Carole Penfield on Blog Tour for Midwife of Normandy & Lucia’s Destiny, July 6-30

Midwife of Normandy
by Carole Penfield

Publication Date: November 29, 2021
Sycamore Lane Press

Style: Historic Fiction
Sequence: The Midwife Chronicles, E book One



King Louis’ dreaded Dragonnades are galloping in the 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 is just not your common midwife. Her profitable profession depends on an historic household secret formulation (the magic elixir) which offers 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 decided to transform them to Catholicism or eradicate them. He begins to tighten the noose by quartering troops of their houses till they abjure their non secular 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 occupation. Jacques blindly refuses, counting on the Edict of Nantes to guard their non secular 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 plan a intelligent escape plan, however she should act rapidly.

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

Really useful for readers who take pleasure in tales about sturdy ladies and are desperate to find out about a darkish chapter in seventeenth century French historical past. Good for followers of Name the Midwife, The Midwife of Hope River, and The Huguenot Chronicles.

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Reward for Midwife of Normandy

“…an exquisite and flowing story with components of historical past, romance, and storytelling introduced collectively by a vibrant solid of characters. Clare is a powerful feminine lead coping with points which are timeless.” Literary Titan

“A gripping historic novel. A finalist and extremely advisable.” The Wishing Shelf E book Awards

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

“Within the sea of recent books revealed at the moment, I’m so happy to have discovered this e-book and creator. Clare Dupres’ story is totally entertaining. And there’s delicate humor. I like that.” Mike Bove, creator 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, E book 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 may be fraught with pressure …

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 kids 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 observe 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 youngsters, and looking for a safer surroundings than London, Clare rents Honeysuckle Cottage subsequent door to Celia. She writes to Woman Louise in Normandy, disclosing her new village handle. Lucina justly fears this letter shall 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 come back to phrases along with her personal future, because the plot takes sudden twists and turns in the direction of a surprising, shock conclusion.

Really useful 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 take pleasure in novels about seventeenth century home household life and powerful ladies.

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In regards to the Creator

Carole Penfield has at all times been an avid fan of historic fiction, and 5 years in the past she determined to turn out to be a novelist. Many a long time in the past, she obtained a B.A. in elementary training. After 14 years as a instructor, college librarian, and director of a youngsters’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 training employment regulation as a accomplice at a big agency, and later as Lawyer Basic and Appellate Courtroom 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.