The River Widow

The River Widow Review

From the bestselling author of The Whiskey Sea comes a stirring novel of a young woman’s survival and liberation during the Great Depression.

In 1937, with flood waters approaching, Adah Branch accidentally kills her abusive husband, Lester, and surrenders his body to the raging river, only to be swept away herself.

So begins her story of survival, return to civilization, defense against accusations of murder, and the fight to save herself and her stepdaughter, Daisy, from the clutches of her husband’s notoriously cruel family, who have their sights set on revenge for Lester’s death. Essentially trapped, Adah must plan an escape.

But when she develops feelings for the one person essential to her plan’s success, she faces a painful choice: Will she choose to risk everything saving Daisy or take the new life offered by a loving man?

Title:The River Widow
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Mandy

    I picked The River Widow as my November Kindle first book because it was marked in the historical fiction genre (which is one of my favs)...sadly, this book disappointed me. It was filled with suspens...

  • Suze

    River Widow and so much moreNormally my pick of the Kindle First books would be the thriller or the suspense choice, but being I had read Ann Howard Creel before -I went with the historical fiction ch...

  • Nicole

    This book had a lot of promise, but it fell flat for me. The characters were all confused. Their character traits and original personalities were abandoned to fit the narrative of the story. The autho...

  • Bonnye Reed

    GAb Adah found herself orphaned at 13 years of age by the 1918/1919 flu epidemic. Her only living relative couldn't or wouldn't take her in, but turned her over to Father Sparrow at Saint Mark's Churc...

  • Melissa

    Got this one as a November kindle “first read” and could not put it down. So glad I stayed up late to finish it!...

  • Peter

    Doubt, blame, despair ... repeat.While this book is reasonably well-written, I was worn down well before midway by the unremitting doubts, questions and guilt of the protagonist and the page-after-pag...

  • abdulia ortiz-perez

    I received this book from Book Sparks for honest review.This book will keep you up reading long past your bedtime! It has a gripping plot and page-turning suspense…but that's about all. And it's suc...

  • Crystal Zavala

    Rating: 3.5/5During the Great Depression, there is a massive flood in Ohio. While attempting to retrieve items from her house, Adah kills her husband in self-defense. Adah attempts to cover up the cri...

  • BethAnn BookBumming

    Well.. yup!! It was another fabulous read by Ann Howard Creel. One of those stories where family isn’t about blood but more about love and sacrifices. Powerful and full of suspense! The book is set ...

  • Susan Bennett

    I thought this book had a promising beginning, but for me it almost devolved into a story from the vintage True Confessions magazine. I didn't like the characters who often put Snidely Whiplash to sha...