Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Meet Rose Carroll!

4 February:- Mama Cat is the winner of the giveaway. Thanks so much to the rest of you for your interest and lovely comments!

NEWS FLASH: Edith Maxwell's short story, "A Questionable Death," (read it here) has been nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Short Story! The story features Rose Carroll and the 1888 setting of the Quaker Midwife Mysteries. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming:

Greetings, dear reader. My author asked if I would introduce myself to thee and of course I acquiesced.

My name is Rose Carroll. I am twenty-four, which is getting along for a single lady in 1888, and I am a midwife and a businesswoman. I bicycle about our bustling mill town of Amesbury, delivering babies and guiding the health of pregnant ladies.

A number of factories in our town here in the northeastern corner of Massachusetts also manufacture graceful and sturdy carriages which have gained international renown. Or did until a terrible case of arson burned down many of the factories just last spring. After that I discovered I am rather adept solving crimes, too.

Mind you, I had no intention of acting the amateur detective. I am a forthright type by nature, though, and when a murderer had the gall to do the deed with my very own knitting needle, I felt called to assist the police with their investigation. Detective Kevin Donovan can't very well go sticking his nose into a laboring woman's bedchamber now, can he? The secrets women tell during their confinements!

Photograph of Amesbury Friends Meetinghouse
by Kathleen Wooten, used with permission.

Thee might already have understood by the manner of my speech that I am a member of the Religious Society of Friends. I struggle a bit with the patience required for discernment, the prayerful waiting we practice in order to understand the way God wishes us to go. But I am a firm believer in the values of simplicity, equality, integrity, and peaceful ways that my faith espouses.


I'll tell thee a secret, too. I'm not entirely single, having a handsome and open-minded beau in the person of David Dodge of Newburyport.


If I'm not too bold to say so, thee can learn more about me and my life from my author's first book about me, Delivering the Truth. Edith says she will give away an advance copy to one interested commenter here today! If thee doesn't happen to win, she has also a giveaway going until Second Month twentieth day (what thee might call February twentieth) on Goodreads, whatever that might be. The book will be released into the hands of the reading public on Fourth Month eighth day.

I wish thee good health.

In peace,

Rose

Delivering the Truth releases April 8 from Midnight Ink. 

Amazon-bestselling and Agatha-nominated author Edith Maxwell (aka Maddie Day and Tace Baker) writes four mystery series, as well as award-winning short stories. Maxwell lives in an antique house north of Boston with her beau and three cats. She blogs every weekday with the other Wicked Cozy Authors (wickedcozyauthors.com). You can also find her at www.edithmaxwell.com, @edithmaxwell, on Pinterest, and atwww.facebook.com/EdithMaxwellAuthor.

60 comments:

  1. This was a lovely introduction to Rose's upright and strong personality, complete with insight into her husband's character. Very much looking forward to reading this one, Edith.

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  2. Thanks, Reine! No husband...yet. ;^)

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  3. Cannot wait yo read about Rose after she has so ably introduced herself to curious readers. Beth

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  4. Welcome, Rose, to the world of beloved fictional characters. I have no doubt thee will soon have a following.

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  5. Dear Rose Carroll, I love the title of the book your confidant Edith Maxwell used to tell your story, Delivering the Truth. We certainly need more of that, don't we? I wish you well on your journey into the homes of readers eager to hear what you have to say. I'm looking forward to reading your adventures. I do love a good mystery!

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  6. These books will be a must read for me as I had a cousin named Rose Carroll.
    Becky Prazak
    rjprazak6@gmail.com

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  7. These books look amazing, Thanks for the chance. Linda May lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  8. I am looking forward to what promises to be an exciting read. Not quite single, has a beau. Does that mean they are engaged. If so. When is the happy event. Thank you Killer Characters for having Rose introduce herself and her author. Am really looking forward to getting to know them better
    Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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    1. Thanks, Della. You'll have to read the book to find out!

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  9. Thanks for this captivating and intriguing giveaway which interests me greatly. A wonderful feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. This novel would be enthralling and sounds fascinating. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. This book sounds like something for me! Rachel Lepree rlepree(at)musfiber(dot)com

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  12. I have been looking forward to beginning to get to know Rose.

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  14. Having met Rose in her short story, I am looking forward to having her around longer.

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    1. That thee will! It's at least a three-book contract. ;^)

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  15. Ok. I have written and lost 2 winning comments trying to post them. Clever intro to this book series but the artwork on the cover is exceptionally good & that is what always makes me buy a book. Will look into the other book series that you write as well. Not sure how I have missed you. Tell the artist - beautiful work. pm.

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    1. Thank you so much! I also LOVE the cover. It was all the doing of the publisher, Midnight Ink. Will pass along your compliments.

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  16. I am really looking forward to reading this! Have kept it on my Kindle wishlist since first hearing about it. The cover is great, reminds me of the aprons and medical bag from Dr. Quinn show. Love this time period of our history. Congrats, and thanks for the chance to win! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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    1. Thanks, Jeanie! I used to watch Dr. Quinn with my sons every week.

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  17. Midwives were a staple item in lives many generations ago and it is great to see the practice is coming back. Sometimes as women are giving birth it is more relaxing and natural to deliver in familiar surroundings. Thank you Edith for focusing your book on this profession. I am certainly including it on my want to read list. robeader53@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Robin! Completely agree about midwives. I had midwives for both my sons nearly thirty years ago.

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  18. I think Rose sounds like a very interesting person. I'd love to win a historical mystery with her in it.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  19. It was a delight to meet Rose! I would love to win a copy of Delivering The Truth, however to be on the safe side I have put it on my TBR list. Thanks and good luck to all.

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  20. Delightful.
    I attended meeting while at college and shared the time with Euell Gibbons.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  21. It was good to meet you, Rose! I will have to look for more about you!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  22. It was so nice of you to introduce yourself Rose. I can not want to learn more about you.

    utaker555@gmail.com

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  23. Sounds like a very interesting read. Would really enjoy reading.
    diannekc8@gmail.com

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  24. Looking forward to reading more about Rose. On to Fourth month!! Thanks for the chance to win.
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Very interesting theme. I love the period of time and the culture represented. I'm in! kat8762@aol.com

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  26. I was looking forward to reading Delivering the Truth and now I really cannot wait. Delivering the Truth looks like it will be a delight to read. Thank you for a chance to win! Good luck with the release. Doodlesink@hotmail.com

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  27. This is a fun site! Congratulations!

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  28. I read the short story in Kings River Life and decided that this was a series I wanted to read after all. I enjoy the author's other series very much and have to add this also. Rose sounds like a woman ahead of her time. Thank you for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  29. Been waiting to meet you for a long time,Rose. After reading a short about you I think there is a lot more stories I want to hear.RUTH NIXON ruthenixon@sbcglobal.net

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  30. News Flash - Mama Cat is the winner of the giveaway! Thanks so much to the rest of you for your interest and lovely comments!

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