Accidents of Providence

From Rosemarie Jerome
Author:  Stacia M Brown
Accidents of Providence
Rachel Lockyer is on trial for murdering her illegitimate infant. In 1649 England, if convicted, the sentence is death.  The investigator, Thomas Bartwain, who charged her with murder, is questioning the legal process. Rachel is not speaking in her own defense and the young prosecutor wants to make an example of her in this very public trial.  This is a story of forbidden love, guilt and innocence, and the peculiarities and brutality of the 17th century legal system.

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Accidents of providence

From  Rosemarie Jerome
Author:  Stacia M Brown
Accidents of providence
Rachel Lockyer is on trial for murdering her illegitimate infant.  In 1649 England, if convicted the sentence is death.  The investigator, Thomas Bartwain, who charged her with murder, is questioning the legal process. Rachel is not speaking in her own defense. The young prosecutor wants to make an example of her in this very public trial.  This is a story of forbidden love, guilt and innocence, and the peculiarities and brutality of the 17th century legal system.

Shape of Mercy

From Ginny Pisciotta
author: Meissner, Susan
The shape of mercy : a novel

College student Lauren Durough takes a part-time job with an elderly retired librarian.  Her job is to transcribe the journal entries of her employer’s ancestor, Mercy Hayworth, a victim of the Salem witch trials.  She is really drawn to the young girl who lived and died over 400 years ago.  Lauren learns a lot about life, love and mercy. The author goes back and forth between the past and present weaving a compelling story of both girls.  You will not want to put this book down.