Think Positive!


The second in this historical Quaker Midwife series. It is set in a New England factory town in 1888 depicting life in the area. Historical details, the Quaker faith, and birthing details are accurate. The birthing data may bothersome. I have not read the first but I had no trouble understanding the narrative. Rose Carroll is attending the July 4th celebration when an unmarried Quaker, Hannah informs her that she is pregnant. She refuses to name the father saying they cannot marry. That evening during the fireworks display, Hannah is shot. Before a former slave and Quaker is arrested for the murder Rose feels he is not guilty and begins to search for a different answer. Rose has plenty to keep her busy. She is chaperoning her niece, Faith, attending several births, and continuing her affair with Dr. David Dodge. The ending will surprise you. I recommend this book.

Disclosure: I received a free copy from Midnight Ink through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.

About bettylouise31 Member of NetGalley and Edelweiss Senior Citizen and been reading and sharing my thoughts on books most of my life. I read for my pleasure. I have been married for over 65 years. We had a Bengal Cat, Kato who has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Interests include reading, dogs, cats, gardening, knitting, crocheting. I have a strong interest in North American native plants. A word on my reviews. I am writing very few. Books reviews are from my public library, brought, many from Netgalley, a few from Edelweiss, occasionally from an author or from friends. The opinions are my own. I represent no publisher, author, or another source​. My reviews can be found on. Tumblr, Goodreads, Google+, and Twitter. I have no Facebook account. Thanks for reading my blog.
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6 Responses to CALLED TO JUSTICE By Edith Maxwell

  1. bmary8222 says:

    Happy to read your review.

  2. lghiggins says:

    I know you have enjoyed this series. I just added it to my list of books I want to read. It sounds like a good series. I don’t know much about the Quakers in New England during that time frame.

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