The Midwife's Revolt

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HISTORICAL FICTION

18th Century

Jodi Daynard

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Logline

The Midwife's Revolt is about a gifted young widow and best friend of Abigail Adams who discovers that two deaths in the town of Braintree were actually murders. She decides to dress up as a man and find the culprits who have already killed two Patriots in Braintree and whom, she believes, plan to harm John Adams as well. More than a murder mystery, this novel also depicts the unsung strength of women during the revolution, who battled to survive while their men were at war.

Genre

Historical Fiction

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning

Setting

Boston, "Braintree" (now Quincy, MA), 1774 - 1777

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

Year Published: 2015

Starting Description

After Jeb dies at Bunker Hill, Lizzie Boylston must run their farm in Braintree on her own. She befriends Abigail Adams and gradually becomes the parish's trusted midwife. When two "Patriots" die mysteriously, Lizzie dresses up as a messenger boy and hopes to discover the culprits at a Loyalist pub.

Ending Description

Lizzie's spying is inept, but she does stir the traitors' nest and witnesses the dramatic intervention of the plot to kill John Adams upon his return from France. She finds love with a man everyone had thought was a Loyalist but who turns out to be a REAL spy--for George Washington.

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Happy Ending

Plot - Premise

,The strength of women during times of extreme hardship

Main Character Details

Name: Lizzie Boylston

Age: 21

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Patriotic, Outspoken, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Abigail Adams

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Funny, Honorable, Patriotic, Outspoken

Additional Character Details

Name: Thomas Miller

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Heroic, Leader, Romantic, Strong Moral Code, Complex, Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Martha Miller

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Secretive, Strong Moral Code, Badass, Complex

Logline

The Midwife's Revolt is about a gifted young widow and best friend of Abigail Adams who discovers that two deaths in the town of Braintree were actually murders. She decides to dress up as a man and find the culprits who have already killed two Patriots in Braintree and whom, she believes, plan to harm John Adams as well. More than a murder mystery, this novel also depicts the unsung strength of women during the revolution, who battled to survive while their men were at war.

Short Summary

After Jeb dies at Bunker Hill, Lizzie Boylston must run their farm in Braintree on her own. She befriends Abigail Adams and gradually becomes the parish's trusted midwife. When two "Patriots" die mysteriously, Lizzie dresses up as a messenger boy and hopes to discover the culprits at a Loyalist pub.


Lizzie's spying is inept, but she does stir the traitors' nest and witnesses the dramatic intervention of the plot to kill John Adams upon his return from France. She finds love with a man everyone had thought was a Loyalist but who turns out to be a REAL spy--for George Washington.

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About The Author

Core Theme

,The strength of women during times of extreme hardship

Characters

Main Character

Name: Lizzie Boylston

Age: 21

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Patriotic, Outspoken, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code

Character 1

Name: Abigail Adams

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Funny, Honorable, Patriotic, Outspoken

Character 2

Name: Thomas Miller

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Heroic, Leader, Romantic, Strong Moral Code, Complex, Engaging

Character 3

Name: Martha Miller

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Secretive, Strong Moral Code, Badass, Complex

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