by Jo Ann Butler
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Herodias Gardner defends religious freedom when she risks the Puritans’ whipping post to protest the torture of Quakers, and seeks to soften a king’s heart. What will Herod do when her friend Mary Dyer defies banishment and faces the gallows in the same quest? Herod also challenges convention at home as she struggles to raise her family while hiding a personal secret from her fellow Rhode Islanders.
The Reputed Wife is the second volume in the Scandalous Life series about the most notorious resident of 17th-century Newport, Rhode Island. Jo Ann Butler is a 11th-generation descendant of Herodias Long. She has tapped her work as a genealogist and colonial archeologist for this poignant story about our colonial foremothers and the founding of New England.