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THE WIDOW'S WAR
Genre: Historical Romance, Historical Fiction
With crisp, clean prose, Mackey shows that while much of the South considered breaking with the Union over states' rights, in the Kansas Territory it was all about slavery. Readers become a part of Mackey's three-dimensional characters' lives as they're drawn into the conflict and history.
With her abolitionist fiance, Dr. William Saylor, presumed dead, Carrie Vinton is left alone and pregnant in Rio de Janeiro. Then William's stepbrother, Deacon Presgrove, arrives with a marriage proposal. Concerned for her child, Carrie accepts and returns to Kansas with him. That's
Thinking nothing of her reputation
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: September 2009