Read The Widow Nash Online Free - Dulcy Remfrey has traveled the globe with her eccentric father Walton, a wealthy entrepreneur obsessed with earthquakes and catastrophe, searching to cure his long battle with syphilis through any crackpot means necessary. Their deep connection is tested, however, when Walton returns from an African expedition without any of the proceeds from the sale of his gold mine. It seems he’s lost his mind along with the great sum of money, his health declining rapidly. Her father’s business partner (and her ex-fiancé) insists Dulcy come to Seattle to decipher her father’s cryptic notebooks—a dozen in all, wrapped in brightly colored silk—which may hold clues to the missing funds. Yet when her father dies before they can locate the money, Dulcy falls under suspicion. Petrified of being forced to spend the rest of her life with her ex-love, Dulcy decides to disappear from the train bringing her father’s body home.
Is it possible to disappear from your old life and create another? Dulcy travels the West reading stories about her presumed death and settles into a small Montana town where she is reborn as Mrs. Nash, a wealthy young widow with no burden of family. But her old life won’t let go so easily, and soon her ex-fiancé is on her trail, threatening the new life she is so eager to create.
The Widow Nash is a riveting narrative, filled with a colorful cast of characters, rich historical details, and epic set pieces. Europe in summer. New York in fall. Africa in winter. The lively, unforgettable town of Livingston, Montana. And in Dulcy, Jamie Harrison has created an indelible heroine sure to capture the hearts of readers everywhere.
|Title||:||The Widow Nash|
|Number of Pages||:||375 pages|
May 26, 2017
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a review.
Dulcy Remfrey's father, Walton, has started to lose his mind, and in addition, a large fortune. His business partner (who is also Dulcy's brutal ex-fiance) requests Dulcy come to Seattle to see if she can figure out what h...
March 27, 2017
If you love Theodore Dreiser and Edith Wharton, but feel like all the great books in those styles were written in and about a very long time ago... then THE WIDOW NASH is a book for you.
Set in the American West instead of the big cities of Chicago or New York, THE WIDOW NASH follows a young woma...
June 26, 2017
I just finished this book for the second time, and, yep, it's amazing. I don't think I can even count all the ways it captivated and entertained me. I am so sorry to be finished with Dulcy and Lewis and Walton and Samuel and Margaret and Irving. Hell, I'm missing them all already.
August 05, 2017
Could not finish this book. Read half which was about the illness and death of a father and his effect on several people including his daughter, Dulcy. To escape the life she could not face, she reinvents herself as Maria Nash. The plot had a chance to pick up the interest and the pace, but it co...
July 18, 2017
A decent plot is spoiled by a style that is frequently a slog.
July 16, 2017
Could not engage with this novel.
July 10, 2017
Didn't finish it. Slow going.
June 18, 2017
I'm not sure exactly how to describe this richly narrated romp through the wild west of the early 20th century, but it's got just about everything you could possibly ask for in a novel--history, mystery, love, travel, friendship, family, and more than a little disaster. Dulcy has a good reason t...
June 20, 2017
This is a debut novel from a writer to watch for. It is a fast-paced, action-filled novel, set with a distinct terroir of a small wind-swept town in the west in the early 1900's. A full cast of 8-10 characters are easy to keep straight because they are all so quirky. All are profane; most with so...
June 09, 2017
Of all the unconventional lives created for fictional heroines, I don’t know if anyone has conjured up anything as dangerously madcap as Dulcy Remfrey’s life in Jamie Harrison’s The Widow Nash. As the daughter of a syphilitic geologist/miner, Dulcy grew up crisscrossing the globe as her father se...