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About The Widow of Saunders Creek

A grief that knows no boundary.
A love without any limit.
A need that doesn’t end at death. 
Corrie Saunders grew up in a life of privilege. But she gave it all up for Jarrod, her Army husband, a man she knew was a hero when she vowed to spend her life with him. She just didn’t expect her hero to sacrifice his life taking on an Iraqi suicide bomber. 
Six months after Jarrod’s death, Corrie retreats to the family home her husband inherited deep in the Missouri Ozarks. She doesn’t know how to live without Jarrod—she doesn’t want to. By moving to Saunders Creek and living in a house beloved by him, she hopes that somehow her Jarrod will come back to her.
Something about the house suggests maybe he has. Corrie begins to wonder if she can feel Jarrod’s presence.
Jarrod’s cousin Eli is helping Corrie with the house’s restoration and he knows that his dead cousin is not what Corrie senses. Eli, as a believing man and at odds with his mystically-oriented family members, thinks friendly visits from beyond are hogwash.  But he takes spirits with dark intentions seriously. Can he convince Corrie that letting go of Jarrod will lead to finding her footing again— and to the One she can truly put her faith into?


Praise for The Widow of Saunders Creek

“Tracey Bateman has the extraordinary gift of plummeting into the human soul and finding the deep and complex facets for which we most need redemption and hope. She weaves emotion and truth and all the things we fear and grieve into a story that touches and challenges the heart, while reminding us there is an unseen world as close as our
own breath. The Widow of Saunders Creek is one of her finest.”
     —Rene Gutteridge, author of Listen and Possession

“Bateman does a superb job of bringing her characters vividly to life and giving the reader a taste of what it would be like to live in the Ozarks, where superstition and the supernatural are alive and well.”
      —Debbie Viguié, author of Kiss of Night

“Tracey Bateman has a winner on her hands. I started the book intending to read just a little then put it down. I couldn’t. I had to read and read all the way to the end. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. This is a wonderful story about moving past grief and realizing it’s possible to fall in love again. This book has a fabulous love story. It has a chilling confrontation between good and evil and shows us how calling on the power of Jesus’s name can stop evil in its tracks. I can’t wait for the next book by Tracey.”
     —Lynette Eason, author of When the Smoke Clears

Praise for Tracey Bateman

“Deep, cutting, an intoxicating blend of human and supernatural, of characters scarred by the past, drained by life. This is the book I’ve waited for.”
      — Tosca Lee, author of Forbidden with Ted Dekker and Demon: A Memoir

“…raises thought-provoking questions concerning who and what one lives for. These themes are worked in nicely and eventually set up a beautiful and hopeful conclusion.”
     —The Christian Manifesto for Tandem

“Bateman has written a page turner with a compelling vampire character that will set evangelical Christian readers talking.”
      —Publishers Weekly on Thirsty

“I loved the way Tracey Bateman incorporated the struggle against alcoholism into the theme [of Thirsty]. Great writing and a compelling read!”
      — Colleen Coble, author of Lonestar Secrets and the Rock Harbor series

About Tracey Bateman

Tracey Bateman lives in the Missouri Ozarks with her husband and family. With more than 30 novels in print, including Thirsty and Tandem, Tracey spends all her time telling tales, creating characters, and dreaming of other worlds.

Product Details

320 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: May 8, 2012

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 24

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A grief that knows no boundary. A love without any limit. A need that doesn’t end at death.

Click here to download the first chapter of The Widow of Saunders Creek now.

A young widow encounters an otherworldly force occupying her late husband's family home, and through faith and love, finds the strength to confront it.

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By Kali Story-Smith

The Widow of Saunders Creek by Tracey Bateman was fantastic. It kept me in suspense and I couldn't put it down once I started reading it. The book keeps you on your toes and is a great read. I loved it!

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By Tiffany DeOs

The Widow of Saunders Creek by Tracey Bateman is a great novel about love, mystery, and the power of the Lord. Corrieâ??s husband has died and she is left all alone on the land that her husband left for her. It has been in the family for years and some feel she shouldnâ??t have taken the inheritance. But at the homestead she feels closer to her husband. She even feels him tangibly at times. But is it really him as some in the family would...

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By Erin Farr

Eight years after her husband Jarrod is killed in Iraq, Corrie Saunders returns to the 150-year-old home in the Ozarks that he left to her. Not only has she come back to have the old house renovated, she has come back to grieve his loss--to be in the one place she is sure his presence dwells. All she wants to do is bury herself in the renovations until she begins to experience eerie occurences, and she's sure that it's Jarrod trying to...

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By Nikole Hahn

The Widow of Saunders Creek by Tracey Bateman is a mixed bag of romance and ghost story; a story of loss and love; of demons and witches. Corrie married dynamic Jarrod Saunders. He joined the military and went off to Iraq. Corrie and Jarrod were childless. After Jarrod died saving at least fifty lives, Corrie submerged into her grief as a war widow until Saunders Creek called her home. Her mother and her never got alongâ?"both have...

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By Aline Gomes Montavon

Há quem acredite em fantasmas e que as pessoas mortas podem voltar para se comunicar com os vivos. As novelas, filmes e livros estão aí mesmo, não só pra assustar, né Mr. Stephen King, mas para questionar: e se for verdade? Quem já viu O Sexto Sentido, O Chamado ou o clássico da Sessão da Tarde Ghost: do outro lado da vida (só para citar três), sabe que a temática gira em torno de almas de mortos que ainda precisam resolver...

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