Friday, March 25, 2016

March 25th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

I should be packing because I drive out in the morning to spend Easter Weekend with my family.  But instead, here I am post my Book Beginning and Friday 56 for the week.  (I swear, I don't know where this evening went.  It's like we skipped an hour in there somewhere.)

This week's book is Delivering the Truth by Edith Maxwell.




This is the first in a new series set in 1888 and featuring a Quaker midwife.  I actually finished it this week, and I really enjoyed it.

Here's how the book begins.

Minnie O'Toole screamed again, a long piercing wail.  Her eyes bulged and her round face shone as red as hot coals.  "I'm going to die," she whimpered.

Since I read this as an electronic arc, I'll jump ahead to 56% into the book, where we find this quote:

"Oh, Miss Carroll, what am I to do?  I need to tell detective Donovan.  But what if he arrests my Nellie?"

I am planning to review this book next Friday, so I hope you'll come back then to see my review.  Meanwhile, have a wonderful Easter weekend.

12 comments:

  1. I don't know if this would be my kind of book, but it looks interesting.

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    1. It was a very good historical mystery.

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  2. Not too sure about this one. I look forward to your thoughts on it.

    Have a safe trip:)

    My Friday 56

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    1. I enjoyed it. And thanks for the safe trip wishes.

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  3. Will look forward to the review. I am unsure of the differences between Amish and Quaker and for some reason, thought this was Quaker? Anyway, I am on the request list at the library! Have a good weekend!

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    1. Ack! Can't believe I did that. This is the Quaker Midwife mysteries, and Rose is a Quaker, not Amish. Thanks for mentioning that. I've corrected my post.

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  4. Happy Easter, Mark. Have a nice trip and visit.

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  5. I like historical books and I have yet to read on about a midwife I should change that. Happy Friday.

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  6. I really enjoyed this one. Please check out mine ... http://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewsTATK

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  7. That 56 definitely has me curious! What does she know and why is the detective going to arrest her Nellie? I'm not sure I've ever read a book about a Quaker midwife before so this sounds interesting.

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  8. Different than what I normally see you read. Looks good though. :-)
    Happy Easter weekend!

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