Love, death and man-midwifery in the 1700s

Galway 1737.

James Quinn. Doctor, surgeon.

Marguerite. The love of his life, and his new wife.

When terrible tragedy befalls him, James must sew the threads of his life back together again. He journeys to Paris and London to study midwifery, but in a new profession which is met with derision and scorn and plagued by scandal, can James find true happiness again?

The Scarlet Ribbon contains scenes of birth and surgery.

Dublin 1742.

James Quinn. Surgeon, man-midwife.

Catherine. The glittering socialite who holds a very special place in his life.

Dogged by ridicule and contempt, James holds steady in his chosen profession, sure in the knowledge that he can help mothers and their babies no matter their position in society. As his personal life enters turbulent waters, will he seriously consider moving his family to the new colony of New Orleans no matter what might be left behind?

Dublin 1743.

James Quinn. Surgeon, man-midwife.

Carissa. Apprentice herbalist and so much more.

James readies his family to move to New Orleans, intent on taking them all with him, knowing that he can help mothers and babies in a new country. When further controversy flares up, his dreams are threatened. Will his life be torn apart by religion and long-lasting ties, or can a medical friend come to his aid?

New Orleans, present day.

Ancient documents stored at a convent hold clues about James Quinn, man-midwife. A doctor sent to New Orleans on a research trip is also searching for deliverance. With the help of Sister Xavier, can he come to terms with both his past and present by seeking out one who came before him?

The Scarlet Ribbon Series Collection

With bonus Companion Book, Quinn Household Recipes and Remedies Book.  Illustrated. A selection of Mother Quinn’s store of herbal and household knowledge, passed to her son James.

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