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D midwifery and finally to her dangerous work as a spy for the Cause Much has been written about our founding men But I found this book boring I should have uit but I just kept listening I am uite intrigued by midwives especially during this time period There was not very many details about midwives unfortunately Everything in the book seem to turn out perfect including every birth Something I didn t think was as common during those days Anyway probably wouldn t recommend it

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The Midwife's Revolt

The Midwife’s Revolt takes the reader on a journey to the founding days of America It follows one woman’s path Li Through the characters of Lizzie Boylston and her good friend Abigal Adams and a cast of real as well as other fictitious characters the time and places around Boston come to life during the Revolutionary War It s about some very strong women friendships love some espionage thrown in that makes for an intriguing story In her notes at the end Daynard describes how she sought through her meticulous research to provide historical accuracy and she also tells us alas that Lizzie Boylston is her own creation It would have been nice to know that Abigal Adams had such a friend as Lizzie It s well written and a thoroughly enjoyable read Thanks to Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley

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Zzie Boylston from her grieving days of widowhood after Bunker Hill to her deepening friendship with Abigail Adams an The seamless integration of historical events and people of interest in the early years of the American Revolution and the strikingly detailed and portrayed fictional character of Lizzie Boylston in the writer s well written prose made this book a joy to read and very difficult to put down Lizzie is a uniue character and not just for 17th century New England Her strength courage and plain spoken manner as well as her take charge attitude feel wholly and completely modern her willingness to flout convention and place herself in great danger to protect her friends and satisfy her own curiosity were refreshing if nail biting to read Particularly effective is the life long friendship with Abagail Adams and the friendship and support the two shared through the years In the cleverly portrayed relationship we see the strength of these two women and readers will find many correlations to concerns of a modern day This is one of those books that has you wishing all history courses were presented in this form giving a real sense of the trials and challenges faced by the people of the timeFiction can open new vistas and provide a new level of understanding of a situation whether done wholly from the author s imagination or utilizing real facts and historical references to enhance the story in which their character is starring Jodi Daynard managed to both enhance Lizzie s story with fact but enhance fact with this story of Lizzie I received an eBook from the publisher via NetGalley I was not compensated for this review all conclusions are my own responsibility Her Small-Town Hero years of the American Revolution and the strikingly detailed and portrayed fictional character of Lizzie Boylston in the writer s well written prose made this book a joy to read and very difficult to put down Lizzie is a uniue character and not just for 17th century New England Her strength courage and plain spoken manner as well as her take charge attitude feel wholly and completely modern her willingness to flout convention and place herself in great danger to protect her friends and satisfy her own curiosity were refreshing if nail biting to read Particularly effective is the life long friendship with Abagail Adams and the friendship and support the two shared through the Red Tail (Travis Trilogy years In the cleverly portrayed relationship we see the strength of these two women and readers will find many correlations to concerns of a modern day This is one of those books that has Promises in Tumble Creek you wishing all history courses were presented in this form giving a real sense of the trials and challenges faced by the people of the timeFiction can open new vistas and provide a new level of understanding of a situation whether done wholly from the author s imagination or utilizing real facts and historical references to enhance the story in which their character is starring Jodi Daynard managed to both enhance Lizzie s story with fact but enhance fact with this story of Lizzie I received an eBook from the publisher via NetGalley I was not compensated for this review all conclusions are my own responsibility


10 thoughts on “The Midwife's Revolt

  1. says:

    If you love historical fiction do yourself a favor and read this bookLizzie Boylston the main character is a midwife and holistic healer in Braintree Massachusetts right outside of Boston in the 1770s Her character is fictional but others such as John and Abigail Adams are of course real Lizzie was born into a

  2. says:

    Through the characters of Lizzie Boylston and her good friend Abigal Adams and a cast of real as well as other fi

  3. says:

    Read on the WondrousBooks blog First and foremost I would like to say how impressed I am by all the research Ms Daynard did writing this book I read the Author's Note at the end and I realized that she really worked hard to get all o

  4. says:

    One of the reasons why I enjoy reading books about the midwives of the past is because they operated outside of the conventional no

  5. says:

    The seamless integration of historical events and people of interest in the early years of the American Revolution and the strikingly detailed and portrayed fictional character of Lizzie Boylston in the writer’s well written prose made this book a joy to read and very difficult to put down Lizzie is a uniue character

  6. says:

    The idea for this book is ripe with promise a historical novel set in the War for Independence narrated from the POV of Abigail Adam's best friend Add in a dash of murder mystery and it seems like it should be a real winnerAs it turns out however this book is badly in need of a developmental editor I respect the author and the work she put in but this version just wasn't ready without some serious cleaning upIn

  7. says:

    Widowed when her young husband is killed in battle in Charlestown Lizzie Boylston makes use of her skills as a midwife and farmer to

  8. says:

    Gripping story about midwives during the American Revolution I was so engrossed in this book I didn't even notice that I closed the book in a matter of 45 hours It was truly a riviting story

  9. says:

    I found this book boring I should have uit but I just kept listening I am uite intrigued by midwives especially during this time period There was not very many details about midwives unfortunately Everything in the book seem to turn out perfect including every birth Something I didn't think was as common during those days

  10. says:

    This book was easy easy readable It's approach to the patriot cause from the Boyleston's view clear cut It's a simple matter of for or against in this book That's a huge part of my problem with this telling as in that era