"WIDOW WOMAN is sweeping drama which follows these two people through trial and tribulation. Some of the heart-wrenching scenes will make you squirm, and you have to remind yourself, "it isn't real!" ... Tears, laughter, joy and heartache are treasures from an author to the reader, and Patricia McLinn is generous with her gifts." --Kat Bragg, Romance Reviews
From the Author
I resisted them.
From childhood, I'd been interested in the Colonial America and the Revolutionary War. At one point, I could recite George Washington's family tree. (Just ask my siblings. They've never let me forget it.) I could walk through Colonial Williamsburg blindfolded. I knew women's elbows were considered too sexy to be exposed, that men wore their vests tight to highlight potbellies as a sign of prosperity..
Surely that was the time period for me if I ventured away from the present..
So why were these characters from 1880s Wyoming insisting I tell their story? I don't know. But they were insistent. As determined as they needed to be to build lives and ranches in Wyoming Territory. They would not let me go.
I'm glad they wouldn't. Writing Widow Woman, brought me to a special place and time in history as the open range began to close and remarkable people set the foundations for the modern west. Most of all, I'm glad because it let me discover and tell Nick and Rachel's story.
I hope you will appreciate their insistence as much as I do.