The Widow of Saunders Creek is a very dear book. It made me cry and smile all in the same book while keeping me on the edge. You meet Corrie Saunders and she is a young widow. Her husband of seven years, Jarrod was in the Army and died while serving his country. Some may say he died a hero but she looks at it as reckless sometimes during her grief and wished that she could have him back. Corrie travels back to the town where Jarrod was buried and grew up after dreams of living there. She moves in to a farm house that was left to them by his grandmother. The house is in need of repair and that is where we meet Eli. The town of Saunders Creek is nestled in the state of Missouri among the Ozarks and is a far cry away from Dallas where Corrie tried to stay after Jarrod’s passing, but she felt she could not breathe or grieve for that matter with her mother and her family around. Tears and grief were a weakness and yet she needed that. The farm house was in need of a little attention and repair (to say the least) but it was here that Corrie wanted to try to grieve maybe learn more about the man she loved and missed. The things that she missed learning about because of the Army’s keeping them away from family and better yet maybe feel his presence in this town or house. She meets the town folks and thanks to Eli (Jarrod’s cousin) and finds a painting that will change her. What she finds is a whole lot more and Eli who is helping her fix up the house is worried for her. I really want to tell you more but I want you to get to enjoy this book as much as I did.
This book is a great read. The author Tracey Bateman is one I have never read before but will read in the future. She writes beautifully. I found that her message of hope in this book was so endearing. As a military wife this book hit close to home with both the loss and the hope that military wives experience (sometimes loss comes in a different form). There was also suspense in the book and I did not want to put it down. Get this book and read it. You will not be sorry. This book will be released May 8th but you can pre order it from Amazon, Barnes and Nobles or the publisher Waterbrook Multnomah at the following webite http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/author-spotlight.php?authorid=95567. If you want you can learn more about Tracey Bateman her website is at http://www.traceybateman.com/. I give this book the highest rating of five stars. I must tell you I did receive this complimentary from the publisher WaterBrook Multnomah for my honest review. The review I have written is my own opinions.