Historical Fiction Genre

Title: The Midwife's Apprentice

Summary: With no home and no family, a girl known as Beetle finds herself suddenly apprenticed to the village midwife, a knowledgeable but harsh woman. Set in Medieval England, this book boasts both humor and heart as the girl looks for "a full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world."

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The Midwife's Apprentice

Title: The Shakespeare Stealer

Summary: Widge is an orphan with a gift for shorthand. When his master tasks him with copying down a Shakespeare play, Widge learns the idea of right vs. wrong as he has to decide between old loyalties and new.

The Shakespeare Stealer book study
The Shakespeare Stealer