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The Widow's War by Sally Cabot Gunning
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Jul 06, 10

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction, library-book, read-in-2010, read-in-july
Read from July 03 to 04, 2010

This is a novel I decided to read because it was available via e-book at my local library and it sounded good. I was blown away by this story and by Lyddie. Not only in her strength how she handles her husband’s death, but also in how she handles her husband’s life. They were as equal as they could be in the time and place they lived, which was practically unheard of. This had a negative impact on her life when her husband died, because she was used to being respected and she lost all of that respect, just as she lost her home and control of her life. Her emotions were raw and I flew through these pages feeling each moment of desire, of depression, of determination and hope right along with Lyddie. She stood up for her rights, no matter how small, even when she became ostracized from her family. It was people that acted in the same manor as Lyddie, who started paving the way for women’s rights and their equal status.

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