Sunday, January 6, 2013

Giveaway: The Midwife's Tale by Sam Thomas

Flashlight Commentary is pleased to offer readers the chance to win a free copy of Sam Thomas' The Midwife's Tale! 

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It is 1644, and Parliament’s armies have risen against the King and laid siege to the city of York. Even as the city suffers at the rebels’ hands, midwife Bridget Hodgson becomes embroiled in a different sort of rebellion. One of Bridget’s friends, Esther Cooper, has been convicted of murdering her husband and sentenced to be burnt alive. Convinced that her friend is innocent, Bridget sets out to find the real killer. Bridget joins forces with Martha Hawkins, a servant who’s far more skilled with a knife than any respectable woman ought to be. To save Esther from the stake, they must dodge rebel artillery, confront a murderous figure from Martha’s past, and capture a brutal killer who will stop at nothing to cover his tracks. The investigation takes Bridget and Martha from the homes of the city’s most powerful families to the alleyways of its poorest neighborhoods. As they delve into the life of Esther’s murdered husband, they discover that his ostentatious Puritanism hid a deeply sinister secret life, and that far too often tyranny and treason go hand in hand.






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  • Contest open to US residents only.
  • Giveaway will run January 7th through January 13th. The winner will be announced on January 14th.
  • To enter, please leave a comment below and include your email address (only comments with email addresses will be entered in the giveaway).
  • Two additional entries will be awarded to all those who become followers of Flashlight Commentary. Current followers will automatically receive bonus entries.

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25 comments:

Stephanie Hopkins said...

The Midwife's Tale is on my to-read list and is much anticipated among us Historical Fiction readers! Looking forward to reading...

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Kendal Stegmann said...

Thank you for this giveaway of the wonderful book!

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Terri said...

I would love to be a winner of this book! Please enter my name. Thanks. Terri

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Kathleen Kelly said...

I have seen this book on many blogs and I would love to read it...thank you.

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Carly said...

I'd love to win a copy.

thanks.

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Rosanne Lortz said...

On my TBR List! Would LOVE to win this. RoseLZ18(at)yahoo(dot)com

Terry said...

This sounds like an intriguing story. Would love to win a copy. I am a follower.

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Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

Thanks for offering this as a giveaway. It's on my wish list to read. I follow and my email is je2kids(at)gmail(dot)com

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Lara said...

I would love to win this one! Sounds very interesting and about a time period I haven't read much about.

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kim_cree said...

I would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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Amy Campbell said...

Sounds like my kind of read.
Thanks for giveaway.
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Amy Campbell said...

I am an email follower.
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Lila Swistek-Gustavus said...

Sounds fun, Erin. Count me in :)

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Amanda said...

This looks like a great read, right up my alley!
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Nona Polshak said...

Oh I've heard good things about this one, can't wait to read. Hopefully sooner then later.
Thanks for the contest.
Nona
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Nona Polshak said...

Oh I've heard great things about this , wait to read it. Hopefully sooner rather then later.
Thanks for hosting the contest.
Nona
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Tara said...

Count me in. tchevrestt(at)yahoo.com

Denise said...

sounds like a great story, can't wait to read it...there may even be a Jewish angle in here, judging by the character named Esther, so I'm doubly anxious to read!

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Lorraine Miller said...

This is definitely on my to read list! Hope to win! Thanks for offering.

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Rachael Hunter said...

I love historical fiction and I would love to win this book.
Thanks, Rachael Hunter
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1 hin olive oil said...

Read the reviews and am putting this book on my to read list. Thank you for offering.


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Bookie Bee said...

This has been on my wishlist. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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ellea said...

not sure the last one came through. This book is on my Want to Read list. Hoping I win it! lee.anne.bury@gmail.com or lbury@comcast.net

Thanks!

Karin said...

I recently read "Midwife of the Blue Ridge" so it'll be great to compare to this book. Thanks so much for the offer!
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