Review: Scarlet Widow by Debra Glass

Scarlet Widow by Debra Glass
Release Date: November 18, 2011
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
Pages: 146
Source:  ebook provided by the publisher

Tough…or tender? If she follows her heart, she won’t have to choose.

Molly has forever lusted for all three Barksdale brothers, but could never choose. Instead, scandal chose for her, and she married the youngest of the three. Then the brothers go to war, and Molly finds herself a grieving widow when her husband is murdered by a merciless band of Union soldiers.

Hardin Barksdale is hell-bent on avenging his brother. Greer Barksdale is honor-bound to protect his home. They both want Molly—and this time, they’re willing to share. The temptation is seductive, the passion sizzling. In harsh, post-war Tennessee, their nightly forbidden trysts wield the power to heal them all—if they can escape the twisted desires of a man bent on seeing all three of them dead.


Review:  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.






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