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The Broken Statue (River Women #2)

Margaret Lukas


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Omaha, 1905: During the gilded age, when women live subjugated to men, eighteen-year-old Bridget prides herself on having earned acceptance to medical school.

When her father is murdered, a crime that does not interest the law because he was half Native American, she risks her plans to become a doctor, determined to avenge his murder.

Bridget's quest thrusts her into a world of seedy men and glitzy women in one of Omaha's most opulent brothels. There, she finds herself the prey rather than the hunter. If she is to survive, she must keep the reclusive madam's shocking secrets, learn to trust her heart's yearning for the man who befriends her, and embrace her complicated alliance with a community of notorious women considered society's lowest.

Praise For The Broken Statue (River Women #2)

On River People: "River People is a mesmerizing tale of love and redemption." —Jeff Kurrus, Editor, Nebraskaland Magazine


On Farthest House: "Not since The Lovely Bones have we experienced such a moving tale of love, suspense, and family secrets narrated by a ghost." —Jonis Agee

BQB Publishing, 9781952782237, 416pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2021

About the Author

Margaret Lukas taught writing for several years at the University of Nebraska. Her award-winning short story "The Yellow Bird" was made into a short film by Smiling Toad Productions in Canada and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Her work has been published in anthologies, magazines, and online. Her first novel, Farthest House, received a Nebraska Arts Council Fellowship Award. She lives in Omaha with her husband.