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Cover Her Body [Ebook] ➩ Cover Her Body ➯ Eleanor Sullivan – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In a strict, religious society in s rural Ohio, a year old girl is murdered because she s pregnant, but the only person who suspects it wasn t an accident is Adelaide, a young midwife, who worries th In a strict, religious society in s rural Ohio, ayear old girl is murdered because she s pregnant, but the only person who suspects it wasn Cover Her PDF/EPUB or t an accident is Adelaide, a young midwife, who worries that the remedy she gave the girl for a woman s ailment caused her death Adelaide s husband, Benjamin, fearful that they ll be banned from the prosperous community, forbids her from questioning the girl s death But a mistake she made years ago cost the life of a mother and her unborn babe, and Adelaide vowed to never let another mother diePressure mounts when Adelaide is accused of harming the girl, but the allegation only fuels her determination to find the killer, even though she begins to suspect that her husband might be involved in the girl s death And the she investigates, not only does she start to question her own faith and beliefs, but she finds herself attracted to an unlikely man in the community, a man who has vowed to remain celibate Then her questions alert the outside authorities, and now this isolated community is invaded by the very society they had shunnedABOUT THE AUTHOREleanor Sullivan is an award winning author of books for nurses as well as the Monika Everhardt medical mysteries Holding both a nursing degree and a doctorate, she is a former dean of nursing and past president of the world s largest nursing organization Now she s turned her attention to the past, crafting a series of historical mysteries set in the th century religious settlement of her ancestors The stories feature a midwife and her cabinet maker husband in the Northern Ohio village of Zoar Cover Her Body is the first book in the series.

    Cover Her Body PDF/EPUB ✓ Cover Her PDF/EPUB or cost the life of a mother and her unborn babe, and Adelaide vowed to never let another mother diePressure mounts when Adelaide is accused of harming the girl, but the allegation only fuels her determination to find the killer, even though she begins to suspect that her husband might be involved in the girl s death And the she investigates, not only does she start to question her own faith and beliefs, but she finds herself attracted to an unlikely man in the community, a man who has vowed to remain celibate Then her questions alert the outside authorities, and now this isolated community is invaded by the very society they had shunnedABOUT THE AUTHOREleanor Sullivan is an award winning author of books for nurses as well as the Monika Everhardt medical mysteries Holding both a nursing degree and a doctorate, she is a former dean of nursing and past president of the world s largest nursing organization Now she s turned her attention to the past, crafting a series of historical mysteries set in the th century religious settlement of her ancestors The stories feature a midwife and her cabinet maker husband in the Northern Ohio village of Zoar Cover Her Body is the first book in the series."/>
  • Paperback
  • 312 pages
  • Cover Her Body
  • Eleanor Sullivan
  • English
  • 06 November 2019
  • 1936214555

About the Author: Eleanor Sullivan

ELEANOR SULLIVAN is the author of Singular Village Mysteries set in s Zoar, Ohio, a village settled by her ancestors after their escape from religious persecution Cover Her PDF/EPUB or in Germany The series feature a midwife, her cabinet maker husband, and the town s leader, Eleanor s distant grandfather The stories and the murders in them are fictitious the town and its history are real Graven Images is the second book in the series, following the release of Cover Her Body In her former life, Eleanor was dean of a university school of nursing, president of the world s largest nursing organization, editor of a prestigious professional journal, and author of award winning books for nurses as well as a medical mystery series Eleanor is a past member of the national board of Sisters in Crime and is an active member of Mystery Writers of America.



10 thoughts on “Cover Her Body

  1. Fran Fran says:

    Cover Her BodyEleanor SullivanLeaving her home Adelaide to go to her favorite spot by the river she never expect to come upon the scene that would change not only her life but many others A vision, a body in the water that was all tangled up come into view and she, although fearful of the water Adelaide went in to bring the body to safety hoping the person would be alive What she did find and uncover was a young girl, Johanna Applegate, who was dead and the reaction of the people and those in Cover Her BodyEleanor SullivanLeaving her home Adelaide to go to her favorite spot by the river she never expect to come upon the scene that would change not only her life but many others A vision, a body in the water that was all tangled up come into view and she, although fearful of the water Adelaide went in to bring the body to safety hoping the person would be alive What she did find and uncover was a young girl, Johanna Applegate, who was dead and the reaction of the people and those in charge was anything but compassionate Belonging to the Separatists she knew she had broken the rules by going out by herself The head demanded she prepare the body and the burial happen right away Telling her parents would be the job of this one man and the way they would be told his doing too But, the reason for her death has yet to be revealed as there is muchthat remains to be seen Adelaide is a young midwife who works in a small village called Zoar The year is 1833 The Separatists run this village and the death of young Johanna has been deemed an accident but Adelaide thinks otherwise She thinks it is murder Found dead in the river she relates what she saw but the Zoarists, a group of Germans who came to America to escape religious persecution formed a communal society and worked for the state of Ohio digging canals Realizing from the onset that Johanna did not drown, Adelaide will stop at nothing to learn the truth and why she was killed The Separatists are not too thrilled with her and Adelaide is on a quest to find her killer But, first she would have to convince her mother that something was wrong with her death and keep Gerda, her sister from asking too many questions Gerda, cold hearted, unfeeling and not wanting Johanna to be buried in fine clothes or prepared properly, seemed to not care that her niece was gone The burial scene bone chilling and upsetting if not cold The Separatists never believed in killing and refused to accept that her death was anything but an accident As Adelaide was preparing the body for burial, Gerda, the sister of the teen s mother appeared ambivalent, coldhearted and annoyed that any special care was being taken to bury the girl with dignity and love During the cleansing of the body Adelaide makes a startling discovery and feels that she might have caused the death of this young teen with an herbal remedy she gave her In order to follow their procedure she informs their leader of her findings and her thoughts about the teen s death But, before she speaks with a close friend who instructs her to do exactly that, report what she thinks However, the end result is a community meeting that goes in a direction that she predicted would happen but not the one anyone would really want Openly accused by one of the members of causing her death and his wife s grief losing her sister, Adelaide is in danger of being an outcast and manyThe incident remains an accident according the leader and nois to be said or done about it But, Adelaide will not quit until she finds answers for the dead teen As the author allows the reader to get to know Johanna you hear from many characters including her sister, Brigit that she was carefree, fun loving and rarely did a day s work She broke the rule and lived life her way Added into the story is a doctor who might causedamage to his patients than her simple herbal remedies, one woman named Gerda who was in charge of the girl s infirmary and whose actions were bordered on abusive and got away with it Rumors were flying,accusations made and Adelaide wasdetermined to learn the truth about Johanna s death and about her own people Martin wanted to outlaw marriage and Simon wanted to take the seat on the trustees away from Nathan Their heritage questioned, a preacher who called them all sinners and some who thought his ideals right and others who realized he was creating dissension Who would win out Who really killed Johanna and why Why did Gerda threaten Adelaide and claim she would wind up like Johanna But, thinks start to heat up for not just Adelaide but for her community too as a Constable is sent for to investigate the death of the teen and her workroom is destroyed by an intruder and Adelaide is evendetermined to find out why Jakob was in love with Johanna Martin, Gerda, Simon, August and many others are on her list of suspects I cannot tell you why Some men not allowing her to tend to their wives and children others ignoring what the doctor states about her Many realizing his ways are wrong and will only hurt the patient Some members of the community thinking changes are necessary inways than just medical care An inquest into the death would change things for Adelaide and bring to light what she thinks happened of she might wind up in deeper trouble for starting the investigation on her own The ending is powerful and what happens is not going to be divulged since the Separatists that is Josef and Adelaide made me promise not to divulge what they learned and the person who might have committed the crime Will Benjamin support her or will she be shunned The author brings to light the various herbal remedies used during this time and of course the controversy of some of the ways of a traditional doctor that many would question even today Added to the plot is whether they election results in abolishing marriage, insisting on celibacy and which males will rule and prevail at the end as trustees Will Adelaide s past mistake hinder her in the present and will the answers help her move on This is one thought provoking book where women are told to keep their thoughts to themselves, have a vote but some men disagree and want to take it away and the end result Let s hope the author brings Adelaide back forReplete in history and characters that are very well defined and a plot that will keep the reader riveted to the printed page from start to finish Fran Lewis reviewer

  2. C.M. Truxler C.M. Truxler says:

    Eleanor Sullivan s Cover Her Body is a historical Murder Mystery set in 1830 s Zoar, Ohio A Separatist community follows strict rules, as many religious sects stemming from Old World countries However, history is filled with instances where such strict adherence is not only an obstacle to law and order, but the actually the cause of life threatening actions In Sullivan s tale of religious rules, young love, murder, women s struggle for equality, and self awareness, there is nothing lacking A Eleanor Sullivan s Cover Her Body is a historical Murder Mystery set in 1830 s Zoar, Ohio A Separatist community follows strict rules, as many religious sects stemming from Old World countries However, history is filled with instances where such strict adherence is not only an obstacle to law and order, but the actually the cause of life threatening actions In Sullivan s tale of religious rules, young love, murder, women s struggle for equality, and self awareness, there is nothing lacking Adelaide, the main character and hero, is a young married woman struggling with an awakening of the world around her, and an opening and expanding mind when she comes upon the reality that her dear friend s daughter has been murdered Determined to find the killer, she is relentless in her search for the truth of what happened, and at the same time, discovers that the flickers of self doubt that plague her are unwarranted The characters are a rich tapestry of vivid and vibrant workmanship Each may be woven of Fiction, but form a reality that is impenetrable by the reader s mind and eyes Head to foot creative artistry is abound as the tale unfolds, and readers attempt to follow the clues Adelaide is putting together to solve the crime that only she is willing to accept as a reality The plot is interesting and tantalizing to the senses Erected in the simplistic countryside of Ohio, the tale is anything but basic It holds a multitude of layers and stories within the main tale A reader will never be bored with this novel, although it bears careful reading, if for no other reason than the reader s attempt to solve the crime before Adelaide I do not make a habit out of reading Mystery, and have been known, at times, to avoid the genre do to the monotonous repetition of story line and plot devices That said, I was not only pleasantly surprised by the familiar yet fresh feel of this novel, that I found myself enveloped by the author work and eager to continue the read until end I would definitely recommend this work to any reader eager for a worthy and engrossing experience

  3. Diana Hockley Diana Hockley says:

    I found this novel very interesting from a historical perspective The community of Zoar, Ohio, really did exist then and as a museum village today The customs and religious beliefs are the basis of the plot for this well written mystery.The characters and their struggles to adhere to their duty and the strict rules of the community form the backdrop to the motive for murder The main character, Adelaide, is engaging and her struggles to uphold the rights of the women in her community is well I found this novel very interesting from a historical perspective The community of Zoar, Ohio, really did exist then and as a museum village today The customs and religious beliefs are the basis of the plot for this well written mystery.The characters and their struggles to adhere to their duty and the strict rules of the community form the backdrop to the motive for murder The main character, Adelaide, is engaging and her struggles to uphold the rights of the women in her community is well depicted Benjamin, her husband, objecting strongly to her search for the truth about the murder of a young woman, is torn between his love for his wife and his obligation to the community.The author brings the life and times of the Zoar Village to life with deceptively simple language, drawing the reader into the action I found myself being very indignant on behalf of the women and particularly of Adelaide Cover Her Body is well deserving of praise and I shall be looking for another Singular Village Mystery in the future

  4. Susana Susana says:

    This book is a pleasant mixture of historical and mystery novel It takes place during the 18th Century in the community of Zoarites, who settled in Ohio running away from religious prosecution in Germany The main character is Adelaide, a midwife who sets out to solve a murder, insisting on it even if this creates a lot of trouble for her and for her community We find out about the history and customs of this community while we are drawn into the mystery of who has killed Johanna, and why The This book is a pleasant mixture of historical and mystery novel It takes place during the 18th Century in the community of Zoarites, who settled in Ohio running away from religious prosecution in Germany The main character is Adelaide, a midwife who sets out to solve a murder, insisting on it even if this creates a lot of trouble for her and for her community We find out about the history and customs of this community while we are drawn into the mystery of who has killed Johanna, and why The narrative keeps a lively pace, bringing historical community alive without detriment to the intrigue it unfolds The characters are well defined, from a psychological point of view, their inner struggles and contradictions especially Adelaide s helping to make them believable.In short, I ve enjoyed the book and I would recommend it to readers who like to be absorbed by mystery while reading about past times

  5. Julie Julie says:

    Probably 2.5 stars.It has a neat, interesting setting 1830s in Zoar, Ohio, a town of one of the many unusual splinter sects that came out of Germany in the 17 and 1800s.The characters are sketched pretty well, the religion has some heft to it The background is interesting.But then the characters are overwrought and inconsistent, seeming to act solely to advance the plot As for the plot, well, it s not terrible, but it s a bit of a muddle Motivations are weak Just how people know what they Probably 2.5 stars.It has a neat, interesting setting 1830s in Zoar, Ohio, a town of one of the many unusual splinter sects that came out of Germany in the 17 and 1800s.The characters are sketched pretty well, the religion has some heft to it The background is interesting.But then the characters are overwrought and inconsistent, seeming to act solely to advance the plot As for the plot, well, it s not terrible, but it s a bit of a muddle Motivations are weak Just how people know what they do is even weaker.Finally, I think the heroine slammed her fists down on her hips three times Such a weird description dragged me out of the book each time, and made meconscious of the writing than I wanted to be

  6. Patricia Bergman Patricia Bergman says:

    This historical mystery is set in the early 1800 s in a commune of German immigrants who call themselves Separatists Their move to America was driven by their desire for religious freedom It is interesting that the protagonist is characterized as a strong, independent, and ethical woman I was surprised to read, in the author s afterword, that the sect actually existed in Zoar, Ohio during that period This book is a fascinating read and I enthusiastically recommend it.

  7. Amanda Cowher Amanda Cowher says:

    This was an intriguing, historical fiction that wove an intense murder mystery The Separatists, a real pacifist group who settled into Ohio in the early 1800 s, were richly described by the author The heroine, Adelaide, was very believable and brave, her thoughts deeply moving The story talks about the group s struggles as well as their triumphs as Adelaide tries to solve her friend s murder despite everything If you enjoy mysteries without romance and gore, give this one a try.

  8. Hafiza Hafiza says:

    Historical Mystery set in turn of the Century Zoar community.Heroine is the communityherb wife midwife.My problems Who dun it was too obvious.Heroine behavedlike a 21st century feminist than a 19th C Mennonite Quaker Amish woman.Heroine lusting after the Cow herder guy due to one brief glance touch, was just a stupid plot device to increase melodrama.

  9. Maureen Maureen says:

    Adelaide, a midwife, and Benjamin, a cabinet maker live in Zoar, OH in the 1830 s Their strict religious sect is shaken by the accidental drowning of a 16 yr old girl, who Adelaide discovers was pregnant Much to Benjamin s dismay, Adelaide seeks to learn the truth surrounding Joanna s death, putting her life and the lives of her family in jeopardy This is the first in a series.

  10. Angie Angie says:

    I love this genre, the setting, the era, makes for a wonderful book.I enjoyed this book for the most part, but had to give it 4 stars, as the beginning was confusing to me, almost jumbled I really loved the characters so I kept reading and I m glad I did.

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