Young Widows Club

Young Widows Club

At seventeen years old, Tamsen Baird (Tam) is already a widow. Her world is torn apart when her husband of six short months suddenly dies in his sleep. Noah was her world and when he dies, Tam is suddenly faced with trying to find out who she is and what to do next. While dealing with her grief, Tam makes some poor choices that land her in jail. In court, the judge orders her to move back home with her father, attend a monthly support group for young widows, and finish high school. Tam is less than thrilled but complies. The change of pace eventually brings Tam out of the emotional cage she has built around herself...

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The Undertaking of Lily Chen

The Undertaking of Lily Chen

Exciting books don’t usually open with a quote from The Economist magazine, but this one does. Looking back at an old news story about “Ghost Marriages” introduces readers to families who sought out the bodies of dead women to bury next to their dead unmarried sons so that they would have a companion in the next life. It does set up an interesting tale. Deshi, a fighter pilot and the hero of the story, is assigned to find a bride for his dead brother. He has until Sunday, the day of the funeral, to complete the task. Lucky for him there are people who, for a price, will help with such things. The bad news is that you don’t have a lot of choices when it comes to buying “eligible bodies.” Not wanting to disappoint his family Deshi looks for the perfect bride...

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