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The Burning Bride (Hannah Trevor Trilogy #3)

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The third novel in this trilogy, following 'Hearts and Bones' and 'Blood Red Roses'. Set in 1876 the novel follows the life of Hannah Trevor, pregnant and about to marry her lover. Trouble looms in the shape of Dr Samuel Clinch, who is bringing charges against her over the death of a patient. The discovery of Clinch's corpse disrupts her plans.
Published January 7th 2000 by Not Avail (first published 1998)
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Jan 09, 2008 Andrea rated it it was ok
The third book about the life of midwife Hannah Trevor in post-American Revolution Maine. This was my least favorite out of the three, but the book still provided some great detail about life in this time period.

I didn't like that this book was didn't flow very well. The narration was separated with journal entries or "testimonies" of towns people. They didn't contribute much to the overall plot and just were unnecessary.

I did like the details about the time and the continuing story
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Feb 04, 2008 Meg Mims rated it really liked it
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Aug 27, 2012 Laura rated it liked it
What I like best about Margaret Lawrence's novels is how she weaves a vivid, detailed sense of the time period (and a time period less well known than it should be, at that: the early decades of the U.S.). She reads lots of historical scholarship and distills it to create a realistic setting. This was my least favorite of her Hannah Trevor series, though; I found it hard to witness the repeated victimization of female characters, in the same ways, by villanous men.
Nov 02, 2009 Denise rated it liked it
Not the best of the three books in this series but I still enjoyed it enough to be surprised at the solution to the mystery. It got a bit jumbled throughout the story because the the different "names" attached to the characters. Who was "Sheba"? "Leah", "Siwall"? Who is married to whom? I still think Book #1 (Hearts and Bones) is the best. And I can tell there will be a #4 book because of the way "The Burning Bride" ended...
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Sep 18, 2013 Michele Bolay rated it liked it
3.5 stars. Lawrence is still a masterful writer and I was still very invested in Hannah and those she loves, but when the books are read one right after the other the violence and injustice can just get to be too much. Or at least they were for me.
Dec 09, 2008 Linda rated it liked it
Just OK. The narrative is rather chopped up, and the behavior of some of the characters is not very credible.
Jul 25, 2014 Sarah rated it liked it
For anyone that thinks everything was happy and (all the white) people were free after the Revolutionary War, these books will suggest otherwise. Life sucked, unless you were rich and connected.
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Lorraine Margaret Keilstrup, wrote as Margaret Lawrence, Margaret K. Lawrence and M. K. Lorens. Her last name is pronounced KEEL-strup. She was born in February 23, 1945 and died on January 8, 2012 in Freemont, Nebraska at her home.

Keilstrup graduated valedictorian from Fremont High School and then summa cum laude from Midland Lutheran College, now Midl
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