Monday, May 20, 2019

Blog Tour Book Review: The Yankee Widow by Linda Lael Miller



Title: The Yankee Widow
Author: Linda Lael Miller
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Historical
Published By: MIRA (May 1, 2019)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review


Book Description:
From a #1 New York Times bestselling novelist comes this richly layered, multi-generational saga set against the backdrop of the Civil War, told in a smart, assured, compelling voice. Linda Lael Miller is known for portraying strong women characters at climactic points in history that speak to the hurge fanbase that she has creates as the author of over 100 novels.

A richly drawn, multigenerational saga writ large against the complexities and heartbreak among families of both sides as men take up the war to presserve the nation or defend their way of life. Told in a smart, assured and compelling voice, the novel is the story of Caroline, the young wife of Jacob, who together live on a farm raising their daughter Rachel just outside of Gettysburg. When Jacob joins the Northern army to do his duty and help save the Union, no one anticipates he will not return. Caroline gets news that he is wounded and has been taken to Washington DC with his regiment, and so she must find her way there and navigate the thousands of wounded to find him. Thus begin this saga that focuses on the strong women and men of both sides and both races who sacrificed so much and loved so well during this critical juncture in American history.






About the Author:




The daughter of a town marshal, LINDA LAEL MILLER is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West. The "First Lady of the West" lives outside Spokane, Washington, where her rescued horses, dogs and cats live the high life.

Published since 1983, Linda was awarded the prestigious Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 by the Romance Writers of America. She was recently inducted into the Wild West Heritage Foundation's Walk of Fame for her dedication to preserving the heritage of the Wild West.

Hallmark Channel is developing a series based on Miller's Big Sky Country novels, published by HQN Books. In addition to writing more contemporary cowboy romances, she is working furiously on a big book Civil War series for Harlequin. When not writing, Linda loves to focus her creativity on a wide variety of art projects.

More information about Linda and her novels is available at www.lindalaelmiller.com and at www.facebook.com/OfficialLindaLaelMiller





Beautifully written and rich in detail, The Yankee Widow will transport you back in time to an era that is seldom talked about let alone experienced. With a country literally torn in two with brother again brother and friend and foes alike, this atmospheric novel will make you feel like you are in the very heart of the battle, both on the field and off. 

A time when war raged the country side, women had to be strong and independent and children grew up way too fast. When men were gentlemen still and freedom was a thing that not everyone experienced or got the luxury of having. 


Wonderfully told in alternating point of views, The Yankee Widow will tug at your heart strings and keep you thoroughly engaged the whole way through. Truly a riveting story that you will be glad you took the time to read, enjoy, and learn from. 




42 comments:

  1. Oh it looks really well done

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  2. Ah this definitely sounds like heart-aching story. I'm glad to hear you loved it so much!

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  3. This looks so good and I used to read this author! Great review and thanks for sharing.

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    1. I really do want to check out more of her books now. I just had a really good time with this one.

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  4. I enjoy this author and would totally devour this. Wonderful review!

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    1. I definitely need to read more! Any recommendations?

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  5. Lovely review!! You've convinced me to check it out lol!!

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  6. I have a copy fo this one. I love Civil War era books, and I am so happy to hear that you loved this. Looking forward to reading it soon.

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    1. Glad you have it and hope you love it as well!

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  7. Looks sweet and I'm curious about the setting as well as the romance.

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  8. I do love reading stories in this time period and how strong people had to be. This sounds great. I always think of her as a western author, but looks like she wrote some good 'eastern' historicals, too. :)

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    1. I had no idea she was a "western" author. How fun! I will have to look up her other books as well.

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  9. I love her work. I didn't know about this one. Great review.

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  10. love this review Kindlemom, mine is waiting on the pile :)

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  11. It's hard to believe the wars fought here happened not that long ago. This does sound like a wonderful story. Great review! :)

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  12. This story sounds like it was emotional and really tugged at your heartstrings. It sounds like such a beautiful story that hooked you from the very beginning to the very end! Lovely review!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  13. It's been a long time since I've read one of her books. I do like her though.

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    1. I can't believe I hadn't heard of her before now.

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  14. This is the first time I hear about this author. This one sounds so emotional! Glad you loved it :)
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

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  15. I'm not sure I've read much set during this time period. I'm glad it was a good read!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I haven't read a whole lot but I want to read more now!

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  16. You know I think I've read only one other civil war set book. This sounds great!

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    1. I have hardly read any either, nor that I think about it, have I even seen very many.

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  17. The plot sounds interesting but I already know that this is not my type of book. Great review~ thanks for share darling
    xx

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  18. this sounds so good, i don't think I've read anything set in this time period so I am curious

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    1. I know you read these type of reads once in a while so this might be something you would like Lily!

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  19. This sounds so good! The Civil War always makes for very interesting dynamics. Great review!

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  20. I'm so happy you enjoyed this one! Historical books are not my bread and butter, but I can definitely see the appeal. I don't like to read books set in the past or future, though. I like to live in the moment in life and in books. :)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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  21. It's been a minute since I've read Miller so I need to give this one a go. Great review!
    Simply Angela

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    1. Thank you and I'm definitely a fan now. :D

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