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Author: Jodi Daynard Narrator: Julia Whelan Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2015 ISBN: 9781501230813
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On a dark night in 1775, Lizzie Boylston is awakened by the sound of cannons. From a hill south of Boston, she watches as fires burn in Charlestown, in a battle that she soon discovers has claimed her husband’s life.

Alone in a new town, Lizzie grieves privately but takes comfort in her deepening friendship with Abigail Adams. Soon, word spreads of Lizzie’s extraordinary midwifery and healing skills, and she begins to channel her grief into caring for those who need her. But when two traveling patriots are poisoned, Lizzie finds herself with far more complicated matters on her hands—she suspects a political plot intended to harm Abigail and her family. Determined to uncover the truth, Lizzie becomes entangled in a conspiracy that could not only destroy her livelihood—and her chance at finding love again—but also lead to the downfall of a new nation.

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  • “A charming, unexpected, and decidedly different view of the Revolutionary War.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This humorous, exciting, and touching story retells the familiar saga of the Revolutionary War in a stunning new way that feels fresh and alive, and Lizzie emerges as a dynamic heroine who pushes against the boundaries of her time. A clever story of sacrifice and glory during America’s fight for independence.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Julia Whelan narrates this first-person historical fiction about a Revolutionary War widow…Whelan portrays Lizzie’s unconventional zest — riding astride rather than side saddle, shouldering the chores of the farm — but also the fragile assurance that carries her through her grief. When Lizzie suspects a political scheme is underway to harm Abigail and her family, Whelan dramatizes Lizzie’s resolve to put a stop to it. In conversations, Whelan’s renderings of key characters are engaging…A satisfying historical story.”


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About the Author

Jodi Daynard is the author of The Midwife’s Revolt and The Place Within: Portraits of the American Landscape by 20 Contemporary Writers. Her stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Paris Review, the Harvard Review, Harvard Magazine, the Boston Globe, Agni, the New England Review, and elsewhere. They have also been anthologized and nominated for several prizes. She taught writing in the expository writing program at Harvard University, MIT, and in the MFA program at Emerson College.

About the Narrator

Julia Whelan, winner of numerous Earphones Awards, won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Romance Narration in 2013 and has also been a finalist for an Audie Award in other years. She was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of 2010, and two of her audio narrations were shortlisted for the American Library Association’s notable recordings of 2010. Her narration of Jandy Nelson’s The Sky Is Everywhere earned a place in the first round of 2011 Grammy nominations for Best Spoken Word Album. She is a former child actor who has appeared in multiple films and television shows, most notably ABC’s Once and Again. After receiving her college degree, she returned to the film industry and is also a writer.