Jess McConkey, author of The Widows of Braxton County, on tour July/August 2013

Posted By on July 8, 2013

The Widows of Braxton CountyAbout The Widows of Braxton County

• Paperback: 384 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (July 23, 2013)

Family secrets can bind and destroy

Kate is ready to put her nomadic, city-dwelling 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, judgmental 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, unexplainable chain of events begins.

About Jess McConkeyJess McConkey

Jess McConkey, aka Shirley Damsgaard, is an award-winning writer of short fiction and the author of the 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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Jess’ Tour Stops

Tuesday, July 23rd:  Dwell in Possibility

Thursday, July 25th: 5 Minutes For Books

Monday, July 29th: Kritters Ramblings

Tuesday, July 30th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf

Wednesday, July 31st: BoundByWords

Thursday, August 1st: 2 Kids and Tired Book Reviews

Monday, August 5th: A Dream Within a Dream

Tuesday, August 6th: Excellent Library

Tuesday, August 13th: Peeking Between the Pages

Wednesday, August 14th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Thursday, August 15th: Becca’s Byline

Friday, August 16th: Sweet Southern Home

Monday, August 19th: The Reader’s Hollow

Tuesday, August 20th: Tina’s Book Reviews

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