finished reading

I love historical fiction set during the American Revolutionary period. This book didn't disappoint. The home life and struggles were richly depicted. It was a little slow in the middle, but picked up in action again and kept me interested.

From the publisher:
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.


Paula said...

Sounds like an interesting read

The Gal Herself said...

Abigail Adams is one of my favorite First Ladies. I may add this to my ever-growing TBR list.