Review: The Widow of Saunders Creek by Tracey Bateman

Christian Fiction.

A grief that knows no boundary. 
A love without any limit. 
A need that doesn’t end at death. 

Corrie Saunders grew up in a life of privilege. But she gave it all up for Jarrod, her Army husband, a man she knew was a hero when she vowed to spend her life with him. She just didn’t expect her hero to sacrifice his life taking on an Iraqi suicide bomber.

Six months after Jarrod’s death, Corrie retreats to the family home her husband inherited deep in the Missouri Ozarks. She doesn’t know how to live without Jarrod—she doesn’t want to. By moving to Saunders Creek and living in a house beloved by him, she hopes that somehow her Jarrod will come back to her.

Something about the house suggests maybe he has. Corrie begins to wonder if she can feel Jarrod’s presence.

Jarrod’s cousin Eli is helping Corrie with the house’s restoration and he knows that his dead cousin is not what Corrie senses. Eli, as a believing man and at odds with his mystically-oriented family members, thinks friendly visits from beyond are hogwash.  But he takes spirits with dark intentions seriously. Can he convince Corrie that letting go of Jarrod will lead to finding her footing again— and to the One she can truly put her faith into?

Published Date: 2012
Source: Review for Multnomah Books – ebook

Love. Love loss. Religion. Spirituality. Witchcraft. Hauntings. Mixed emotions. Some of the adjectives that immediately come to mind as I describe this book.

Corrie loses her husband in the military and has trouble coping with his death, but decides that as her way to recover is to move into the home he inherited from him grandmother located in the Ozarks, Missouri. A grieving widow fighting to clutch what she has left of her departed husband, she is constantly surrounded by “feelings”. The sensation of an unsettled spirit that is claiming to be the widow’s departed husband.

A small town surrounded with the battle between Christianity and old folk magic, the Saunders family is blood that fights between good versus evil. Dark secrets with enlightened hope.

I can’t go far into this story without divulging all the secrets in the story, but it’s definitely a page turner. In the end it’s a happily ever after moment and you can’t get a much better moment after you’ve read about several unfortunate events.

I would recommend this novel if you’re into mystery, suspense, romance and everything in between.

3 Star



About Black ' n Write Reviewer

Library Tech grad who is currently working on a BA in Political Science and filling all her time with books.
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