Ms. Brown Recommends Reading “The Midwife’s Revolt” by Jodi Daynard

Ms. Brown Recommends Reading

According to Ms. Brown, it is a historical fiction novel that follows the life of a midwife during the American Revolution. A woman trained in midwifery marries and enters a parish. It takes her some time to gain the trust of her neighbors as many think her to be a witch. She tells readers of her tales in the parish, aiding the revolution, and befriending John Adams’ wife. Ms. Brown’s favorite part of the book is the open-minded nature of the characters especially to that of an interracial couple, even at a time when that was taboo. Ms. Brown recommends this book to anyone that likes historical fiction.


More about “The Midwife’s Revolt” from Goodreads:

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.