"Against all odds, Endurance Proudfoot sets out to become an independent woman in this spirited and heartening story set in 1757."
An all-embracing feel-good historical relationship tale with a difference. Wonderfully independent and unconventional, Endurance Proudfoot arrives in London determined to follow in the family business of bone setting. This novel focuses on the importance of self-belief and staying true to yourself. Frances Quinn writes with beautifully simplicity, in that the story just flows, gathering up your thoughts and feelings as you read. While romance enters stage right, the relationships between the women sit front and centre. Durie’s sister, aunt, and step-mother are interesting characters in their own right, ensuring there is a depth to the tale. Durie is just fabulous, she is clumsy, naive yet determined, honest and true. Her journey had me wanted to shake her on some occasions and applaud her on others, always the sign of a character getting under your skin! You’ll discover the origins of the story at the end, and it was fascinating to read. That Bonesetter Woman is a truly heartwarming and oh-so readable novel I’ve chosen as a Liz Pick of the Month.