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Called to Justice (A Quaker Midwife Mystery) by [Maxwell, Edith]
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When Hannah Breed confides to midwife Rose Carroll that she’s pregnant out of wedlock, Rose promises to help her through the pregnancy and figure out a way to break the news to her family. But that night, amid the noise and revelry of the Independence Day fireworks, Hannah 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 focusing in on the culprit only to be threatened herself.


"Engaging"—Publishers Weekly

"An intriguing look at life in 19th-century New England, a heroine whose goodness guides all her decisions, and a mystery that surprises."—Kirkus Reviews

"The book is an intelligent, well-researched story with compelling characters and a fast-moving plot. Excellent!"—Suspense Magazine

"Maxwell has given readers a wonderful gift with Called to Justice. It's a riveting historical mystery featuring a refreshingly different kind of heroine, a Quaker midwife who also solves crimes with wit, intelligence, and gentle grace. It's a page turner. It's a fascinating look at nineteenth-century American faith, culture, and small-town life. And best of all, it's the second of what is sure to be a long and beloved series."—William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Cape Cod and The Lincoln Letter

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1708 KB
  • Print Length: 314 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0738750328
  • Publisher: Midnight Ink (8 April 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #353,355 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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My disclaimer due to new Amazon rules: I was gifted a free electronic copy of this book, via Reading Deals. I am not obligated, nor being forced, to post a review – I’m doing it of my own free will as I enjoy reviewing.

On advice from Amazon, and based on their emailed reply I can say – “My review is given voluntarily and the Author/publisher does not require a review in exchange for the book, or attempt to influence my review.”

I would like to thank Midnight Ink for providing me with a free electronic ARC of this book, via Netgalley, in exchange for an open and honest review.

This is the second book in the ‘A Quaker Midwife’ series, and I was lucky enough to get to read the first one, due to a suggestion by the author herself. I enjoyed it so much - you can see my review for ‘Delivering the Truth’ here that I have been hanging out for this the second book.

I found ‘Called to Justice just as good’ as the first book ‘Delivering the truth’. It picks up the life of Rose the Quaker midwife a few months after the first book finishes and, although it does refer to a couple of things from the first book, it could be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone story if desired.

For me it had just that right amount of mystery, historical everyday life and the personal life comings and goings of Rose herself within her home, work and faith. Although not a Quaker myself (for those who haven’t read my other stuff, I’m Pagan and proud) I love learning and hearing of how it is depicted within this series. I am going to trust that Ms Maxwell has researched it well (she says she has and I believe her) and so it is as true to form as can be. It just adds a nice touch of harmony within one’s own faith without overpowering the book with religion… if that makes sense?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Okay, I'm addicted 15 June 2017
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I'm becoming addicted to sharing the adventures of Quaker midwife Rose Carroll in Amesbury, MA. - 19th century carriage manufacturing capital and home of Quaker poet John Greenleaf Whittier, frequently a character in the Quaker Midwife books. An unmarried and inconveniently pregnant young woman is murdered during the a fireworks celebration. Rose Carroll, to whom the victim confided her pregnancy, is pulled into finding answers when a fellow Quaker and ex-slave is accused. Aside from the wonderful historical context - which is obviously well-researched but not heavy-handed - and the well drawn characters, I appreciate the way the author skillfully weaves the story's heavy subjects - unplanned pregnancy, mill girls living on their own for the first time, bigotry - through the narrative. A great read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Called to Justice is a great read. 20 May 2017
By AuroraGB - Published on
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As an Amesbury resident, I have very much enjoyed reading the first 2 books in Edith Maxwell's Quaker midwife series. She has researched the historical facts well and her well-drawn characters take us back to that time in the late 1800s when Amesbury was a booming manufacturing center known as Carriagetown. Her Quaker heroine, Rose Carroll, is lively, intelligent and engaging and I look forward to reading more about her soon. Thoroughly enjoyable!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love the history 9 May 2017
By Deborah M Almada - Published on
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This, the second book in the series was a pleasure to read!!!!! I love the sense of time and history in this series, I love learning more about the Quakers, midwives and what women's live was like in the 1880s. This is all a great backdrop for a good mystery, I love how Rose works so hard for justice for all she comes in contact, while she is brave she is not reckless and her character is believable!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Thrilling Quaker Mystery 3 May 2017
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This was another amazing Quaker Midwife Mystery. I love going with Rose to all of her appointments and reading about some of the troubles when a mother is having a baby also meeting the new babies. I am thrilled the way Rose takes care of her family and also how she pieces events together and doesn't jump to conclusions. I, of course, was glued to the pages till the end. A grand slam for Edith!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Must-Read from Edith Maxwell 20 May 2017
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Another tour de force by Edith Maxwell. CALLED TO JUSTICE is a brilliantly written, historically accurate tale of a Midwife in Amesbury, Massachusetts, in the late 1800's. Although fictional, there are many real historical figures such as John Greenleaf Whittier, noted poet and Quaker, who play ongoing roles in this delightful series.

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