The Cemetery Keeper's Wife


Product Details

Three Women Press
Publish Date
5.5 X 8.5 X 0.81 inches | 1.01 pounds

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About the Author

In 2007 Maryann McFadden won the literary lottery according to writing blogs, when her previously self-published novel, THE RICHEST SEASON, sold at auction to Hyperion Books. THE RICHEST SEASON became a Target Breakout Novel and was awarded an Indie Next Pick by The American Booksellers Association. Her next 2 novels, SO HAPPY TOGETHER and THE BOOK LOVER, are also Indie Next Picks. Her 4th novel, THE CEMETERY KEEPER'S WIFE, is a historical novel set in her NJ hometown. Maryann is a speaker and writing coach, and loves to chat with book clubs. Her unusual publishing journey has inspired many aspiring authors. Maryann lives in Northwest New Jersey. You can reach her at [email protected] or her website:


"A heartbreaking story of shame, secrets and the quest for love and redemption. McFadden relays a forgotten tragedy, which once held Victorian America in thrall, through the eyes of Rachel Miller, the cemetery keeper's wife. With passion and a keen sense of detail, McFadden, whose real life coincidences mirror Rachel's, is the perfect person to tell this story."

Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Beach House and The Butterfly's Daughter

"Maryann McFadden expertly keeps the reader on the edge of her seat she weaves the true story of Tillie Smith with the blistering fictional story of Rachel, a newlywed who is determined to solve the crime which echoes the denial and secrets that surround her marriage to Adam."

Adriana Trigiani, New York Times Bestselling Author of Big Stone Gap

"Book clubs will savor the rich details of life in the 1800's and the ripped from the headlines current story of Rachel."

J. Frank Burleson, Park Road Books

"Historically accurate and relevant to today's headlines, THE CEMETERY KEEPER'S WIFE is a powerful look at life (and death) after rape. I couldn't put it down."

Betsy Rider, owner, Otto's Bookstore, Williamsport PA

"A riveting emotional ride of 2 women a century apart, coming together finding peace, one in death, one in life. This is historical fiction at its best."

Stephanie Supinski, Branch Manager, Palmer Library, Easton PA