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The Widows of Braxton County: A Novel (P.S.)

The Widows of Braxton County: A Novel (P.S.)

ISBN: 0062188267

Title: The Widows of Braxton County: A Novel (P.S.)

Author: Jess McConkey

KDL Description:

“The Krause family are no strangers to town gossip and for the women who marry them a life a struggle, disappointment and judgment usually follows. This is where we find our main characters Kate and Hannah- both women married to a Krause man, one in the 1890’s and one in present day. The tale flows through both characters voice and alternates chapter by chapter weaving a story of murder, gossip and secrets. A tremendous page turner that brings both stories crashing together and boiling down to one hauntingly fun read.”—Tina at KDL’s Service Center

Amazon Description:

Widows of Braxton County by Jess McConkey is a haunting and suspenseful novel about family secrets and how well we really know the people we love.
Kate is looking forward to starting a new life with her new husband, Joseph Krause. She leaves the big city and moves with him to the Iowa farm that has been in his family for more than 140 years.
Instead of something out of Country Living, Kate finds life on the farm a struggle. She hears gossip from the unfriendly neighbors about the connection between the Krause family and a mysterious death decades before.
As the past creeps into Kate’s present, she’s caught in a web of dangerous, unexplainable events.
Jess McConkey, who is also published under the pseudonym Shirley Damsgaard, is an award-winning writer of short fiction.