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The River Widow
The River Widow | Ann Howard Creel
5 posts | 4 read | 8 to read
From the bestselling author of The Whiskey Sea comes a stirring novel of a young woman's survival and liberation during the Great Depression. In 1937, with flood waters approaching, Adah Branch accidentally kills her abusive husband, Lester, and surrenders his body to the raging river, only to be swept away herself. So begins her story of survival, return to civilization, defense against accusations of murder, and the fight to save herself and her stepdaughter, Daisy, from the clutches of her husband's notoriously cruel family, who have their sights set on revenge for Lester's death. Essentially trapped, Adah must plan an escape. But when she develops feelings for the one person essential to her plan's success, she faces a painful choice: Will she choose to risk everything saving Daisy or take the new life offered by a loving man?
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BookBumming
The River Widow | Ann Howard Creel
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It was another fabulous read by Ann Howard Creel. One of those stories where family isn‘t about blood but more about love and sacrifices. Powerful and full of suspense! The book is set during and after the Ohio River Flood Of 1937 super interesting time period and event!
It‘s my second book by Ann Howard Creel. I adore her writing style. Her character development is always so strong! I think it‘s her forte!

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KCCOkatey
The River Widow | Ann Howard Creel
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This really didn‘t do it for me this month, I chose this for my Kindle First Reads. I was unsure of which book to choose and this ended up being a dud for me.

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Texreader
The River Widow | Ann Howard Creel
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Intriguing plot was wasted on a long, slow, repetitive whine from the main character who lacked imagination to get herself out of a bad situation. What felt like it could have been resolved in less than a month took more than a year as seasons passed and the main character whiled away her time bemoaning the situation. And did the stepdaughter ever age? I stayed for the plot but worn down by its telling.

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KCCOkatey
The River Widow | Ann Howard Creel
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Chose this for my Kindle First pick this month, just in time to start a new book. Hopefully it‘s good, I didn‘t really care for any of the books this month based off their description so I‘m hoping this will surprise me.
#kindlefirst #firstreads

RedxoHearts That's what I ended up picking as well. Though none of them really jumped out at me this month. 9mo
KCCOkatey @RedxoHearts I‘m finishing up the book I‘m now and starting this later 9mo
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The River Widow | Ann Howard Creel
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My November First pick.

Redwritinghood I got this one too. 9mo
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