When thirteen-year-old Herodias Long impulsively marries a handsome stranger and sails to New England, she thinks that she has escaped a life of servitude. However, the child-bride still lives in a world where her children and inheritance belong to her husband. When she learns that it is easier to marry a jealous man than to be freed from him, Herodias realizes that her troubles have just begun.
A Scandalous Life: The Reputed Wife is the second volume in Jo Ann Butler's compelling series about Herodias Long. Can Herod and George Gardner make their unofficial marriage work? And when Mary Dyer introduces Herod to the Quakers, Herod follows her heart all the way to the whipping post in Boston.
In 1662 the newly-restored King Charles II flouts Puritan opposition and grants self-rule to Rhode Island, home to New England's rebellious siftings. However, preserving their independence and freedom of conscience is an endless struggle for Rhode Islanders. Will the king continue to favor them when Puritans claim their land?