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Widow 1881

by (author) Sara Dahmen

Promontory Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2019
Historical, Historical, Westerns
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2019
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Proper Boston widow Jane Weber moves to the Dakota Territories under layers of lies to save her reputation. Stirring up controversy, Jane rooms with the last Blackfoot Sioux in town while navigating a mercurial friendship with the fiercely independent town grocer. In Flats Junction, though, everyone has an untold story. Battling her shortcomings, falsehoods, and swallowing her inherent curiosity, Jane must choose how she will truly reinvent herself, and where she belongs.

About the author

As one of (if not the only) female coppersmith in America, Sara Dahmen creates vintage and modern cookware in tin, copper, and iron. When not writing or sewing authentic clothing for 1830's fur trade reenactments, she can be found managing her household (not very well), hosting themed dinner parties, reading the Economist and reference books, brainstorming with her husband, John, or playing with her three young children in her Port Washington, Wisconsin.

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  • Winner, Author's Circle Book of the Year
  • Winner, CIPA EVVY Merit Award
  • Winner, Laramie Awards Grand Prize

Editorial Reviews

"Ms. Dahmen has managed to capture the essence of the time period and the heart of the woman brave enough to find her own way in this thoroughly enjoyable and engrossing novel. Don't miss it!" - Lesley Kagen, New York Times bestselling author of The Mutual Admiration Society and Whistling in the Dark."Sara Dahmen has done something most writers can only hope for. She's created a character whose inner strength, her unyielding sense of honor, just might be her undoing. Widow is a breathtaking journey through the interior landscape of a woman whose head has accepted her fate, but whose heart and quiet passions have other ideas." - Scott Wilbanks, award-winning author of The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster.

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