Book Feature - Charity's Burden by Edith Maxwell
HBL Note: I love getting book recommendations from authors I’ve read and interviewed. Rhys Bowen described Charity’s Burden by Edith Maxwell as, “a terrific historical read.” Charity’s Burden is the latest novel in Edith’s historical Quaker Midwife Mysteries. A friend of mine is big into dressing up in historic costume, so I loved hearing that Edith Maxwell dressed up in 1880s traditional Quaker attire when she first launched the Quaker Midwife Mysteries and gave tours of the locations mentioned in her first novel. Scroll down to read more about the book.
From the publisher:
The winter of 1889 is harsh in Amesbury, Massachusetts, but it doesn't stop Quaker midwife Rose Carroll from making the rounds to her pregnant and postpartum mothers. When Charity Skells dies from an apparent early miscarriage, Rose wonders about the symptoms that don't match the stated cause of death. She learns that Charity's husband may be up to no good with a young woman whose mother appears to offer prohibited medical procedures. A disgraced physician in town does the same, while Charity's cousin seems to have a nefarious agenda of his own. With several suspects emerging, each with their own possible motives, Rose and police detective Kevin Donovan race against time to solve the case before another innocent life is lost.