Sally Gunning’s The Widow’s War is a historical fiction novel set in the mid-1700’s. A widowed woman, Lyddie Berry, is trying to retain the rights to her home. Upon her husbands death, the home is willed to Lyddie Berry’s closest male relative, her son-in-law Nathan Clarke. An open conflict arises between the two; prides are hurt and rules are broken.
Too much talk and not enough activity drag this novel down. Berry whines the same thing over and over again to the same three people. Reading about the time and place are interesting, but unfortunately the setting is more entertaining than the plot.