Taken Too Soon

by Edith Maxwell

Paperback, 2020



Call number

A MAX v6


www.beyondthepagepub.com: Beyond the Page Publishing, 2020.

User reviews

LibraryThing member alekee
As this book opens our beloved Rose is finally married to David and we are enjoying the reception. Yes, David's mother is here and we meet more of his family, a brother.
Of course, being with Rose you know a body will appear, and sadly this time it is family. So we journey with this new, finally married, couple down to the coast. Falmouth Massachusetts, and are honeymooning and now helping solve the murder of her sixteen year old cousin.
We meet new Friends, member's of her Aunt's church, and all the while we are wondering whom is responsible. A sweet sharing midwife and her family, whom are Indians, a wayward brother and burlesque, an older Quaker, a former girlfriend and liar, the list grows and there are more, but a young woman lies dead, and we are with Rose to find the culprit!
I have enjoyed this series of books, and this one is no exception.

I received this book through Net Galley and Beyond the Page Publishers, and was not required to give a positive review
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LibraryThing member Cheryl.Russell
It’s Quaker midwife Rose Carroll and David Dodge’s wedding day. The book opens with the couple greeting guests after the ceremony. David’s father, Herbert, is happy at the match, but David’s mother, Clarinda, not so much. Rose confides to the reader “Clarinda had thrown every obstacle she could onto the path of David’s marrying me.” Clarinda’s expectation is Rose will give up her “silly hobby” and conduct herself as a proper married woman, but it is an expectation David quickly shoots down. In his reply he makes it clear Rose will continue to work as a midwife as she is “fully capable of being both a wife” and a professional midwife. Rose and David’s relationship is countercultural in 1889 and testing of their union comes quickly.

At the reception, David’s long-estranged brother Herbert Currier Dodge, known as Currie, makes an appearance. Up until now, Rose had no idea David had a brother, and is a bit unsettled David has kept this information from her until now. The real conflict lies between Currie and Clarinda and into this tense encounter a telegram arrives for Rose’s father Allan Burroughs Carroll from his sister Miss Drusilla Carroll, Rose’s Aunt Dru. The telegram is urgent and requests Rose’s presence immediately. Frannie Isley, a ward of Rose’s Aunt Tilly, has been murdered. Tilly and Dru are elderly spinsters and live together in West Falmouth located on Cape Cod. Dru requests Rose’s presence right away because, in addition to being a talented midwife, Rose is also an amateur sleuth.

Instead of starting a honeymoon, Rose and David head to West Falmouth to be with Rose’s aunts and to solve a murder. Frannie’s murder exposes long-held secrets that demand resolutions with the power to heal or destroy.

Recommendation for this book

Read it. The historical detail immerses the reader into the Quaker way of life in the late 1880s. The mystery will keep you guessing.

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A MAX v6


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