The religious side ( the story takes place among a Quaker community) and the old fashion style add to the quaint atmosphere of this mystery.
Looking forward the next in the series.

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