Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Review: Widow Walk by:Gerard Lasalle
About the Book:
In the early days of the American Pacific Northwest, small settlements dot the wilds of streams and dense woods. Isaac Evers, a community leader and former militiaman, has established a small colony on Whidbey Island. Though the area appears calmer than in the past, the northern indigenous clans still threaten the livelihood of Isaac’s growing family.
While Isaac is away on expeditions, his wife Emmy tends to the many duties required of a property owner on Whidbey Island. Bold and assertive, Emmy has little time for the restraint of social mores. But as times on the island become more turbulent, her constitution and conviction are tested.
Elsewhere, Haida native Anah-nawitka feels the rush of his first kill and the satisfying vengeance cast from his hand to the head of the invading white colonists. Basking in the praise from his tribemates, Anah starts down a violent path that will alter a great many lives.
Meanwhile, the British and the U.S. Army are quietly grinding against each other following a boundary dispute, leaving men like Captain George Edward Pickett in a tight situation. In charge of the nearby Union fort, Pickett does his best to maintain his authority while he struggles with tragic events in his past.
Weaving these story threads together into a powerful whole, Gerard LaSalle tells the story of an unforgettable American adventure.
Emmy want's nothing more than to have a child with her second husband, Isaac. Her daughter, Sarah, and his son, Jacob, make up their family, but she can't help but want another child. After two miscarriages, she expects the child she is pregnant with to meet the same fate. But little does she know that soon she will have more to worry about, then just her wishes for a child.
Isaac wishes to care for his family, and make sure they are safe no matter what. But he knows there is no way, he can ever aid Emmy in her time of pain. Isaac soon finds himself discovering that death may be to close for comfort.
Anah follows his father's lead and became the tyee of the Haida tribe. Everyone see’s him as a mean man, only wanting revenge, never showing love.
George Edward Pickett lost his beautiful wife, a short while ago. Her death left a huge hole in his heart. And he misses her daily.
These character’s lives will soon be abruptly disturbed. Each will have to learn to love again and accept the fate that lay before them.
Widow Walk is an amazing book, taking you back to the day of Indians and pioneers. Being a history buff, I loved this book! I enjoyed the characters and the adventure!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.