The Harem Midwife, Roberta Rich
Publication date 2-25-14
"An opulent, riveting, and suspenseful continuation of the thrilling historical novel The Midwife of Veniceset in medieval Constantinople.
The Imperial Harem, Constantinople, 1579.
Hannah and Isaac Levi, Venetians in exile, have begun a new life in Constantinople. Isaac runs a newly established business in the growing silk trade, while Hannah, the best midwife in the city, plies her trade within the opulent palace of Sultan Murat III, tending to the thousand women in his lively and infamous harem.
But one night, when Hannah is unexpectedly summoned to the palace, she’s confronted with Zofia, a poor Jewish peasant girl who has been abducted and sold into the sultan’s harem. The sultan favors her as his next conquest and wants her to produce his heir, but the girl just wants to return home to the only life she has ever known. Will Hannah risk her life and livelihood to protect this young girl, or will she prioritize her high esteem in the eye of the sultan?
Filled with adventure, lavish detail, and peopled with unforgettable characters, The Harem Midwifeshowcases Roberta Rich as a beloved and talented writer".~Lizzie~