The Widows Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

The Widows


  • Author : Jess Montgomery
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250184535

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The Widows Excerpt :

“The Widows kept me on the edge of my seat. Montgomery is a masterful storyteller.” —Lee Martin, author of Pulitzer Prize-Finalist The Bright Forever Inspired by the true story of Ohio’s first female sheriff, Jess Montgomery’s powerful, lyrical debut is the story of two women who take on murder and corruption at the heart of their community. Kinship, Ohio, 1924: When Lily Ross learns that her husband, Daniel, the town’s widely respected sheriff, has been killed while transporting a prisoner in an apparent accident, she vows to seek the truth about his death. Hours after his funeral, a stranger appears at her door. Marvena Whitcomb, a coal miner’s widow, is unaware that Daniel has died and begs to speak with him about her missing daughter. From miles away but worlds apart, Lily’s and Marvena’s lives collide as they realize that Daniel was perhaps not the man that either of them believed him to be. *BONUS CONTENT: This edition of The Widows includes a new introduction from the author and a discussion guide "The Widows is a gripping, beautifully written novel about two women avenging the murder of the man they both loved."—Hallie Ephron, New York Times bestselling author of You'll Never Know, Dear "Jess Montgomery's gorgeous writing can be just as dark and terrifying as a subterranean cave when the candle is snuffed out, but her prose can just as easily lead you to the surface for a gasp of air and a glimpse of blinding, beautiful sunlight. This is a powerful novel: a tale of loss, greed, and violence, and the story of two powerful women who refuse to stand down."—Wiley Cash, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Ballad, A Land More Kind than Home, and This Dark Road to Mercy "[A] flinty, heartfelt mystery that sings of hawks and history, of coal mines and the urgent fight for social justice."—Julia Keller, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bone on Bone

The Widows Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

The Widows


  • Author : Jess Montgomery
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250184528

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The Widows Excerpt :

“The Widows kept me on the edge of my seat. Montgomery is a masterful storyteller.” —Lee Martin, author of Pulitzer Prize-Finalist The Bright Forever Kinship, Ohio, 1924: When Lily Ross learns that her husband, Daniel Ross, the town’s widely respected sheriff, is killed while transporting a prisoner, she is devastated and vows to avenge his death. Hours after his funeral, a stranger appears at her door. Marvena Whitcomb, a coal miner’s widow, is unaware that Daniel has died, and begs to speak with him about her missing daughter. From miles away but worlds apart, Lily and Marvena’s lives collide as they realize that Daniel was not the man that either of them believed him to be—and that his murder is far more complex than either of them could have imagined. Inspired by the true story of Ohio’s first female sheriff, this is a powerful debut about two women’s search for justice as they take on the corruption at the heart of their community. "The Widows is a gripping, beautifully written novel about two women avenging the murder of the man they both loved."—Hallie Ephron, New York Times bestselling author of You'll Never Know, Dear "Jess Montgomery's gorgeous writing can be just as dark and terrifying as a subterranean cave when the candle is snuffed out, but her prose can just as easily lead you to the surface for a gasp of air and a glimpse of blinding, beautiful sunlight. This is a powerful novel: a tale of loss, greed, and violence, and the story of two powerful women who refuse to stand down."—Wiley Cash, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Ballad, A Land More Kind than Home, and This Dark Road to Mercy "[A] flinty, heartfelt mystery that sings of hawks and history, of coal mines and the urgent fight for social justice."—Julia Keller, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bone on Bone

The Widows  Might Book

The Widows Might


  • Author : Vivian Bruce Conger
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2009-03-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 081471711X

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The Widows Might Excerpt :

In early American society, one’s identity was determined in large part by gender. The ways in which men and women engaged with their communities were generally not equal: married women fell under the legal control of their husbands, who handled all negotiations with the outside world, as well as many domestic interactions. The death of a husband enabled women to transcend this strict gender divide. Yet, as a widow, a woman occupied a third, liminal gender in early America, performing an unusual mix of male and female roles in both public and private life. With shrewd analysis of widows’ wills as well as prescriptive literature, court appearances, newspaper advertisements, and letters, The Widows’ Might explores how widows were portrayed in early American culture, and how widows themselves responded to their unique role. Using a comparative approach, Vivian Bruce Conger deftly analyzes how widows in colonial Massachusetts, South Carolina, and Maryland navigated their domestic, legal, economic, and community roles in early American society.

The Widow s Secret Book
Score: 5
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The Widow s Secret


  • Author : Naomi Rawlings
  • Publisher : Cedar Lake Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781955356015

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The Widow s Secret Excerpt :

She needs a new beginning, but what if starting again costs more than she can bear? With five children to care for, Brigitte Dubois struggles to find a way to support herself in order to keep her children out of the dangerous criminal underworld of her late husband’s family. When her father-in-law forces her hand, she’s sent to a farm on the outskirts of Abbeville, France, where she needs to gather information on a former soldier who may have played a role in her husband’s death. Jean Paul Belanger knows firsthand the suffering that hunger and starvation can bring. That’s why he’s back on his family farm, working to feed the town’s hungry—and avoiding thinking about his past. He knows God has forgiven him for past wrongs, but forgiving himself has proven harder than he thought. When a beautiful, auburn-haired woman appears asking for a job, she and her children prove just the distraction he needs. Digging up Jean Paul’s secrets isn’t easy. He offers food to all who need it, insists on helping her and the children, disarms her with his kind heart and caring ways—and won’t say a word about his past. But her father-in-law is growing impatient, and if she doesn’t find a way to appease him, the price might be greater than she and Jean Paul can afford to pay. *Previously published as The Soldier’s Secrets

Winning the Widow s Heart Book
Score: 3
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Winning the Widow s Heart


  • Author : Sherri Shackelford
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2012-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459230972

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Winning the Widow s Heart Excerpt :

When Texas Ranger Jack Elder stormed the isolated Kansas homestead, he expected to find a band of outlaws. Instead, the only occupant is a heavily pregnant woman—and she's just gone into labor. A loner uneasy with emotion, Jack helps deliver widow Elizabeth Cole's baby girl and can't get back on the trail fast enough. The robber and murderer he's after killed one of Jack's own, and he vows to catch the man. But when he returns to check on Elizabeth and her little one, he discovers that she may hold the key to his unsettled past—and his hoped-for future.

The Widow s Daughter Book
Score: 4
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The Widow s Daughter


  • Author : Nicholas Edlin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-03-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101577318

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The Widow s Daughter Excerpt :

A spellbinding story of love, war, and betrayal. Peter Sokol, an artist living in San Diego, is haunted by his past. In 1943, Captain Sokol is a surgeon in the U.S. Marines stationed in Auckland, New Zealand, where he and his longtime nemesis have fallen in love with the same beautiful and enigmatic woman, Emily Walters. Dismissive of Emily's suspiciously British mother and violent brother, the two vie for her hand. When Emily's brother is discovered murdered, Sokol is the prime suspect. As he fights to prove his innocence, he finds that the woman he loves is not who she seems, and that the blood of another might be on his hands.

The Widow s Secret Book

The Widow s Secret


  • Author : Sara Mitchell
  • Publisher : Steeple Hill
  • Release Date : 2009-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781426830372

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The Widow s Secret Excerpt :

When Jocelyn Tremayne saved her husband's reputation, she lost everything—including her faith in God. The idealistic bride once had a future all New York society envied. Now the young widow is suspected of an unthinkable crime. And to clear her name, she must uncover a conspiracy…and endanger her disillusioned heart. Although Secret Service agent Micah MacKenzie needs Jocelyn's aid to infiltrate the city's most privileged circles, he's determined to keep her at arm's length. But the more she risks to help him find the truth, the more he sees the wrongly judged woman she truly is. Now he will do whatever it takes to win her trust, rekindle her belief—and prove his love.

The Widow s Bachelor Bargain Book

The Widow s Bachelor Bargain


  • Author : Teresa Southwick
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2015-12-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780373659333

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The Widow s Bachelor Bargain Excerpt :

"Category: Home and family"--Page 4 of cover.

The Widow s Children  A Novel Book

The Widow s Children A Novel


  • Author : Paula Fox
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-06-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393342147

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The Widow s Children A Novel Excerpt :

"Chekhovian. . . . Every line of Fox's story, every gesture of her characters, is alive and surprising."—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times On the eve of their trip to Africa, Laura Maldonada Clapper and her husband, Desmond, sit in a New York City hotel room, drinking scotch-and-sodas and awaiting the arrival of three friends: Clara Hansen, Laura's timid, brow-beaten daughter from a previous marriage; Carlos, Laura's flamboyant and charming brother; and Peter Rice, a melancholy editor whom Laura hasn't seen for over a year. But what begins as a bon voyage party soon parlays into a bitter, claustrophobic clash of family resentment. From the hotel room to the tony restaurant to which the five embark, Laura presides over the escalating innuendo and hostility with imperial cruelty, for she is hiding the knowledge that her mother, the family matriarch, has died of a heart attack that morning. A novel as intense as it is unerringly observed, The Widow's Children is another revelation of the storyteller's art from the incomparable Paula Fox.

The Widow s Web Book

The Widow s Web


  • Author : E. M. Albano
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 1434368513

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The Widow s Web Excerpt :

The Widow's Web is a story that carries several messages. Love is not diminished by wealth, nor is it protected. The "house gift" was written to demonstrate parental love that carries no price tag. Doug Harrison's presentation of the gift was written with personal empathy. The story also reminds us that while we may plan our futures, destiny often intervenes and takes us to " a new path where the sun has not traveled, but where there can be comfort in the far off sounds of a bird singing to the forest." Andrea's voyage to a far off land was as much of a surprise to her as it is to the reader!

The Widow s Coat Book

The Widow s Coat


  • Author : Miriam Sagan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 55
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015058082978

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The Widow s Coat Excerpt :

Poetry. Written during the two years following the death of her husband, Miriam Sagan's THE WIDOW'S COAT paints landscapes of bleak astonishment that he is no longer alive, vivid images of his continued presence in the everyday experience of memory, and jumbled ranges of confusion and surprise as she finds herself once again in love with a childhood sweetheart. "When the worst befalls the best, sometimes amazed music occurs. Miriam Sagan eulogizes and exalts so that we're able to feel our own griefs while rejoicing that she has articulated loss so bravely and well"--Joan Logghe.

The Widow s Son Book
Score: 4
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The Widow s Son


  • Author : Robert Anton Wilson
  • Publisher : Roc
  • Release Date : 1991-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 0451450779

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The Widow s Son Excerpt :

Throughout history, secret societies have played a crucial role in shaping events that have created our world. Only an inner circle of power elite know the full extent of the influence of the conspiracy. It is Paris, 1772, and Sigismundo Celine knows he is destined to play an important part in this history-behind-history. The masons, the English nobil ity, the Jabobites, the Rosicrucians, the ruling clique of pre-Revolution France: these are but a few of the factions involved in the machinations and intrigue in which Sigismundo has become enmeshed. Thrown into the Bastille, shot at, assaulted by assassins, tortured, and brutally interrogated, he knows only what he is and what he must do to become the one spoken of in the old texts. But what he doesn't know could kill him: the secret powers of Maria, the Italian beauty who has become an English Lady; the Irish fisherman, Moon, who stumbles across the inner workings of an unsuspected cult; and the question they keep asking: the identity of The Widow's Son.