Widow 1881



The Dakota Territories Held Promise For Misfits, Outlaws, And Hardened Pioneers, But Would Flats Junction Offer Enough Sanctuary And Hope For The Widow From Back East Boston Widow Jane Weber Moves To The Dakota Territories To Reinvent Herself Stirring Up Controversy, Jane Rooms With The Last Blackfoot Sioux In Town And Navigates A Mercurial Friendship With The Fiercely Independent Town Grocer She Finds Everyone Has An Untold Story, Including Her Unpredictable Employer, The Town Doctor The Print Version Of Widow 1881 Has Charming Illustrations And A Map Of The Flats Junction, Dakota Area Both The Epub And Print Editions Come With Book Club Questions, Historical References, And Notes For The Reader Ms Dahmen Has Managed To Capture The Very Essence Of The Time Period And The Heart Of The Woman Brave Enough To Find Her Own Way In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 A Character At War With The World Is Good A Character At War With Herself Is Better Sara Dahmen Has Done Something Magical She S Given Us One At War With Both Scott Wilbanks, Author Of The Lemoncholy Life Of Anne Aster Dahmen Brings Into Focus The Joys And Deprivations Of Life On The American Frontier Through The Eyes Of A Newly Independent, Albeit Naive, Woman It Pulls On The Gut As Much As The Heart Chanticleer ReviewsWidow 1881

Metalsmith, mother of 3, and novelist Sara Dahmen lives in Wisconsin, and is the author of historical women s fiction, as well as a small press run of world themed children s books She is the designer and founder of House Copper Cookware an American made kitchenware and copper cookware line She manufactures pure metal kitchenware in tin, copper and iron in her garage.She has sat on her

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  • Widow 1881
  • Sara Dahmen
  • 17 May 2018

10 thoughts on “Widow 1881

  1. says:

    In Widow 1881 the first book in the Flats Junction series , Mrs Jane Weber, is a widow with a secret Unable to continue living within the stifling social conventions of Boston, she leaves her life of status and relative ease to take a job as a housekeeper for Dr Kinney in the Dakota Territory Knowing she leaves domestic comforts behind, she finds the courage to face the unknown What I love about this book is how author Sara Dahmen has overlaid a small story against the giant backdrop of the western territory with well research historical richness The issues her characters grapple with a woman s place, social confines, tolerance, change, shame, taboo, love, loss are painfully familiar to moder...

  2. says:

    I was immediately drawn into this story and remained in its thrall throughout the entire book The heroine, Jane Weber, is a strong, plucky woman determined to make her escape from her straight laced, judgmental peers and family in Boston She accepts a house keeper position with a doctor in the Dakota Territories The descriptions of life and people in the small community sucked me into the era The attitudes and behaviors of the townsfolk felt real to me Some deeds or beliefs were mysterious, and it is only as the story continues to unfold that the reasons for the sometimes perplexing actions become known Certain prejudices and feelings are blatant within the Dakota Territories, while some biases are veiled There are expectations for living harmoniously Jane and her employer are tolerant than most but they still must tread carefully Everyone one has their secrets, it seems The book examines intolerance in its ugliness, but also...

  3. says:

    Title Widow 1881Author Sara DahmenGenre Women s Historical Pioneer FictionBlurb Boston widow Jane Weber moves to the Dakota Territories to save her respectability but finds her proper views challenged every step Rooming with the last Blackfoot Sioux in Flats Junction and navigating a mercurial friendship with the fiercely independent town grocer leaves Jane reeling as she stumbles to understand the town folk and the unwritten rules of the west in 1881 Everyone has a story, including Jane herself and her unpredictable physician employer.Extract Suppose it is not real I have not yet felt the quickening It is early yet too early to really discuss it For this employer to know, when my lover had not and my husband could not, feels as if I am exposing my private bedroom to a stranger Terror shoots into me I hadn t wanted him to find out Not so soon and not like this Damn the Widow I d asked her not to speak Now he will send me back home to be a widowed mother alone in the quietness of my parents house and the sharp stigma of the loose widow No one back east will truly believe the child is Henry s They might think I went wild in the west.No one knows me here There is some safety in it, and I must convince him to let me stay And I must tell him the same lie There s no other way Everyone here in Flats Junction must think I was as married and settled as I say And the Doctor to...

  4. says:

    What a book I had to fight with myself not to skip ahead and see what was going to happen This is a book in the tone of a Jane Austin novel written in the Wild West As you can tell from the title it is set in the late 1800 s Times were changing society was very unkind and full of prejudice Information about our nation was scarce or only what one person passed to another Information changing often and occasionally embellished in the telling was then printed in a newspaper thousands of miles away This is historical fiction, a very good telling of a story following fairly close to fact of the times and true to the settings of the scenery both in the east and the west It s also a little bit of a western and a love story It is in the second paragraph of a review that a reviewer writes of an author s writing skills as well as any of those lacking I just cannot find anything to write about this author lacking writing skills Most times I can find something I would have preferred an author do d...

  5. says:

    Jane leaves her comfortable life on the east coast to go west in search of a new life and maybe even a new love Circumstances following her husband s death result in Jane s desire to reinvent herself in a place where no one knows her But life on the prairie is hard and sometimes gruesome work, which comes as a shock to Jane To pile on, Jane also has to room with a native woman who doesn t speak to her Luckily, Jane is realistic with a thirst for knowledge, which makes her surroundings bearable, even when she messes up royally at first With her eager demeanor and open mindedness, Jane endears herself to the town, and vice versa Soon, it becomes her home, and she grows and comfortable playing house with her employer, Irishman and fellow outsider Dr Kinney.Of course, the life Jane was trying to escape catches up to her in a dramatic and painful way, which changes her relationship Dr Kinney I read the last third of the book at rapid speed, wonderin...

  6. says:

    This is a first person narrated story about a widow who goes out west to the Dakota Territory in 1881 to be a housekeeper for a doctor She travels to Flats Junction, where we are also introduced to a feisty general store owner, Kate, and to Jane s Sioux landlady, Widow Hawks Jane s work for the doctor includes some nursing, cooking, working in the house and garden, and secretary To the reader, it is obvious the doctor has fallen for Jane, but she has a secret that must be revealed she s carrying a child, the fruit of a passionate fling that she had after her husband s death The author has done her research and the patterns of speech, the settlers prejudices against the Native Americans, and the settings are brought to life in this captivating story There are details about everyday life on the fronti...

  7. says:

    Pleasant story of Jane Weber, a widow, who leaves gossiping friends and family for the Dakotas in 1881 Answering a want ad for a housekeeper nurse, she begins her new life working for a doctor.This may have been published in 2014 under the titl...

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