This was one of the best books my husband and I read in a long while. The novel takes place during the time of the American Revolution and seems very believable with many supporting facts.
The main character is a midwife who when first coming to this small town was not readily welcomed but, gains much acceptance after helping so many women bring their babes into the world.
The time this novel is set in is filled with much sacrifice. Lowering their standard for needs and wants is something all must do in this small town. How the midwife coped and managed to survive her difficult circumstances is a great story in its own right but, the book is so much more. When and how she became involved in the cause of her day is a delightful tale. This really is a powerful story.
The Midwife’s Revolt involved a few more famous characters such as John and Abigail Adams as her neighbors and special friends. The time period is full of spies and espionage and the twists and turns keep you guessing.
We felt this historical novel was very well researched as it seemed so credible in all its parts.
I highly recommend this book.