Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Midwife's Revolt: A fictional time machine to early America

3DCoverWelcome to the the review tour for The Midwife's Revolt
 by Jodi Daynard.
“A charming, unexpected, and decidedly different view of the Revolutionary War.” Publishers Weekly
Book Description: The Midwife’s Revolt takes the reader on a journey to the founding days of America. It follows one woman’s path, Lizzie Boylston, from her grieving days of widowhood after Bunker Hill, to her deepening friendship with Abigail Adams and midwifery, and finally to her dangerous work as a spy for the Cause. A novel rich in historical detail, The Midwife’s Revolt opens a window onto the real lives of colonial women. Jodi Daynard’s historical fiction The Midwife’s Revolt has eared a 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon and praise from libraries, historical associations and is even featured at The Museum of the American Revolution.
“This humorous, exciting and touching story retells the familiar saga of the Revolutionary War in a stunning new way that feels fresh and alive.” Kirkus Reviews

The Midwife's Revolt is a fictional time machine. Jodi Daynard takes you on a journey in time to the beginnings of our nation through the eyes of her fictional character Lizzie Boylston. The reader is drawn in to colonial wife and the life of this fascinating woman and her path from widow to midwife to a revolutionary heroine. I thoroughly enjoyed every page and the rich writing made me feel emerged in the early days of the United States of America with a blending of fiction with history. This book would be a fine edition to any collection of historic fiction. Gladiator's Pen gives a thumbs up to this well written and intriguing tale.

About the Author
book cover head: Jodi Daynard is a writer of fiction, essays, and criticism. Her work has appeared in numerous periodicals, including The New York Times Book Review, The Village Voice, The Paris Review, Agni, New England Review and in several anthologies. She is the author of The Place Within: Portraits of the American Landscape by 20 Contemporary Writers (W. W. Norton). Ms. Daynard’s essays have been nominated for several prizes and mentioned in Best American Essays. She has taught writing at Harvard University, M.I.T., and in the MFA program at Emerson College, and served for seven years as Fiction Editor at Boston Review. She is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, The National Women’s Book Association, and the Author’s Guild. The Midwife’s Revolt is her first novel. Prizes! And now for the best part, the prizes! Because who doesn't love awesome book themed gifts? Jodi is offering A Kindle Fire to one reader as well as a Artemis Cameo Necklace, an American Flag Folk Art and a $25 Amazon Gift Card. All you have to do is leave a comment and enter the rafflecopter! Of course, there are plenty of other ways to enter to win just by helping spread the word about The Midwife's Revolt. a Rafflecopter giveaway The Tour: Follow along and read more reviews of The Midwife's Revolt. You can see the full list of participating reviews HERE.

1 comment:

Marie Borthwick said...

Isn't it fun when a book just transports you to another time so effortlessly?

Thank you for your honest and thoughtful review, it is much appreciated :D

~Marie Borthwick, Novel Publicity