One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow

One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow

From the bestselling author of The Ragged Edge of Night comes a powerful and poetic novel of survival and sacrifice on the American frontier.

Wyoming, 1870. For as long as they have lived on the frontier, the Bemis and Webber families have relied on each other. With no other settlers for miles, it is a matter of survival. But when Ernest Bemis finds his wife, Cora, in a compromising situation with their neighbor, he doesn’t think of survival. In one impulsive moment, a man is dead, Ernest is off to prison, and the women left behind are divided by rage and remorse.

Losing her husband to Cora’s indiscretion is another hardship for stoic Nettie Mae. But as a brutal Wyoming winter bears down, Cora and Nettie Mae have no choice but to come together as one family—to share the duties of working the land and raising their children. There’s Nettie Mae’s son, Clyde—no longer a boy, but not yet a man—who must navigate the road to adulthood without a father to guide him, and Cora’s daughter, Beulah, who is as wild and untamable as her prairie home.

Bound by the uncommon threads in their lives and the challenges that lie ahead, Cora and Nettie Mae begin to forge an unexpected sisterhood. But when a love blossoms between Clyde and Beulah, bonds are once again tested, and these two resilient women must finally decide whether they can learn to trust each other—or else risk losing everything they hold dear.

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  • Berit???

    Olivia Hawker’s descriptive storytelling Whisked me away to 1870s Wyoming. Gritty and raw this is a tale about resilience, acceptance, and forgiveness. Two families living on the Wyoming Prairie wit...

  • Nursebookie

    I LOVED THIS BOOK! Everybody, this is a must read!! Hawker is an incredible storyteller and in this entanglement of words have created this literary masterpiece. 5 solid stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️...

  • Tara Rock

    I was so impressed with the poetic and lyrical prose in this beautiful novel. The story was stunning, captivating and I had hoped for a few more chapters. I loved every moment of this magical story....

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    I’ve always loved historical fiction set in the pioneering western US. One for the Blackbird is set in Wyoming in 1870.The Bemis and Webber families rely on each other for survival. There’s no one...

  • Karen

    This book took me back to the prairie.. I haven’t really revisited since my days as a young girl when I read every single Little House book available!This time it’s 1870, rugged and isolated Wyomi...

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*

    This for me was one of those books that the story was pretty decent but I got bored reading it. It should have been good but as I sit here thinking about it I just can't find a reason to say it was. T...

  • Kate Quinn

    A story of family, friendship, and survival on the prairie frontier. Two homesteader families are thrown together under possibly the most awkward circumstances possible: Cora is found in bed with Nett...

  • Debra

    It has been a long time since I have read a book that captivated me as much as this one. Every word was poetry and every page made me want to hurry and get to the next one, yet, I had to savor each on...

  • Tammy

    One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow is a captivating western family saga that begins with betrayal and heartache, and ends with forgiveness and a sisterly friendship. Set in the 1870 eastern Wyomi...

  • Susan

    Thank you Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for an ARC.This book started out with so much promise but ended up getting bogged down in the details. I understand that Wyoming 1870 is going to be diffi...