A richly emotional, multilayered novel about one woman's courage forged in the dangers of war.
Caroline, a young wife, lives with her husband, Jacob, and their young daughter on a farm just outside Gettysburg. When Jacob joins the Northern cause, no one can imagine he will not return. Then word comes that he has been wounded, and Caroline must make her way alone to Washington City and search among the thousands of casualties to find him.
Jacob succumbs to his injuries and, grieving, Caroline brings his body home on the eve of the deadliest battle of the war. With troops and looters roaming the countryside, it is impossible to tell friend from foe. Caroline must protect those she holds most dear while helping the neediest around her, including two strangers from opposite sides of the fight. Each is wounded... Each is drawn to her beauty, her kindness. Both offer comfort, but only one secretly captures her heart. Still, she must resist exposing her vulnerability in these uncertain times when so much is at risk.
In The Yankee Widow
, gifted storyteller Linda Lael Miller explores the complexities and heartbreak that women experienced as their men took up arms to preserve the nation and defend their way of life.