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The Frozen River: A GMA Book Club Pick

From the New York Times bestselling author of I Was Anastasia and Code Name Hélène comes a gripping historical mystery inspired by the life and diary of Martha Ballard, a renowned 18th-century midwife who investigates a shocking murder that unhinges her small community.

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448 pages

Average rating: 8.42




Community Reviews

Apr 24, 2024
10/10 stars
This book is amazing! I love how it unfolds with Martha the midwife at the center of the drama. The setting of the scenes occurs during a Massachusetts' winter a few years after the American Revolution. I love historical fiction, so this was right up my alley. The romance between Martha and her husband was epic, and the language was beautifully written.
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suzie sunshine
Apr 02, 2024
10/10 stars
Loved this book. A little slow to start but then I could not put it down.
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Mar 30, 2024
This historical novel is another example of the little respect and the amazing tenacity of women in the 1700’s. The excitement of women characters gaining access to education and the mission to help others provides the reader opportunities to get involved cheering for them while evoking frustration as they face their challenges. Easy , enjoyable read!
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Mar 19, 2024
10/10 stars
I loved everything about this book. It is definitely one of my top for the year.
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Mar 15, 2024
8/10 stars
Historical fiction about a real life midwife, Martha Ballard. Post-Revolutionary and French-Indian war events shape her life and practice. Well written with extensive author notes.
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