The Yankee Widow

The Yankee Widow

by Linda Lael Miller


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ISBN-13: 9780778316411
Publisher: MIRA Books
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Edition description: Original
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 26,308
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is the author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels. Now living in Spokane, Washington, the “First Lady of the West” hit a career high when all three of her 2011 Creed Cowboy books debuted at #1 on the New York Times list. In 2007, the Romance Writers of America presented her their Lifetime Achievement Award. She personally funds her Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women. Visit her at

Date of Birth:

June 10, 1949

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The Yankee Widow 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous 30 days ago
Loved reading The Yankee Widow! I sure hope there is a sequel to follow.
Karenag 16 days ago
The Yankee Widow by Linda Lael Miller is an interesting historical read. It is set during the Civil War near Gettysburg. We meet the main characters as the war is raging all around. There is Caroline who becomes a widow due to the war. Enoch, a freed slave on her farm. Rogan, a Captain in the Union Army. Bridger, a Captain in the Confederacy. All are connected and interact with one another throughout the book. The description of these interactions were very believable and showed life’s hardships during times of stress. Of course there is a love story or two thrown in the mix and they too are believable. This seemed to be a pretty accurate depiction and description of the time frame. The only problem that I had was that Miller got a little too wordy in some of the descriptions of what went on during the war. I probably thought this as I was history major and feel that John Q Public might not be as interested in the ins and outs of what happened during this time to this degree. I admit I skimmed some of these descriptions. Overall, this was a really good book and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys historical fiction. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to give an honest opinion of the story.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I enjoyed this book immensely. Youhad me from chapter one...Being an Anerican Hisroty major and lover of a good romance how could I find this book anything less than a consuming and pretty accurate read. I sure hope we get to read Rogan and Amaile's story.... and more of Rachel, Enoch and Jubie!
LawladyCase 5 months ago
Jacob Hammond, who joined the Union army, lies wounded and unable to communicate. Almost left for dead he is saved and sent to Washington City. His wife Caroline searches the faces of many men in hospital tents before coming upon the unrecognizable Jacob. She stays with him as he draws his last breath and then takes him home to Gettysburg. Caroline and Enoch, the hired hand, are doing their best to keep the farm running. Soon, the fighting is close by and they hear the sounds and vibrations of the cannons. Quickly, the Union army bring wounded men onto Caroline’s farm. A soldier that she met in Washington City, Rogan McBride, brings a rebel soldier into her home. Bridger is badly wounded but Caroline and her grandmother tend to his and Rogan’s wounds. Both men are infatuated with Caroline, but she only has eyes for one. Follow Caroline and Enoch as they try to protect their family and farm. Watch as a romance begins and falters. Is true love real or is marriage only for the convenience of friends. While this is a book of fiction, it is easy for the reader to forget and become engaged in the time of the civil war. The characters recognize their strengths and flaws. The travesties of war are laid out for the reader in realistic descriptions and emotionally charged phrases. The book portrays a woman with the strength to fight in times of war while recognizing her passion. This is an exceptional historical read. I enjoy historical fiction and this is a fine book from the Civil War time period. I definitely recommend this book for romance or historical fiction readers. I received an ARC from Harlequin – Mira through NetGalley in exchange for an
bookfan-mary 6 months ago
I’ve always been intrigued by the Civil War. My (3x)great grandfather left his family and farm to fight with the northern army. His portrait hung on the wall in my parents’ home. I didn’t truly appreciate the extent of his sacrifice until I began to read accounts of the war – told from various perspectives. Linda Lael Miller’s novel The Yankee Widow is the story of Caroline, a young widow from outside of Gettysburg, PA. Her husband left his young family and farm to fight in the northern army only to succumb to injuries incurred at Chancellorsville. Caroline is left to carry on which is no small task. The war is brought to her front yard as she is grieving the loss of her husband. She must step outside her grief and help with injured men from both sides of the war. Two such men will become central to her story and could very well decide her future. One thing she is certain of: she will make the decision. Showing a strength of character from the beginning of the novel we see even more growth in Caroline as she becomes aware that there are no easy answers except the decision to treat others with compassion – no matter where they are from. The story is filled with vivid battle descriptions that put me in the middle of those scenes. Heartbreaking, to be sure. Linda Lael Miller swept me along with her story, turning the pages and wondering how Caroline would prevail. For once I was happy a novel ended with a cliff-hanger – I can’t wait to read what happens next. Recommended to fans of the author and historical fiction with a dose of romance.
Historical_Romance_Lover 6 months ago
Over the years, I've read most of Miller's romances and loved them. I would consider, The Yankee Window, to be historical fiction with a side of romance to it, but it was just as enjoyable as her previous books. The story starts out with Caroline going to find her husband that has been injured in battle during the Civil War. He has been badly injured and dies from his injuries. The rest of the story shows Caroline navigating through her grief and the rest of the war. We also get to follow the story of a free black man and the runaway slave that he saves from a slave catcher as well as best friends that are fighting on opposite sides of the war. Overall, this story was a great read and I'm so glad that I picked it up after not having read Miller's work in quite some time.
KIJERO 6 months ago
She become a young widow due to the Civil War. Mourning her husband and trying to keep the family farm going with the help of a freed slave and a pregnant runaway. War rages around her bringing to her home two men from different sides of the war, who are best friends. Who will survive? Who will she pick? What secrets are revealed and can she love again? Caroline Hammond needs to find her husband after he's wounded in the battle of Chancellorsville. With help from a Union supply officer and a nurse she finds him barely hanging on and just in time to say goodbye. She's determined to keep the farm that's been in the family for generations as the legacy its become for her husband and their daughter. Returning home she's faced with what the hired man did to protect a pregnant runaway slave. Shortly after she buries her husband come the battle of Gettysburg and all the worries that go with it. Caroline becomes reacquainted again with the Union officer, Rogan McBride who helped her find her husband. He's immediately smitten with her but respects the mourning time. He leaves supplies behind at her farm and continues to the fighting with his troop. Rogan wonders if he'll run into his best friend, a Confederate soldier. As the battle rages around them, Caroline and her family take refuge in the house. Rogan runs into his best friend Bridger Winslow, both are injured. Rogan takes his best friend to Caroline's farm to get help with his injuries, along with his own. Bridger is also immediately strongly attracted to the woman, but decides to not do anything because his friend is in love with her. Caroline is torn between the two men. She doesn't know what to do with the injured Confederate officer after a plan is made to let him go after he recovers. Meanwhile, she and her family must work together to take care of tents full of injured and dying soldiers after the battle is over. Rogan recovers faster and helps with the injured and the farm. Caroline isn't ready to move on yet but tries to deny the feeling for her enemy. Rogan leaves an injured Bridger to heal at the farm. It brings Bridger and Caroline closer together resulting in a kiss that rocks them both to the core. They can't stop thinking about each other. Rogan stays in Caroline's thoughts with sending gifts and a dog. Bridger finally recovers enough to leave as Rogan has planned. Caroline is conflicted. She helps the runaway woman to give birth to her baby. Caroline's hired man and the woman get married. Bridger sends a letter. The two men meet to discuss Caroline and Bridger's sister. As the war comes to an end they meet up at the surrender. A rider approaches the farm. Plans are made and a journey begun. A Yankee officer approaches Bridger's home where is his sister is. I was pulled back in time to the Civil war with Linda Lael Miller's descriptions of life during that time. You could feel the struggles and the passion of the characters about each other and their convictions and loyalty to their cause. She shows you that love can overcome your differences and show you the person underneath if you look close enough. And that love is blind. The struggle of life during war time and that you can put aside your convictions to help who ever might need it.
MaureenST 6 months ago
Reading the title of this book we knew that Caroline is a widow, but we also meet her husband, and the realities of this horrible war, a tear is all that he is offering, and your heart breaks a little. Most of this story takes place in Pennsylvania, and we put faces, thanks to the author, to what life might have been like during this horrific time in the history of our country. I was quickly drawn into this story, and was soon hiding in the secret room with those that needed not to be seen. There is also offered up some sweet romance in the trying time, but here you will have to read to the end to see how all of this is pulled together, and see who survives to live on. I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Harlequin, and was not required to give a positive review.
MKF 6 months ago
Terrific romantic historic fiction that doesn't spare details- just what you expect from Linda Lael Miller. Caroline Hammond's husband Jacob was so young and they had so much ahead of them when he joined the Union Army and was, sadly, shot at Chancellorsville. He did, however, survive long enough for Caroline to be able to say goodbye in Washington. The detail- graphic and sad- of what happened is well done. Her chance meeting with Rogan, long time friend of Rebel Bridger, leads all three of them through the battle of Gettysburg, where her farm is located, and after. The atmospheric are wonderful. You get a real sense of how Enoch, a freedman, feels about his life, and Jubie, the escaped slave. You get Caroline's conflict as she finds herself attracted to Bridger (remember that she's only 21). The thump of the cannon and the smell of the carnage left behind make this more than a romance. It's an excellent read. Thanks to net galley for the ARC. Highly recommend for Miller's fans and for historical fiction fans.