New Book Review in Regency World magazine!

By Carole Penfield | March 18, 2022

I was excited to open the March/April 2022 issue of Regency World magazine to find (on page 61) a book review by Joceline Bury of my third book. I am a longtime subscriber to this wonderful glossy magazine which arrives by mail from Bath, England. Here is what the book editor had to say about…

On Being a Midwife in the 17th Century

By Carole Penfield | January 31, 2022

On Being a Midwife, a Guest Post from Carole Penfield (NOTE: This Guest Post was published on Regina Jeffers “Every Woman Dreams” Blog on 1-10-22) During the Georgian and Regency eras, and even earlier, most women who were “breeding” worried a great deal, as these were the most dangerous years of their life. Two of…

Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine will be featuring this ad in the Jan/Feb 2022 issue

By carolepenfield | December 9, 2021

New Feature for Fans of The Midwife Chronicles

By Carole Penfield | October 19, 2021

Character Interview: Clare Dupres (age 14) Today, I am interviewing the heroine of Midwife of Normandy. The year is 1668. Bonjour, Mademoiselle. Would you mind answering a few questions? Maman will scold me if she finds out I am not studying my midwifery lessons. But if I stand out here by my front gate, I…


By Carole Penfield | September 23, 2021

ANNOUNCING MY RELAUNCH of Book One I am excited to reveal the brand new ebook cover image for Midwife of Normandy. The book was originally published in 2016, but I listened to fans who said the old pink cover (although very pretty) portrayed “fluffy romance.” If you have already read the book, you probably know…

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Book Club Video Experiment

By carolepenfield | March 30, 2019

I was recently contacted by a friend who lives in Boise, Idaho. Her book club members read Midwife of Normandy and invited the author (me) to attend their discussion group. Since I live in Arizona, we tried an experiment. Using the app GoogleDuo on my Android device, I was able to participate for an hour…

Author Interview re Midwife of Normandy

By carolepenfield | March 14, 2019

I was interviewed for the Literary Titan website, after being awarded a silver 4 star award for my first novel..  Hope this provides insight into my reasons for choosing this historical period and imagining what life was like for Huguenots living in 17th century France. MIDWIFE OF NORMANDY October, 2018 Midwife of Normandy follows young…

Of Bookstores and Fictional Characters

By carolepenfield | September 2, 2018

I have always been a fan of bookstores. Today, I daresay most readers purchase their books online—either as paperbacks or ebooks. Kudos to brave independent book store owners who try to save their businesses. This morning as I was perusing my local newspaper—The Camp Verde Bugle—I was touched by a letter to the editor written…

A beautiful portrait

By carolepenfield | August 5, 2018

Two years ago, as I was making final revisions to Midwife of Normandy, I found this image of a 17th century painting.  It reminded me so much of Clare Dupres combing her daughter Lucina’s curls, that I changed the color of Clare’s wedding gown to match. This is the type of gown a French lady…

Meet the Doll Book Club

By carolepenfield | July 31, 2018

In July, the members of the Doll Book Club chose Midwife of Normandy for their monthly discussion.  They recommended it to all their doll friends and look forward to reading Lucina’s Destiny at their next meeting! FYI: Author Carole Penfield is an avid doll collector, as well as an enthusiastic reader of historical fiction novels. These are…