The Widows of Braxton County

The Widows of Braxton CountyFAMILY SECRETS CAN BIND

Kate is ready to put her nomadic, city-dwelling past behind her when she marries Joseph 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.

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Critical Praise

“If this story were set in Mississippi or Alabama, it would fall into the “Southern Gothic” category worthy of the ambience of Faulkner.” ~Dwell In Possibility

“This is a riveting family saga involving women’s rights, or lack thereof, and how hatred eats a person alive.” ~View from the Countryside

“The author has created an amazing aura of mystery that hooks you right in.” ~A Clean Slate

“The story kept me engrossed until the final page where the ending completely blew me away.” ~Saving For 6

“This was a compelling mystery novel that was told in a smooth, lyrical way that had me totally engrossed within the first couple of pages.” ~A Dream Within A Dream

“McConkey gives us mystery, romance, and lots of suspense, the characters are realistic, some you will like and others you will totally hate.” ~Deco My Heart

“This was a great summer read, especially for those who love their mysteries fast-paced and slightly spooky!” ~Bound By Words

“This book would appeal to a wide variety of people, mystery lovers will enjoy it, as well as women’s/literary fiction readers too.” ~Tales Of A Book Addict