Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
Published: September 8, 2020
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
My Review: I admit I have not made a point to read many historical cozy mysteries like I do historical fiction. I accidentally found this series not long ago and have fallen in love with Rose. Her tenacity is admirable.
I keep saying I need to back and read the ones I have missed and have yet to do that. I’m very interested to see how Rose started out.
Taken Too Soon has quite a bit of romance but one would expect that with Rose getting married. I am excited to see how the marriage progresses.
Reader beware it is written with a lot of “thee” and “thou” but once you get used to it you don’t notice the antiquated way of speaking. I appreciate the author in keeping with the time period. It makes the story real.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed in the above review are entirely my own.
NetGalley: A new book in the Agatha Award-winning series by Edith Maxwell!
Quaker midwife Rose Carroll must turn her investigative skills on her own family when a young woman’s murder stuns a New England community . . .
Following a long betrothal, midwife Rose Carroll and her beloved David are finally celebrating their marriage with friends and relatives, when a most disturbing telegram interrupts the festivities: the young ward of Rose’s aunt has suffered a mysterious death, and Rose’s help is needed urgently on Cape Cod. Reluctantly agreeing to mix her honeymoon plans with murder, Rose embarks on an investigation that will expose family secrets and a community’s bigotry.
As Rose does her best to comfort her aunt in her loss and also learn as much as possible about the poor young victim’s death, she discovers that each new clue points to a confounding list of suspects: a close friend of the victim who may have harbored secret resentments, an estranged brother of David’s with an unsavory reputation, and the son of a Native American midwife who supposedly led the young woman astray. And as Rose grows closer to identifying the perpetrator, the solution will rattle her assumptions about her own family and faith . . .