The Widow’s End

Lee Ann Sontheimer
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When widow Katie Lafferty arrives at the Pythian House, a home for widows and orphans, she has little hope for the future. She soon learns the reality offers more grueling work than she could have imagined. One of the few bright spots in her daily drudgery is Latin Master Everett Brown at the school across the street. As Katie struggles to conform to the rules and settle into her new life, she looks forward to her chance meetings with Mr. Brown.  When she fails to meet the standards of the home, her future becomes even more uncertain. If she has a knight in shining armor, it’s Everett Brown.

A cute short story, The Widow’s End is a new twist on a widow finding a new romance, set in what appears to be the early nineteen hundreds. While not complex, the story’s focus is on Katie finding a new lease on life and confidence after her husband’s death. Everett Brown is a good man who cares about the children he teaches and courts Katie at her pace. The Pythian House is an interesting setting that might remind the reader of the orphanage in The Little Princess. Overall, a great short read!

Sarah E. Bradley