The Reputed Wife



[Ebook] ➠ The Reputed Wife Author Jo Ann Butler – E17streets4all.co.uk Herodias Gardner defends religious freedom when she risks the Puritans whipping post to protest the torture of Quakers, and seeks to soften a king s heart When her friend Mary Dyer defies banishment a Herodias Gardner defends religious freedom when she risks the Puritans whipping post to protest the torture of Quakers, and seeks to soften a king s heart When her friend Mary Dyer defies banishment and faces the gallows in the same quest, what will Herod do Herod also challenges convention at home as she seeks to keep personal scandal hidden Though she The Reputed MOBI :ò has taken George Gardner s name and borne his children, they have never wed When the couple is called to court, does it mean that their secret has been revealed The Reputed Wife is the second volume in the Scandalous Life series about Herodias Long, the most notorious resident of th century Newport, Rhode Island.The Reputed Wife

A genealogist and one time colonial archeologist, Ms Butler has tapped her work in New England for her first historical fiction novel, Rebel Puritan She can be reached at rebelpuritan.

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  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • The Reputed Wife
  • Jo Ann Butler
  • English
  • 13 September 2018
  • 0982978022

10 thoughts on “The Reputed Wife

  1. says:

    A worthy sequel to Rebel Puritan but working equally as well as a stand alone volume, The Reputed Wife is the second installment in the saga of courageous, strong willed, tough as nails Herodias Long With her straightforward, lyrical prose and vivid imagery, JoAnn Butler brings her spirited heroine to life in a beautifully wrought tale with as much drama as a soap opera but built on a solid historical foundation At a time when it could bring a death sentence to dissent from popular opinion, th A worthy sequel to Rebel Puritan but working equally as well as a stand alone volume, The Reputed Wife is the second installment in the saga of courageous, strong willed, tough as nails Herodias Long With her straightforward, lyrical prose and vivid imagery, JoAnn Butler brings her spirited heroine to life in a beautifully wrought tale with as much drama as a soap opera but built on a solid historical foundation At a time when it could bring a death sentence to dissent from popular opinion, this remarkable woman not only stands up to but challenges convention and, by one powerful act of defiance, shakes an entire community s perception of what they believe to be right.Although the story takes place in the past, the set of women s issues brought to light in this illuminating work are unchanging and as relevant now as at any time in history And to anyone who thinks that the background of our own country is not as sensational or interesting as that of England or other popular European settings, this book which I thoroughly enjoyed and heartily recommend will change your mind Two thumbs way, way up for JoAnn Butler

  2. says:

    Every bit as well done as the first book Rebel Puritan Fans of historical fiction will love The Reputed Wife I am eagerly looking forward to the next book in the series If you haven t read Rebel Puritan and the Reputed Wife I highly recommend that you do so.

  3. says:

    This novel is a fascinating combination of history and fiction, with fabulous storytelling filling in the gaps in historical records left by the distance of over three hundred years Jo Ann Butler makes Colonial New England come to life in a whole new way for me She breathes life into the long dead, and draws me into the world of Rhode Island in the 1600 s Not a place I would want to time travel to by any means, but journeying with Jo Ann Butler s Herod makes for a safe, if an occasionally emo This novel is a fascinating combination of history and fiction, with fabulous storytelling filling in the gaps in historical records left by the distance of over three hundred years Jo Ann Butler makes Colonial New England come to life in a whole new way for me She breathes life into the long dead, and draws me into the world of Rhode Island in the 1600 s Not a place I would want to time travel to by any means, but journeying with Jo Ann Butler s Herod makes for a safe, if an occasionally emotionally harrowing journey The founders of Rhode Island live and breathe on these pages, and I find myself captivated by a world long gone A highly recommended read

  4. says:

    An excellent sequel to Rebel Puritan, the Reputed Wife has continued to capture the intriguing saga of the life of Herodias Long in the well researched historical setting in which she lived and loved A thoroughly interesting, historically important, and highly enjoyable read, I am delighted to add this volume to my library shelf, right next to Rebel Puritan I so look forward to the next chapter in the life of Herodias in the upcoming third sequel, which I fully expect to be equally enthralling An excellent sequel to Rebel Puritan, the Reputed Wife has continued to capture the intriguing saga of the life of Herodias Long in the well researched historical setting in which she lived and loved A thoroughly interesting, historically important, and highly enjoyable read, I am delighted to add this volume to my library shelf, right next to Rebel Puritan I so look forward to the next chapter in the life of Herodias in the upcoming third sequel, which I fully expect to be equally enthralling, as this captivating saga continues

  5. says:

    Set in 17th century Northeast, primarily in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, The Reputed Wife is the story of Goodwife Herodias Herod Gardner a k a Hicks and her struggle to free herself from the bonds of a rash marriage to John Hicks After Hicks beats her to within an inch of her life, Herod finds solace, love, and security in George Gardner, but in the process loses the children that she had with Hicks It is the story of redemption and her efforts to vindicate herself in a patriarchal purit Set in 17th century Northeast, primarily in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, The Reputed Wife is the story of Goodwife Herodias Herod Gardner a k a Hicks and her struggle to free herself from the bonds of a rash marriage to John Hicks After Hicks beats her to within an inch of her life, Herod finds solace, love, and security in George Gardner, but in the process loses the children that she had with Hicks It is the story of redemption and her efforts to vindicate herself in a patriarchal puritanical world The Reputed Wife is also the story of Rhode Island s developing, and at times rocky, relationship with neighboring areas A turf war between the governors over their fiefdoms is in progress at the start of the novel and continues throughout Complicating this is that Rhode Island is viewed as an unruly step child no one wants because it befriends Quakers and any others who have the audacity to call attention and protest against abuses, whether leveled by Puritans, government, or individuals seeking vengeance.Butler s writing is easy to get into, though at times, it is hard to tell who is speaking, particularly early on when the reader does not have the necessary background In spite of this, the story resonated with me I could identify with Herod in her quest to determine what she wanted out of life In her time, women s options were limited and as a result she finds her voice, in some rather painful ways This pain is not borne in vain, however Herod finds that the simple good life of home and hearth can be compelling testimony, at timesso than the vocal martyrdom engaged of her friend, Mary Dyer and other Quakers Butler also brings out through Herod s struggle with recognizing when God has spoken that a quiet faith can be as powerful as fire and brimstone oratory.In terms of the structure, I have no complaints, though I would have liked to have had the ending a bitfleshed out Herod s story ended too quickly I envisioneddetail of the understated tug of war for Herod s attention and heart that was occurring between George Gardner and John Porter by bringing this conflict out in the open between Herod and Porter and then by giving the reader what my husband calls a snail s eye view of Herod s decision to make amends with Gardner and reclaim her life with him and their children All in all, The Reputed Wife was excellent and I learned a lot If Goodreads allowed partial stars, I would have given the novel a 4.75 A Layered Pages Review.Susan Berry

  6. says:

    I won this book on Good Reads When I was notified that I would be receiving this book, I immediately downloaded the first in the series Rebel Puritan and LOVED IT I found the sequel to be just as enthralling as the first book A rare find indeed This is the continued story of Herodias Long, a member of the early American colonial community who defies Puritan convention and chooses to live life by her own conscience This is a dangerous thing under the rule of restrictive Puritans The book ski I won this book on Good Reads When I was notified that I would be receiving this book, I immediately downloaded the first in the series Rebel Puritan and LOVED IT I found the sequel to be just as enthralling as the first book A rare find indeed This is the continued story of Herodias Long, a member of the early American colonial community who defies Puritan convention and chooses to live life by her own conscience This is a dangerous thing under the rule of restrictive Puritans The book skillfully paints a picture of life during that historical era with it s hardships, challenges and intolerance The book is full of nail biting danger, intrigue and beautiful scenic narrative Herod is a character that you can easily get behind and cheer on I think there is a little bit of that rebel spirit in all of us This book was very eye opening to the struggles of other non puritan immigrants I had always thought that the Puritans came to America for religious freedom and did not know that they severely persecuted anyone who did not follow their faith showing the same intolerance from which they were trying to escape I can t wait for final book to be released I will definitely be pre ordering

  7. says:

    The Reputed Wife is the sequel to Rebel Puritan, which I have not yet read The author and I did a book swap a copy of Reputed Wife for a copy of my own book, Puritan Witch At first I felt like I should have read Rebel Puritan first, but I do think Reputed Wife makes a great stand alone novel I don t know how a wife and mother could just up and leave her family though, in an attempt to rescue a Quaker friend from suicide by Puritan Law Her husband George seemed WAY too understandin The Reputed Wife is the sequel to Rebel Puritan, which I have not yet read The author and I did a book swap a copy of Reputed Wife for a copy of my own book, Puritan Witch At first I felt like I should have read Rebel Puritan first, but I do think Reputed Wife makes a great stand alone novel I don t know how a wife and mother could just up and leave her family though, in an attempt to rescue a Quaker friend from suicide by Puritan Law Her husband George seemed WAY too understanding for a Colonial man to be I expected him to be a littlepatriarchal and insistent, but Herodias was apparently the stronger spirited of the two and although he seemed to disapprove, George allowed her to trek the wilderness in hopes of rescuing her friend The Scandalous Life series continues, I hear, and I am looking forward to reading what Jo Ann Butler has for us next

  8. says:

    It s said that Puritans came to New England for freedom of religion In truth, they wanted to bar other religions from their colonies, and tortured the Quakers trying to keep them out Herodias Gardner was one of the few who dared to speak out against the abuse, and she was whipped for her bravery What happened to her friend Mary Dyer was even worse.Jo Ann Butler does a terrific job of depicting the hardships of colonial life, and also Herodias messy domestic life That woman simply can t keep It s said that Puritans came to New England for freedom of religion In truth, they wanted to bar other religions from their colonies, and tortured the Quakers trying to keep them out Herodias Gardner was one of the few who dared to speak out against the abuse, and she was whipped for her bravery What happened to her friend Mary Dyer was even worse.Jo Ann Butler does a terrific job of depicting the hardships of colonial life, and also Herodias messy domestic life That woman simply can t keep her husbands sorted out I can t wait for the final chapters

  9. says:

    I ve been visiting the Rebel Puritan website badgering Butler to finish the next part of the Herodias Long saga since the moment I put down book 1.Butler did not disappoint Reputed Wife was equally compelling I completed another read of Rebel Puritan, and I am now impatiently awaiting Butler s completion of book 3.

  10. says:

    Such a captivating story about one of the author s ancestors This is a sequel to Butler s first novel The Rebel Puritan I loved the first book so much that I was excited to continue reading Herod s story A great look at the Puritan Quaker conflict of the 17th century in New England Bonus points for the book being free to borrow on Kindle

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