I am participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to in the next few months.
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by Edith Maxwell
Series: Quaker Midwife Mystery #2
Genre: Historical Mystery
Publication date: April 8
Synopsis: Quaker midwife Rose Carroll is enjoying the 1888 Independence Day evening fireworks with her beau when a teenaged Quaker mill girl 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 figuring out one criminal—only to be threatened by the murderer, with three lives at stake. Can she rescue herself, a baby, and her elderly midwifery teacher in time?
The reasons this book appeals to me:
- I haven’t read the first book, but hope to before this book comes out.
- Reading a historical mystery about a Quaker midwife sounds interesting.
- I like the cover!
What about you–have you read the first book in the series?