The Harem Midwife

The Harem Midwife

A Novel

eBook - 2013
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"Hannah and Isaac return in this opulent, riveting, and suspenseful tale--a continuation of Roberta Rich's thrilling debut The Midwife of Venice. The Imperial Harem, Constantinople, 1579: Hannah and Isaac Levi, Venetians in exile, have set up a new life for themselves in Constantinople. Isaac runs a newly established business in the growing silk trade, while Hannah, the best midwife in all of Constantinople, plies her trade within the opulent palace of Sultan Murat III, tending to the thousand women of his lively and infamous harem. But one night, when Hannah is unexpectedly summoned to the palace, she's confronted with Zofia, a poor Jewish peasant girl who has been abducted and sold into the sultan's harem. The sultan favors her as his next conquest and wants her to produce his heir, but the girl just wants to return to her home and the only life she has ever known. Will Hannah risk her life and livelihood to protect this young girl, or will she prioritize her high esteem in the eye of the sultan? An adventurous, opulent and deliciously exciting read, peopled with fascinating, unforgettable characters (a court eunuch; the calculating sultan's mother-in-law; the beguiling harem ladies; and a very mysterious young beauty from Venice who shows up on Hannah's doorstep, causing much havoc), this novel is sure to please fans of The Midwife of Venice and extend Roberta's reputation as a beloved historical fiction author"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, Doubleday Canada,, 2013
ISBN: 9780385676670
0385676670
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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matcat44
Mar 30, 2017

Very good read, look forward to book three.

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lola_jane
Jan 07, 2017

This sequel to The Midwife of Venice presents a satisfying conclusion for midwife, Hannah. Rich's descriptions are vivid and characters interesting. Works as a standalone novel, but readers will enjoy it more if they've previously read The Midwife of Venice.

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Thea1710
Aug 17, 2015

Wayyyyyyy too many confusing and difficult characters and names, not enough back story, the writer builds up to this climatic moment 5 pages before the books conclusion, and leaves MANY unanswered questions. I will not be purchasing my own copy!

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SusanAndrews
May 05, 2015

This was very good. What an interesting scenario, and you can't help but fall in love with Hannah and the story she tells.

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DanaKBurgess
Jan 31, 2015

I enjoyed this book much better than it's predecessor, The Midwife of Venice. Although it is a sequel, it can be read alone without any loss of understanding.

ukiechick Jun 04, 2014

GREAT BOOK I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN I HOPE THE AUTHOR COMES OUT WITH MORE BOOKS SINCE THIS IS HER SECOND NOVEL.

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llocas
Mar 09, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed it. Learning how life was back then always fascinates me.

martins_mom Feb 23, 2014

Rich has written a romantic story about the life of a Jewish midwife in Constantinople. The form is not original but the plot is intriguing.

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Travel
Dec 27, 2013

As alluring as cotton candy. Easy to consume, irresistible even, but leaves you with that feeling of having overindulged and in need of some real sustenance.

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happycanuck
Nov 27, 2013

Excellent - good plot, well written, intriguing, easy read.

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