Sins of Salem #1
Published in 2013
H/h - Henry Dunham/Lydia Colson
Setting: Salem, Massachusetts, 1692.
Read in April, 2014.
Lydia, the young h of our story, has been living in Salem for the past year under a false surname and has been working as a physician and a mid-wife. No one has ever seen her husband, whom Lydia claims to have been out at the sea. That she’s waiting for his return. But no one knows of the dark past that still haunts Lydia. Even though she’s found a rather good life in Salem and has come to know some good neighbors, Lydia is running because she murdered her drunk and abusive husband in the dead of the night, right after his beating that led her to miscarry their child. Other than that brute, she didn’t have a family, losing them in a fire at once. She thought her husband would be her lifeline because they met right after she lost her family. But that was not to be. Lydia is beautiful, a fact that made her husband suspicious and illogically mean towards her. Nothing good came from that marriage, and though Lydia thinks she’s rid of him for good, she can’t rest easy, always in fear that her little secret would be out one day and she’d be punished.