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Carole Penfield on Weblog Tour for The Midwife Chronicles, July 5-30

Midwife of Normandy
by Carole Penfield

Publication Date: November 29, 2021
Sycamore Lane Press

Style: Historic Fiction
Sequence: The Midwife Chronicles, Ebook One



King Louis’ dreaded Dragonnades are galloping in direction of Maison Dupres…

They’ve an arrest warrant for the Dupres, a Huguenot household. However what’s Clare’s crime?

1680, France. Clare Dupres will not be your common midwife. Her profitable profession depends on an historical household secret method (the magic elixir) which supplies a pain-free birthing expertise, supplied solely to her rich aristocratic sufferers. In return, she is richly rewarded with gold and jewels. Clare’s husband Jacques resents her working exterior the house however is simply too weak to cease her.

King Louis XIV detests Huguenots and is set to transform them to Catholicism or eradicate them. He begins to tighten the noose by quartering troops of their houses till they abjure their spiritual beliefs. Bans them from singing psalms or leaving France with out official permission.

In 1682, he points an edict forbidding Huguenot midwives from delivering infants, which delights Jacques. However Clare rightly senses that issues will solely worsen. She urges her husband to relocate their household to England, the place she will resume her career. Jacques blindly refuses, counting on the Edict of Nantes to guard their spiritual freedoms.

Till it’s too late! In 1685, the Edict is revoked. A vengeful servant wrongfully accuses the Dupres of violating the restrictions. Jacques is devastated. Clare’s solely hope of saving her household is to plot a intelligent escape plan, however she should act rapidly.

Stuffed with twists and turns, this fast-paced journey will preserve the reader in suspense till the ultimate web page.

Beneficial for readers who get pleasure from tales about sturdy girls and are desperate to find out about a darkish chapter in seventeenth century French historical past. Excellent for followers of Name the Midwife, The Midwife of Hope River, and The Huguenot Chronicles.

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Reward for Midwife of Normandy

“…a phenomenal and flowing story with parts of historical past, romance, and storytelling introduced collectively by a vibrant forged of characters. Clare is a robust feminine lead coping with points which are timeless.” Literary Titan

“A gripping historic novel. A finalist and extremely really useful.” The Wishing Shelf Ebook Awards

“…well-written, well-paced, with a narrative that carries you alongside.” The Espresso Pot Ebook Membership

“Within the sea of recent books revealed right this moment, I’m so happy to have discovered this e book and writer. Clare Dupres’ story is totally entertaining. And there may be delicate humor. I like that.” Mike Bove, writer of The Bruce DelReno Mysteries.

Lucina’s Future
by Carole Penfield

Publication Date: December 1, 2021
Sycamore Lane Press

Style: Historic Fiction
Sequence: The Midwife Chronicles, Ebook Two



This spellbinding sequel to Midwife of Normandy recounts Lucina’s coming-of-age story as she begins her thrilling new life in England.

However dwelling with prolonged household could be fraught with rigidity …

1685. London. After their harrowing escape, the Dupres be a part of the childless family of Jacques’ brother Pierre. His melancholic spouse Celia adores the youngsters however is extremely jealous of Clare. Lucina, an inquisitive youngster with distinctive notion and the added present of second sight, rapidly discovers the rationale; Uncle Pierre and her mom have been childhood sweethearts! As hopes of Jacques’ survival fade, Pierre’s rising romantic ardour for Clare worries Lucina.

Horrified that Lucina is destined to comply with the ancestral path of midwifery, Celia tempts her younger niece with guarantees of an idyllic life in her tranquil village. Unwilling to be parted from her kids, and searching for a safer atmosphere than London, Clare rents Honeysuckle Cottage subsequent door to Celia. She writes to Woman Louise in Normandy, disclosing her new village tackle. Lucina justly fears this letter can be intercepted by French authorities looking for Clare. Utilizing her psychic powers, Lucina manages to avert hazard by sending “thoughts messages” throughout the Channel.

As years move, Lucina is torn between the conflicting needs of Celia and Clare to find out her future. An sudden suitor for Lucina’s hand in marriage complicates issues additional. Will she abandon the Dupres’ midwifery custom?

A sequence of disasters forces Lucina to return to phrases along with her personal future, because the plot takes sudden twists and turns in direction of a surprising, shock conclusion.

Beneficial for followers of Jane Austen, who as soon as suggested her niece Anna “a small village with three or 4 households is simply the factor.” And for readers who get pleasure from novels about seventeenth century home household life and robust girls.

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Austens of Broadford
by Carole Penfield

Publication Date: December 16, 2021
Sycamore Lane Press

Style: Historic Fiction
Sequence: The Midwife Chronicles, Ebook Three



A wealthy, sweeping novel, impressed by the true lifetime of Jane Austen’s outstanding great-grandmother…

Marriage to John Austen IV, presumptive inheritor to the household fortune, was a dream come true for Eliza. Till his cantankerous father turned it into her worst nightmare!

1702. England. Regardless of having a loving relationship along with her husband and 7 kids, Eliza will not be the spouse rich John Austen III would have chosen for his solely son. She complains to Lucina (her midwife and finest pal) about struggling day by day with the overbearing tyrant’s interference. He crops a spy in her nursery, criticizes Eliza continuously, reneges on guarantees of economic help, and turns her eldest son towards her. She begins to dread that if the curmudgeon outlives his son, she can be left penniless and debt-ridden.

Eliza additionally worries that with out a dowry, her timid daughter Bettybird won’t ever entice a husband. However via the younger lady’s narrative voice, we see her coming of age into genteel society.
While attending a home get together to have a good time Queen Anne’s coronation, Bettybird meets actor Bart, son of a doxy who’s looking for his purported landowner father. Coming to Kent as a footman, good-looking Bart portrays life among the many gentry class from a servant’s perspective.

When Eliza’s worst worry materializes, she is confronted with essentially the most troublesome determination of her life, however not earlier than writing a scathing memorandum detailing her mistreatment, which passes down via the Austen household into the fingers of her well-known great-granddaughter Jane.

It’s broadly believed Jane Austen was influenced by Eliza’s memorandum when she wrote about cash, social class, and the evils of inheritance legal guidelines in Sense & Sensibility and Pleasure & Prejudice.

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Concerning the Creator

Carole Penfield has all the time been an avid fan of historic fiction, and 5 years in the past she determined to grow to be a novelist. Many many years in the past, she obtained a B.A. in elementary training. After 14 years as a instructor, college librarian, and director of a kids’s film-making workshop, she returned to regulation college the place she earned a J.D. with honors from Arizona State College. Her regulation profession included practising employment regulation as a companion at a big agency, and later as Lawyer Normal and Appellate Court docket Justice for the Yavapai-Apache Nation.

For 3 years, she was proprietor of Amanda Jane’s Doll Shoppe in Sedona, sharing her lifetime ardour for dolls with like-minded collectors. A life member of JASNA (Jane Austen Society of North America), she enjoys dressing in period-appropriate attire from the Georgian and Regency eras.

Carole lives in Northern Arizona along with her husband Perry Krowne, two pleasant cats, and 225 dolls. Midwife of Normandy was her debut novel, adopted by Lucina’s Future and Austens of Broadford. Go to Carole’s web site at or her Fb web page.


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