Sunday, April 8, 2018
Turning the Tide by Edith Maxwell
"An intriguing look at life in 19th-century New England, a heroine whose goodness guides all her decisions, and a mystery that surprises."--Kirkus Reviews
A suffragist is murdered in Rose Carroll's Massachusetts town
Excitement runs high during presidential election week in 1888. The Woman Suffrage Association plans a demonstration and movement leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton comes to town to rally the troops, one of whom is Quaker midwife Rose Carroll. But the next morning, Rose finds the dead body of the group's local organizer.
Rose can't help wanting to know who committed the murder, and she quickly discovers several people who have motives. The victim had planned to leave her controlling husband, and a promotion had cost her male colleague his job. She'd also recently spurned a fellow suffragist's affections. After Rose's own life is threatened, identifying the killer takes on a personal sense of urgency.
About The Author
e careful the author has brought our midwife Quaker Rose back, and unfortunately bodies seem to follow her too. We are in the 1880’s Massachusetts, and we are at historical meetings and suffragette demonstrations with some famous people.
I loved reading about how hard these women fought to get the vote, and how some men were so against it, really makes you think, and also what a lot take for granted.
We go to the deliveries of new babies, and wonder if Rose and
David will be able to go ahead and have their wedding, forces sure do seem to be against them. One good thing, it does look like there may be another book to answer some of these questions, and that makes me happy!
I enjoyed this story, and wasn’t sure of the who done it until the very end.
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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