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Monday, April 17, 2017

Called to Justice (Quaker Midwife Mystery #2) by Edith Maxwell






When Hannah Breed confides to midwife Rose Carroll that she’s pregnant out of wedlock, Rose promises to help her through the pregnancy and figure out a way to break the news to her family. But that night, amid the noise and revelry of the Independence Day fireworks, Hannah is found shot dead.

After a former slave and fellow Quaker is accused of the murder, Rose delves into the crime, convinced of the man’s innocence. An ill-mannered mill manager, an Irish immigrant, and the victim’s young boyfriend come under suspicion even as Rose’s future with her handsome doctor suitor becomes unsure. Rose continues to deliver babies and listen to secrets, finally focusing in on the culprit only to be threatened herself.


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About The Author



Edith Maxwell is an Agatha-nominated and national bestselling mystery author who writes the historical Quaker Midwife Mysteries. DELIVERING THE TRUTH, featuring a Quaker midwife sleuth in 1888, released in 2016 and is nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Historical Mystery. Her story, "The Mayor and the Midwife," is the second Rose Carroll story to be nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Short Story. CALLED TO JUSTICE releases in 2017.

Maxwell also writes the Local Foods Foods Mysteries. MULCH ADO ABOUT MURDER releases in 2017. Edith once owned and operated the smallest certified-organic farm in Essex County, Massachusetts.  



My Review




We are back with Rose in an 1880’s Quaker Village of Amesbury, MA, and she is still the midwife, and David is still in the picture.
We meet injustice face on when a man of color is accused of murder, but who did commit the crime. Rose is sure that this gentle man did not, but a young mill girl is murdered at the Fourth of July Celebration, and she has just let Rose in on a secret.
The author does a great job of making me believe I’m am attending the deliveries, riding a horse to the beach, or just going about my daily life. While we go about everyday life, we are also tuning into what is going on and who the real murderer is, and you are going to change from one culprit to another, and then back again, but will you be right?
Another great look into American history in old New England, with a big of suspense and mystery added in.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Midnight Ink, and was not required to give a positive review.

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