Welcome to the next stop on the review tour for The Midwife’s Revolt by Jodi Daynard.
“A charming, unexpected, and decidedly different view of the Revolutionary War.”Publishers Weekly

Book Description:  

The Midwife’s Revolt takes the reader on a journey to the founding days of America. It follows one woman’s path, Lizzie Boylston, from her grieving days of widowhood after Bunker Hill, to her deepening friendship with Abigail Adams and midwifery, and finally to her dangerous work as a spy for the Cause. A novel rich in historical detail, The Midwife’s Revolt opens a window onto the real lives of colonial women. Jodi Daynard’s historical fiction The Midwife’s Revolt has eared a 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon and praise from libraries, historical associations and is even featured at The Museum of the American Revolution.
“This humorous, exciting and touching story retells the familiar saga of the Revolutionary War in a stunning new way that feels fresh and alive.”Kirkus Reviews

About the Author: 

book cover head Jodi Daynard is a writer of fiction, essays, and criticism. Her work has appeared in numerous periodicals, including The New York Times Book Review, The Village Voice, The Paris Review, Agni, New England Review and in several anthologies. She is the author of The Place Within: Portraits of the American Landscape by 20 Contemporary Writers (W. W. Norton). Ms. Daynard’s essays have been nominated for several prizes and mentioned in Best American Essays. She has taught writing at Harvard University, M.I.T., and in the MFA program at Emerson College, and served for seven years as Fiction Editor at Boston Review. She is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, The National Women’s Book Association, and the Author’s Guild. The Midwife’s Revolt is her first novel.  
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Reader review . . . 

Young Lizzie Boylston became a widow at Bunker Hill.  She is comforted by her relative and neighbor, Abigail Adams, and returned to her work as a midwife in the community of Braintree. As the Revolutionary War continues, she aids the Cause with her work as a spy.  

The Midwife’s Revolt is a fascinating look at the Revolutionary War from the perspective of the women who stayed at home.  The women are as strong in their way as the patriots who were fighting on the battlefield and with the pen.  Abigail Adams is exceptionally portrayed as the courageous wife of our second President.  For anyone who enjoys quality historical fiction, especially that of early America or those featuring strong female characters, this is a must read.

5 stars

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Novel Publicity book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  



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  1. jodi daynard

    Thank you for reviewing my novel. I thought you would be interested in following me on my Facebook author page, especially since I have just posted a photo of Lizzie’s “Spoils of War” cake, and will soon publish the recipe. Apparently, someone actually made it, with amazing results! All the best, Jodi