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Posted September 17, 2012
First Posted on Romancing the Book's blog
Reviewed by Molly
Review Copy Provided by the Publisher
I absolutely adored this book! Ms. Glass is a talented author and her characters….well, let’s just say that I so wanted to be the Molly in her book. From rich historical details of the life on Oakleigh during the Civil War to characters who steal your heart, this book is one of my favorite historical books.
Widow Molly Barksdale is a character that you both love and hate. I loved and adored her character because she knew exactly what she wanted and didn’t want to do without it. I hated her because of her love for both the remaining Barksdale brothers and not being able to choose between them. She loves them both and it’s evident. She lost her husband in the Civil War when seven Yankees viciously murdered him.
Hardin Barksdale is the oldest one of the group and when he learns of his baby brother’s death and the torment that Molly went through at the hand of the Meshack January, a Yankee, he sought to avenge them by killing the seven men responsible. He deserts the southern Army and sets out as the ghost. Killing all but January, Hardin returns home and agrees to stay at the request of Molly. He loves her with his soul and wants to please her.
The trouble with that is, so does his little brother Greer. Greer, at the request of Molly, takes the oath and is relieved of any more duty in the Army. Injured in war and nursed back to health by the beautiful widow,he’s now thinking of marrying Molly when her time of mourning his baby brother is over. Then Hardin returns and he catches them in bed together. Not wanting to be left out, he goes to her and together, the brothers fulfill all of Molly’s dreams.
I absolutely loved getting caught up in the romance between the brothers and the beautiful Molly. Where Molly was, one and often both of the brothers were sure to be found. Though Molly loved her husband Witt, the love for his brothers was evident. Not being able to decide who to marry between the remaining brothers, they flip a coin at the end to see if Hardin or Greer will marry her.
The ending is one that will leave you reeling! Ms. Glass did a wonderful job at a magnificent cliffhanger and I am dying to know if she will make a sequel to this book. I loved every minute of this steamy, erotic read and I want to know who Molly marries! Ms. Glass has just earned a spot on my favorite authors list, and I am looking forward to more of her amazing work.
Posted July 16, 2012
Molly Barksdale has long been in love with the three Barksdale brothers, Witt, Hardin, and Greer, and though she married Witt, she yet dreams of all three. When war comes, things couldn’t possibly be more complicated.
Or can they? The Yankees roll through Maury County and kill Witt in the most brutal fashion. Then Colonel Meshach January and his men show up at Molly’s plantation, and threaten her household if they don’t give up the traitor Hardin. Hardin, who is accused of killing January’s men in retribution for his brother’s death. When she won’t betray him, January’s soldiers violate her.
When Hardin and Greer find out about the transgression, Hardin goes after the soldiers, knife in hand, while Greer offers to marry Molly. But how can she pick one brother, when she loves both? Or will fate take the choice—and Hardin—out of the equation?
What happens? Read Scarlet Widow and find out!
In Scarlet Widow, Debra Glass once again builds an intriguing story into the fabric of Civil War. This arrangement of the love triangle is new territory for Debra, but as usual, the love scenes are hot-hot, and the heroes too (I couldn’t decide which I liked best, myself ;)). If you love history and romance, do check out The Scarlet Widow—and all Debra’s works. SW is available in ebook format via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Ellora’s Cave. If you’d like to know a little more about the book, Debra has a little article on her website about the true life story of the man who inspired Witt Barksdale’s demise.
Posted February 23, 2012
As far as I'm concerned, Debra Glass is one of the premiere erotic historical authors, especially when she writers Civil War romance. I loved the distinctly different characters and how they came together to find a surprising happily ever after. Fantastic read!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.