Book: The Widow’s Mail Order Husband, by Susan Leigh Carlton
Genre: Romantic fiction
Where I got it: Free Kindle download
Length: 147 pages
Briefly, it’s set in the post-Civil War period in USA, about a woman whose husband was killed at Gettysburg and who twelve years later finds a new husband via what we would call a “personal column” in a newspaper.
Comments: This is a light romance. I read it when I was feeling slightly unwell, and it was fine for then, an undemanding short novel. But the main character has a very late-twentieth-century feminist agenda, which made it rather unbelievable. And the sex scenes were too graphic. Not much depth here.
Challenges: Ebook reading challenge.