Excerpt from Widow Boy

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

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I am currently reading Widow Boy by Mary Lloyd. I was initially attracted solely by the title, which for me has always been a homonym for ‘little boy’ said in your best baby/kittycat voice. The summary was intriguing, so I picked it up. It is a western with a strong heroine on the trail of her husband’s murderer:

“Think about it some more, child. Two wrongs ain’t never made a right yet.” She gripped Eddie’s forearm gently. “And killing is always wrong.”

Mary Lloyd, Widow Boy


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The bullet that ended Edwina Sinclair’s life went into her husband’s chest. Their dream of a new life together in the gold rush town of Cripple Creek died with him. She escapes the ruthless gang that killed him, only to discover the local law is on the take. She must find justice on her own.

Disguising herself as a boy and using skills she isn’t supposed to have, she makes her way in the gold-crazy town, intent on killing the gang leader to make things right. But she discovers he’s also hunting her, intent on his own revenge for making him look like a fool.
As she struggles to stay one step ahead of him, she realizes that getting justice is not so simple. And neither is staying alive.

With energetic storytelling and a subtle backdrop of historical and technical accuracy, Widow Boy is a riveting tale of the classic West with a not-so-classic hero(ine).


  1. This sounds interesting I don’t hear much about Western’s much anymore although I know there’s a YA Western coming from a major publisher this year so maybe they’ll make a comeback!

    Thanks for stopping by my TT the other day!

  2. I like the sound of this one 🙂 Historical fiction has surprisingly brought a lot of pleasure in my reading saga these past few months! Great post!

  3. Oh I do like it when characters disguise themselves… great teaser and thanks for visiting mine https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/teaser-tuesday-december-16/

  4. Great TT and great read to boot!
    Mine’s the new WWI release Of Love and War series HOPE RISING

  5. Sounds very captivating…full of adventure and suspense. Thanks for sharing…and here’s mine: “A FIREPROOF HOME FOR THE BRIDE”

  6. I love the storyline. Nice twist for a western.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT ~ Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs

  7. Wise words. But sometimes revenge can’t hear above the blood boiling in the brain. I love a good western.
    Here’s my TT – http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/12/16/teaser-tuesdays-92-dependent/

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