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The Widow's War by Sally Cabot Gunning
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Mar 16, 09

Read in March, 2009

This one took me a little longer to read, maybe because it was a busy weekend, I don't know. I just didn't make time to read it.

When I did finally sit down, I devoured it and really loved it. Lyddie was a really relatable character and my heart just broke for what was happening to her. I was really glad that the author included some information, at the end, about how life really was during the year she had written about. It is fascinating and it was inspiring to read about a woman who bucked the system.

I really loved the 'twist' at the end and how she was forced to make a decision one way or the other, and so was her son-in-law. I feel like she made the right one and I was so proud of her.

I also loved the setting: Cape Cod during the 1760's. I've read my share of historical fiction and this is a new setting/time period and I was really eager to learn more about what was going on.

Really good stuff.
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