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On a dark night in 1775, Lizzie Boylston is awakened by the sound of cannons. From a hill south of Boston, she watches as fires burn in Charlestown, in a battle that she soon discovers has claimed her husband's life.
Alone in a new town, Lizzie grieves privately but takes comfort in her deepening friendship with Abigail Adams. Soon, word spreads of Lizzie's extraordinary midwifery and healing skills, and she begins to channel her grief into caring for those who need her. But when two traveling patriots are poisoned, Lizzie finds herself with far more complicated matters on her hands - she suspects a political plot intended to harm Abigail and her family. Determined to uncover the truth, Lizzie becomes entangled in a conspiracy that could not only destroy her livelihood - and her chance at finding love again - but also lead to the downfall of a new nation.
©2015 Jodi Daynard (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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By Angela on 11-20-15

Bravo

I DO NOT LISTEN TO HISTORICAL NOVELS. Well now that we got that out the way. I listen to my books while I clean horse stalls, and do my chores at the barn, and also while I am driving. On rare occasions I come across a book that is sooo well written and narrated that I will stop what I am doing and just listen to the beauty of the construction of words to build a story, and the final touch of excellent narration. Of my audible library of just under 700 books this story moves into the top 10. This story is told in the narrative view of a widowed midwife in the late 1700, it includes the Adams, Quincy's, and of course GW. BTW Julia Whelan is fabulous...Get it NOW

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By Carmen Moore on 06-23-15

Seemed true to the thoughts of the revolutionary war

The story held my attention well, although a little slow at times, it reflects what I would imagine the pace of life at those times. The inner strength of the main characters and the close human bonds that they developed were inspiring and an indication of how the harsh living conditions were tolerated.

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By Lizzie on 09-15-16

Enjoyable

I enjoyed this book - the descriptions of the time are great and the performance is fab. You do really get to know the characters and the author's note at the end separating fact from fiction was great. A couple of times I felt there were some literary techniques used for the sake of them, and a few times the author seemed to give the game away by revealing something incidentally and then going back to explain it, which I found could then make things feel a bit predictable even when they weren't. But overall it was good and I'd recommend it :)

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By Rochelle Byers on 01-08-17

excellent story great naration

Excellent story great naration.
i loved this book from beginning to end. definitely worth a read.

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