To any authors/publishers/ tour companies that are looking for the reviews that I signed up for please know this is very hard to do. I will be stopping reviews temporarily. My husband passed away February 1st and my new normal is a bit scary right now and I am unable to concentrate on a book to do justice to the book and authors. I will still do spotlight posts if you wish it is just the reviews at this time. I apologize for this, but it isn't fair to you if I signed up to do a review and haven't been able to because I can't concentrate on any books. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time. I appreciate all of you. Kathleen Kelly April 2nd 2024

02 November 2016

@hfvbt @Alpha_Annelisa The Popish Midwife by Annelisa Christensen Book Tour!

02_The Popish Midwife

Publication Date: July 14, 2016 

The Conrad Press Paperback & eBook; 454 Pages 
Genre: Historical Fiction
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 In seventeenth-century London, thirteen years after the plague and twelve years after the Great Fire, the restoration of King Charles II has dulled the memory of Cromwell's puritan rule, yet fear and suspicion are rife. Religious turmoil is rarely far from tipping the scales into hysteria. Elizabeth Cellier, a bold and outspoken midwife, regularly visits Newgate Prison to distribute alms to victims of religious persecution. There she falls in with the charming Captain Willoughby, a debtor, whom she enlists to gather information about crimes against prisoners, so she might involve herself in petitioning the king in their name. ‘Tis a plot, Madam, of the direst sort.’ With these whispered words Willoughby draws Elizabeth unwittingly into the infamous Popish Plot and soon not even the fearful warnings of her husband, Pierre, can loosen her bond with it. This is the incredible true story of one woman ahead of her time and her fight against prejudice and injustice.

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About the Author

03_Annelisa Christensen

Annelisa Christensen was born in Sussex, took a psychology degree at the University of Stirling in Scotland, then returned to the south to partner in a fashion design company with her childhood friend, Julia. They had fun selling to shops and in street markets all over London, but dissolved the business when children came along, both believing in putting their families first. Delighted to be offered the job of laboratory technician in the local secondary school, in which she had herself been Head Girl twenty years earlier, Annelisa simultaneously wrote a magical realism series (as yet unpublished). She wrote The Popish Midwife after falling in love with Elizabeth Cellier in some 300-year-old loose pages of a trial she bought on the internet. The more she discovered about Elizabeth Cellier, the more Annelisa wanted to share this amazing woman’s story. The Popish Midwife is the result of years of research and writing. For more information, please visit Annelisa Christensen's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. Sign up for her Newsletter.

Blog Tour Schedule

Wednesday, October 19 
Spotlight at The Book Connection 
Spotlight at Blogarama 
  Friday, October 22 
Spotlight at What Is That Book About 
  Monday, October 24 
Review at History From a Woman’s Perspective 
  Tuesday, October 25 
Spotlight at Broken Teepee 
  Friday, October 26 
Spotlight at A Literary Vacation 
  Thursday, October 27 
Guest Post at Books, Dreams, Life 
  Friday, October 28 
Spotlight at Passages to the Past 
  Tuesday, November 1 
Review at Book Nerd 
  Wednesday, November 2 
Spotlight at CelticLady’s Reviews 
  Thursday, November 4 
Guest Post at Let Them Read Books 
  Monday, November 7 
Review at SJ2B House of Books 
  Wednesday, November 9 
Interview at The Book Connection 
Guest Post and Review at Historical Fiction Obsession 
  Friday, November 11 
Review at Just One More Chapter



  1. Thanks for the spotlight, Kathleen! Much appreciated :-)

  2. Definitely my pleasure! Good luck with your book!



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