This story starts in the 1800's when woman were treated as possessions by their husbands. They had no rights and were expected to stay home, take care of the chores, their families and if they happened to marry an abusive man--well that was their problem and was not to be spoken of. They had no recourse. The story of Hannah slowly is revealed through the marriage of Kate to Joe Krause in present times. They move to Joe's farmhouse where Kate finds her mother-in-law is living and will continue to live! The family that Kate marries into has a violent and hidden past which Kate ultimately has to figure out to save herself. Small towns have long memories and are still notorious for keeping secrets.
I know you will enjoy this book and just be thankful that the "sufferagettes" changed all that went before to what is now!
About the Book: (from the back of the book)
FAMILY SECRETS CAN BIND AND DESTROY
Kate is ready to put her nomadic, city-dwekking past behind her when she marries Joe Krause and moves with him to the Iowa farm that has been in his family for more than 140 years. But life on the farm isn't quite as idyllic as she'd hoped. It's filled with chores, judgemental neighbors, and her mother-in-law, who-- unbeknownst to Kate until after the wedding--will be living with them.
As Kate struggles to find her place in the small farming community, she begins to realize that her husband and his family are not who she thought they were. According to town gossip, the Krause family harbors a long-kept secret about a mysterious death that haunts Kate as a dangerous, unexplanable chain of events begins.
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About the Author: (from the back of the book)
Jess McConkey, aka Shirley Damsgaard, is an award winning writer of short fiction and the author of Ophelia and Abby mysteries and Love Lies Bleeding. She lives in a small Iowa town, where she served as postmaster for more than twenty years.
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