Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Bertie Winslow on Judgment #GIVEAWAY

By Bertie Winslow from Edith Maxwell's Quaker Midwife Mysteries. Read down for a special prize.

Greetings from Amesbury, Massachusetts, on a warm summer day! Those of you who know midwife Rose Carroll probably also know I am her fast friend and supporter. This time around, it seems she had a need to support me.

I normally go about my business as postmistress of our fair mill and factory town and mind my own business. Yes, I ride my horse Grover astride - not sidesaddle - a beast I named after our recently unseated President Cleveland. Being a woman in a position of municipal power has earned me some glares, as does riding my horse in an unconventional manner.

But most shocking to many is that I live unmarried with my chosen love. She just happens to be a woman, lawyer Sophie Ribeiro. While some scorn us, I'm proud to say Quaker Rose accepts our unofficial marriage fully. Unfortunately, one of my most fervent public detractors was murdered of late. To my astonishment, and to Rose's, I was accused of the crime.

You can bet we went to work solving it, much aided by Rose's blind pregnant client, the brilliant Jeanette Papka. And you can read all about it in Judge Thee Not - it comes out a week from today.

Meanwhile, our author would like to send one of you a special gift package - a Wicked Authors bag, an author apron, and bookmarks. To enter, all you have to do is, well, comment about anything: your experiences with midwives, with the post office, with aprons, or what your favorite Rose book is to date. You can ask her questions, too. Good luck! (Oh, and Edith would like you to remember that preordering truly assists the author.) We hope you love the new book.


Maddie Day creates the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. As Edith Maxwell, this Macavity- and Agatha-nominated author writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries, the Local Foods Mysteries, and award-winning short crime fiction.

Maxwell lives north of Boston with her beau and two cats, and blogs here and with the other Wicked Authors. You can find her on Facebook, twitter, Instagram, and at her web site, edithmaxwell.com.

20 comments:

  1. I like the cover. I do not have any aprons and would sure enjoy one.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. Debby, random.org picked you - congratulations! I still have your address from another giveaway, so expect the package one of these days, and thanks for entering.

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  2. Lovely cover and my mother wore aprons all the time and I am too!

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  3. How can you pick a favorite Rose book? It's like saying which child is your best. Each and every one of them has been special in their own way. I've read, reread and shared every one. Can't wait for the opportunity to read "Judge Thee Not".

    Aprons make me think of my Granny who always wore them. She even made me some for when I was very little - which I still have. We would "work" in the kitchen wearing them preparing for our tea parties. Such fond memories!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  4. I love this series and try to wait patiently for each new one to come out. My husband's cousin in a midwife and enjoys being involved with the mother and child in all phases of pregnancy. Unfortunately she is in Texas and I was in Ohio when I was pregnant or I would loved to have had her during my pregnancies. Keep them coming Ms. Maxwell. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. Your series is unique and memorable. I grew up seeing my grandmother and mother wearing aprons everyday. My grandmother who lived with us for 7 years wore aprons daily since she lived in the kitchen, cooking, baking and serving. That was her expertise and my mother helped out. Aprons were the norm then and smart too since they were decorative and pretty but also practical. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. The series is special. I look forward to every book. When I was young and I visited my grandmother every Saturday for lunch she and my aunt wore aprons since they were the cooks, but I noticed that all of the women of that era wore aprons, even my mother. I realized now that no one wears them anymore. When I see an apron that reminds me of that time when I grew up and I was surrounded by family I miss those days. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. This is a new series to me. I remember my Grandmother and my Mom always wearing an apron and I should probably wear one because I'm a messy cook.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. My cousin lives in a very small town in Indiana. The woman who runs/works at the post office also owns the pizza place. They have the best pizza.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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  9. I love aprons! Legallyblonde1961 at yahoo dot com

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  10. Aprons are so fun. I have several for all occasions. Have read other good books by this author but not this series. Will have to start.
    kozo8989@hotmail.com

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  11. I admire Rose's loyalty and her ability to stay calm and loving . . . MOST of the time. <3

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  12. I can't wait to read this series, although I've never had any interactions with a midwife - love the other books of yours I've read - trwilliams69(at)msn(dot)com

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  13. I know a few midwives but in a friendly manner, not medical. I love the premise of this series. Thanks for the chance. ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  14. I have my grandmother's white apron! Great keepsake! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. My mother always wear an apron around the house.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  16. Random.org picked number 1, so Debby is our winner - congratulations! Thanks to everyone for entering, and I hope you love Judge Thee Not.

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  17. Looking forward to reading the newest book!

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  18. I love aprons. My favorite was one I sewed in high school. It was turquoise gingham with a finger towel in the apron tie in front and a large pocket.

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  19. I don't know anything about midwives or the workings of the post office. Sounds like an interesting book, looking forward to reading it.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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