book review, historical fiction, history

Review: The Midwife’s Revolt by Jodi Daynard

When I wrote the first two parts of my Am Rev series, one of my main motivators was simply writing a story I wanted to read. I've found that fiction about the American Revolution is surprisingly lacking in volume, so whenever I do find any--especially with women as the central characters--I jump at the chance… Continue reading Review: The Midwife’s Revolt by Jodi Daynard

book review, historical fiction, history

Review: A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812

A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Amazon blurb: Drawing on the diaries of a midwife and healer in eighteenth-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England frontier. I love reading old diaries,… Continue reading Review: A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812