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An offbeat, romantic Western adventure that starts in 1849..carefully honed prose captures the cadence and atmosphere of the period---Kirkus Review



A satisfying, beautifully crafted and provocative novel--- Dan Barnett, Chico Enterprise Record



Widow Creek is an incredible story of bravery and adventure as Mariah Hardwick Penngrove of Missouri takes on the wild fr
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Paperback, 330 pages
Published October 4th 2018 by Lucky Bat Books
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Michael McLellan
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I don’t read love stories very often. Widow Creek is a love story. It didn’t take long for me to figure out it's not of your typical variety. You see, it isn’t a novel of love between a man and a woman; there is that, and it’s beautiful, but it’s not what drives the tale. The real love story here is of a woman’s love for the American west. The raw, alluring, and often brutal American west of the 19th century. Take that, and weave a mystery into it which spans over a century, and you have a truly ...more
Jessica Belmont
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I always go into books expecting them to be something I enjoy. I did not expect to be blown away by Widow Creek. It’s beautifully written, and I was transported back to 1849 and the American West. It was so vividly described. This is my first read from Sarah Margolis Pearce, and it will not be my last!

I really enjoyed the characters in this novel. Especially Mariah. Her journey is captivating and I found her complex and wonderful to read about.

This is a historical fiction novel with a bit o
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Stanley McShane
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Carefully keeping her own journal of the harsh trail with the wagon train on which she and new spouse set off on, she tells the tale of continuing without him in 1849 after his despicable scheme backfires. Instead of San Francisco (the original destination), she makes it to Remington River in northern California where she meets the Old Mandarin...and Pajaro Mendonca.

The hills promised gold after discovery of the element in Sutter Creek near Coloma, California in 1848 and the territory was in a
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Karly Drake
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Yup. I said it. Wow. I read her first book and enjoyed it, I am blown away by how far she has come as a writer. I confess, I am a friend of the author, truly, this doesn't matter. About 15 pages in I totally forgot I was reading a book written b a friend, it's that good. Many will think the journey west to be played out and yet here is a fresh twist. There are entries from the journals of Lewis and Clark, there is Chinatown in SF in the 1800s, a fascinating look at land claims and status wa ...more
Melinda M
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Widow Creek by Sarah Margolis Pearce is a historical story set in the 1849 with historical sleuths from 2015 looking at a mystery using a journal form the time in question.. It is well write and makes the time period come alive.
I received a copy thru a Goodreads Giveaway.
Kariss
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Keep on writing Sarah !!
Looking forward to your next one.
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