From Eliza Maxwell, the bestselling author of The Unremembered Girl, comes a gripping novel about the mysteries that haunt us and the twists of fate that can unravel them Living in the shadow of a decades-old crime that stole his children from him, reclusive Lars Jorgensen is an unlikely savior. But when a stranger walks onto the ice of a frozen Minnesota lake, her intentions are brutally clear, and the old man isnt about to let her follow through.Jenna Shaw didnt ask for Larss help, nor does she want it. After he pulls her from the brink, however, Jenna finds her desire to give up challenged by their unlikely friendship. In Jenna, Lars recognizes his last chance for redemption. And in her quest to solve the mysteries of Larss past and bring him closure, Jenna may find the way out of her own darkness.But the truth that waits threatens to shatter it all. When secrets are surrendered and lies are laid bare, Jenna and Lars may find that accepting the past isnt their greatest challenge. Can they afford the heartbreaking price of forgiveness?...
|Title||:||The Widow's Watcher|
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|Number of Pages||:||283 pages|
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The Widow's Watcher Reviews
I'm sure I have said it before, but I rarely cry when I read books. Once in a while a book comes along that hits me right in the heart. The Widow's Watcher is one of those books. Jenna Shaw has been dealt an incredibly crippling blow. With one phone call, her entire world has ended. But fate puts her in the path of the one person who may be able to help her find her way to the other side of grief.
This book was gut wrenching, sad and emotionally draining. I think I spent the first 40% of the boo ...more
Living in the shadow of a decades-old crime that stole his children from him, reclusive Lars Jorgensen is an unlikely savior. But when a stranger walks onto the ice of a frozen Minnesota lake, her intentions are brutally clear, and the old man isn’t about to let her follow through.
Jenna Shaw didn’t ask for Lars’s help, nor does she want it. After he pulls her from the brink, however, Jenna finds her desire to give up challenged by their unlikely friendship. In Jenna, Lars recognizes his last cha ...more
I read two previous novels by Ms. Maxwell, The Unremembered Girl and The Grave Tender, and liked them both very much. In several ways, they were outside my usual reading sphere: I usually avoid contemporary fiction heavy on relationships, deep emotions, and a fair amount of psychological issues because my experience with them has generally been unpleasant. Not so with Ms. Maxwell, and thus I began to read The Widow’s Watcher with anticipation, and finished it with satisfaction.
As always, peeps, ...more
Actually, 4.5 stars
Jenna is really struggling. After suffering devastating and total loss, she has got to the end of her tether so to speak so makes a big decision. She drives off and randomly stops by a lake. She then walks out onto the frozen surface of the lake. Lars spots her from his house and prevents her continuing with her goal. And thus a bond is formed which, despite reluctance from both parties seems strong. Lars has his own demons to fight, the loss of his wife and two of his childre ...more
This is the third book I’ve read by author Eliza Maxwell, and there is a reason I keep coming back. Yes, her book covers are gorgeous and enticing and make you want to crawl inside and find out the story behind the image. But those covers are only one appetizer before a multi-course meal. The cover of The Widow’s Watcher whets the appetite, and then Maxwell, like all good chefs, sets the stage by feeding the reader morsels of information that hint at the delicious feast to come. (Note to self: h ...more
My review in exchange for winning this book. The beginning was very slow and uninteresting to me and the only part that originally kept me reading was the attitudes the main characters had toward each other with the bantering. The center of the book started getting into the meat of what made it want me to keep going and going even though I had to put it down for hours and I did other things, after all it is summer. The last quarter of the book is more to the type I enjoy personally as it got thr ...more
I LOVED this book!! It was beautifully written and had me hooked from the moment I started.
At first I thought Jenna was taking a trip with her teenager. Then my heart sank when I realized the truth and that the conversations were actually one sided. I'll admit I cried during this book. There were so many heartbreaking moments. Jenna found Lars when she needed someone the most. Both were struggling with losing loved ones. For nearly thirty years, Lars has not been able to find his two younger ch ...more
The Widow’s Watcher by Eliza Maxwell touches on many topics: suicidal ideation, surviving tragic loss, mental illness, and the importance of family and forgiveness. For those of you who are thinking right now that this book sounds like a real downer, I’m not going to lie. You will be well into the narrative before you begin to see some light. Yet, isn’t literature supposed to be real? And isn’t it supposed to reflect the human condition? Aren’t we supposed to find characters with whom we can ide ...more