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Midwife of the Blue Ridge
Midwife of the Blue Ridge
Author: Christine Blevins
An accomplished midwife, orphan Maggie Duncan leaves 1760 Scotland at 22, in search of opportunities in the New World. She pays for her crossing with four years of indentured servitude. Aboard ship, sadistic viscount Julian Cavendish drunkenly stumbles upon Maggie attempting to grab a few moments of forbidden above deck sleep and tries to rape h...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425221686
ISBN-10: 0425221687
Publication Date: 8/5/2008
Pages: 448
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 70 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 1
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electricbluebird avatar reviewed Midwife of the Blue Ridge on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
This is not the typical genre for me but I do love reading about early American history so I picked this book up. I am glad I did. Its not your typical romance novel and has tons of interesting historical stuff. I found the homeopathy info interesting as well. There were some pretty graphic gorey stuff that was hard to read, some of which included children. That might be disturbing to some.

I look forward to this author's next novel.
mamadoodle avatar reviewed Midwife of the Blue Ridge on + 1105 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Unbelievably fantastic novel of life in pre Revolutionary War America. Gritty, savage and brutal but also beautiful and loving. You won't regret reading this.
Scooby2 avatar reviewed Midwife of the Blue Ridge on + 96 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up this book, but I'm glad I read it. It was a well written story about Maggie being the only survivor of her village in Scotland, being trained as a midwife, signing up to be an indentured servant for four years in the US, and finding love. This story was violent and descriptive at times, but that doesn't take away from the story, it adds to the characters. I enjoyed reading this story.
TXGrobanite avatar reviewed Midwife of the Blue Ridge on + 270 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I have to say probably one of the most favorites of mine I had read this year! So many different things going on but they all tie in together wonderfully, and I looooved Maggie (Mag-kie)'s character! I even loved the ending--will definately be on the lookout for more Christine Blevins books in the future!
charitysheppard avatar reviewed Midwife of the Blue Ridge on + 14 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is a very genuine, easy-reading book about life in Colonial American prior to the Revolutionary War. The characters are very historically accurate and endearing. The pages take you through the struggles of a young Scottish woman who emigrates to the Colony for a better life. Her consequences for that choice are varied and complex. Some are foreseen and some where not envisioned in her plan for a new life. If you would like a lovely story to read, I would recommend this book.
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I really enjoyed this book & highly recommend it is you enjoy a look into our past.