A Profitable Wife

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Pub Date 27 Nov 2023 | Archive Date 28 Jan 2024

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Description

Embark on a captivating journey with Kat Christensen’s upcoming novel—a narrative that breathes life into the pages of American history.

Set against the expansion of a nation, from the aftermath of the War of 1812 to the era preceding the Civil War, this story ushers you into a world teeming with romance, jealousy, murder, and the unyielding spirit of survival.

Meet Easter, a formidable young woman who carves her homestead from the 1830s American Northwest frontier. With the fires of Manifest Destiny as a backdrop, Easter’s tenacity and resilience are tested amidst a young nation’s political turmoil and societal upheavals.

This vivid tale transports you back to a time where the foundation stones of the modern United States were laid. Witness iconic historical figures such as Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, Blackhawk, and many more, through Easter’s eyes—a testament to an era where politics, much like today, were intense and vehement.

As Easter navigates through the unrelenting trials of pioneer life, readers are pulled into a world of passion and peril. Easter’s journey from the Mohawk Valley to the American Northwest is one marked by love, betrayal, and the haunting echo of murder.

Embark on a captivating journey with Kat Christensen’s upcoming novel—a narrative that breathes life into the pages of American history.

Set against the expansion of a nation, from the aftermath of...


Advance Praise

"This really gives perspective on how the decisions of those far away elites still have impact on the day to day life of ordinary people. The story of Easter's life is fascinating; full of joy, triumph, perseverance, and tragedy. All in all, a great read. Highly recommended!"

"This really gives perspective on how the decisions of those far away elites still have impact on the day to day life of ordinary people. The story of Easter's life is fascinating; full of joy...


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This is just the historical romance I was looking for. It was such a unique story and I enjoyed it so much! The romance was perfect!

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This is the first book that I’ve read by Kat Christensen, but it will definitely not be the last. I loved how in A Profitable Wife, she wove in factual events and characters. I loved the resilience of a woman set in the 1800s. Excellent historical fiction. Thanks to NetGalley for the wonderful opportunity!

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Kat Christensen's research of the time period gives the reader a detailed look into this period in early American history. Christensen takes this historical setting and weaves in precious family lore of her ancestor, Easter. This story uniquely illustrates how decisions made by those in power impact the day to day life of the people. Full of joy, perseverance, and tragedy, Easter's story is not one to be missed!

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Loved reading the entertaining and engaging story. Easter, a pioneer woman, gets married, and has over a dozen children while trying to make their farm a success. Read the highly recommended, wonderfully written, and a must read riveting story.

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An interesting story of a young woman, half European, half Native American in a changing America, and her family and loves.

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In A Profitable Wife by Kat Christensen, readers are immersed in a captivating journey through American history, navigating the tumultuous years between the War of 1812 and the Civil War alongside the resilient protagonist, Easter. The novel seamlessly weaves personal narratives with historical events, offering a unique perspective on the shaping of the American frontier. Christensen's storytelling, rooted in her own family lore, brings authenticity to characters like Easter and introduces iconic historical figures. While the balance between personal and historical elements occasionally falters, the novel remains a compelling exploration of love, betrayal, and the indomitable human spirit. Despite a darker turn towards the end, the unexpected twists add complexity, injecting a sense of realism into the narrative. A Profitable Wife emerges as a standout historical fiction piece, leaving readers with a rich tapestry of emotions and a lasting connection to the intricacies of the past.

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This had everything that I was looking for from the description. I enjoyed getting to know these characters and the world that they live in. I was gripping the edge of my seat and thought it worked well in the pioneer time. Kat Christensen writes a great story and it left me wanting to read more.

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WOW. It was a rough start to this book. I couldn’t get into the plot quick enough and there were so many history details that didn’t interest me (at first!). But once I got to about 40-50%, I FELL IN LOVE. I couldn’t put it down. The writing is beautiful, and all the scenes were described so well. I felt like I was there when I was reading about a certain environment. I loved how each chapter started with the ages and members of the main family. I loved learning about the main family. There were so many important points of view (but I must admit, I couldn’t wait until I got back to the main family POV). Overall, this book was written VERY well, and I learned SO MUCH. The plot got so interesting at the end and I had to finish it even though it was way past my bedtime:

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This was an excellent novel, HF filled with not just a story, but filled with the years between the War of 1812 and the Civil War and the expansion of America to the west. The story is woven around the Conklin family and their journeys as pioneers to territories that are now Ohio, Illinois, Iowa. The focus is on a pioneer woman who becomes a frontier wife and her family; a woman who is tough as nails yet someone who helped shape these United States. My thanks to NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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What a surprise this book was! It follows the story of Easter, a woman who is much of an enigma herself as the newly forming American West. Married and a mother before she turned 20, Easter left her comfortable home in New York for life as a frontier wife in the Ohio country. I was particularly intrigued by this book because of this, I am always complaining that there is not enough literature based in the frontier years of Ohio! And knowing this story was based on family lore was even more thrilling for me.

However, the intermittent chapters chronicling the advancement of westward expansion and politics were quite tiresome. They provided great context in the sense that you completely understood the way men would think about homesteading and frontier life and the decisions they would make and the prejudices they hold. But during these chapters I found myself yearning to know more about Easter and her way of life. Despite this, everyone should read this book, especially if you feel like this is out of your comfort zone. Its a complete hidden gem.

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The story starts after the War of 1812. We meet a woman named Easter. We read about her life on the Northwest frontier. She makes it through life with determination in a time when America was new. I found ir to be a fascinating story.

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