The Other Farmer’s Wife

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Nate had preceded her westward by six long months. Prudence had spent that eternity in the home of her devout in-laws, who thought it was a shame the Puritanism had gone the way of King George III. She was a good Christian, but not quite that good. Her father, a Harvard lecturer, had introduced both her to the Enlightenment thinkers and new ideas in science. She was thrilled not only to be…