Quaker midwife Rose Carroll discovers dark secrets in 1888 Massachusetts
For Quaker midwife Rose Carroll, life in Amesbury, Massachusetts, provides equal measures of joy and tribulation. She delights in attending to the needs of mothers and newborns even as she mourns the recent death of her sister. Likewise, Rose enjoys the giddy feelings that come from being courted by a handsome doctor, but a suspicious fire and two murders leave her fearing for the well-being of her loved ones.
Driven by her desire for safety and justice, Rose Carroll begins asking questions related to the crimes. Consulting with her friends and neighbors‚Äïincluding the famous Quaker poet John Greenleaf Whittier‚ÄïRose draws on her strengths as a counselor and problem solver in trying to bring the perpetrators to light.