Aidan Blackstone has not anything. 1000 miles from domestic, despatched to the frontier by means of a kin that does not wish her again, her in basic terms wish for survival is far away relations who say they're going to take her in. As a well-known civilization fades into the space, she is 19, single and pregnant, and has no cause to imagine that the 12 months 1876 will not be her final.
But she's no longer met on the Washburn, Kansas, educate station by means of the Bodett relations. simply the daughter, Jocelyn, is there to greet her. Aidan reveals herself certain for the Bodett farm, the place influenza has burnt up the remainder of the family members, leaving younger joss in perilous monetary straits and their merely resource of foodstuff and defend in danger.
Joss, in her brother's outfits and critically missing in social graces, has no time to mollycoddle a pampered, pregnant New England girl. it is paintings or starve, actually. There are not any servants, no employees - only a failing farm, forthcoming iciness and the 2 of them to stand it jointly.
The Grass Widow showcases the ingenuity, selection and braveness of women's frontier spirits in a passionate, sensuous love tale. initially released in 1996, Nanci Little's splendidly distinct and researched novel alternatives up with the iteration of girls the place persistence and Sarah left off.