Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Turning the Tide by Edith Maxwell

October 18, 2017 2017, Can't Wait Wednesday 2

I used to take part in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. I’ve decided to begin participating again, but with Can’t-Wait Wednesday hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings since the Breaking the Spine blog is no longer active.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that aren’t released yet. I love finding out about books which will publish in future months and I like to share my excitement about the books. I also like to find out about new books on other people’s blogs and hope they’ll sometimes find something to look forward to on my blog.

I’m looking forward to . . .

Turning the Tide by Edith Maxwell

Series: Quaker Midwife Mystery #3

Published by Midnight Ink

Publishing date: April 8, 2018

Genre: Historical Mystery

288 pages

Synopsis: A suffragist is murdered in Quaker midwife 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. When Quaker midwife Rose Carroll finds the body of the group’s local organizer the next morning, she can’t help but wonder who could have committed the murder.

Rose quickly discovers several people who have motives. The victim had planned to leave her controlling husband, and a recent promotion had cost a male colleague his job. She had 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.

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I really enjoyed the first book in this series–Delivering the Truth–about Rose who is a Quaker midwife. I enjoyed the mystery in the book as well as Rose’s work as a midwife. Reading about the Quaker religion was also interesting since some of my ancestors who came to the U.S. in the 1700’s were Quakers.

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