Saturday, March 16, 2013

Reveiw: The Widow of Saunder Creek by Tracey Bateman

The Widow of Saunders Creek
by Tracey Bateman

Releases May 8, 2012
(first chapter excerpt is up on
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 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?

My review:
 The Widow of Saunders by Tracey Bateman is a heart touching book. I was a young widow also
so I could really identify with Corrie and some of the things she was feeling.  I liked how this book
delved into the good and evil spirits and how the characters dealt with them. I could have easily fallen
in love with Eli as his character was develop in the book.  He was gentle and kind and stood strong in his faith and beliefs, but he gave Corrie the space she needed to heal.
Tracey deserves high praise for The Widow of Saunders Creek, so I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars.
The story line was unique and well thought out and all the character made for a perfect read.
I look forward to reading more from this author.

 I received this book from Blogging for Books and WaterBrook Multnomah for my honest review.

Tracey Bateman website

You can listen to Tracey talking about The Widow of Sauders Creek here.

 You may purchase this book at the below links:




Random House

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