“Wow. The reporter who interviewed me for the Provincetown Banner really did her homework. She went all the way back to how I got started writing fiction, which seems lifetimes ago. You just have to scroll down a bit.“ 

 

“Grief can make a woman a little crazy, but it can also make her very entertaining! The Testament of Harold’s Wife is part romp, part suspense, but above all, a love story. I adored this fun yet poignant book.” – Diane Chamberlain, The New York Times bestselling author of The Stolen Marriage

 

“At the center of this moving, transcendent novel is the unforgettable Louisa. Perceptive, wry, full of righteous fury and enlarged by deep compassion...I promise you will miss her when you turn the last page. The story itself--flawlessly written and genuine to the core--takes an unflinching look at how we survive shattering tragedy and pointless cruelty and continue to love the world. Its startling, life-affirming conclusion will haunt me for a long time.” – Patry Francis, author of The Orphans of Race Point

 

“The Testament of Harold’s Wife is a richly told tale that explores the human animal connection and the journey to get past tragedy. Louisa, the spunky, elderly narrator delivers a tender hymn of hope and rebirth that stays with you long after the last page.” – Kim Michele Richardson, author of The Sisters of Glass Ferry

 

The Testament Of Harold’s Wife is a glorious—and unique—tale of tragedy, resilience, and one kick-ass grieving widow and grandmother. I laughed, cried, and cheered as Louisa talked to her pet chickens, splashed bourbon in her tea, hid ‘Glitter Jesus’ around the house, and wrestled with revenge. Louisa captured my heart, and I will never forget her.” – Barbara Claypole White, bestselling author of The Perfect Son and The Promise Between Us

 

“Grief can make a woman a little crazy, but it can also make her very entertaining! The Testament of Harold’s Wife is part romp, part suspense, but above all, a love story. I adored this fun yet poignant book.” – Diane Chamberlain, New York Times bestselling author of The Stolen Marriage

“Perhaps the toughest and bravest way to survive tragedy is by bearing up. In The Testament of Harold’s Wife, after losing her husband and grandson, Louisa weathers catastrophe through hard-fought wisdom, humor, and revenge served cold—fueled by a side of hot bourbon. I never left her side as she proved reinvention is possible at any age.” – Randy Susan Meyers, bestselling author of The Widow of Wall Street

 

“Lynne Hugo’s delightful page turner, The Testament of Harold’s Wife, is fast-paced, unexpectedly poignant, and fun. Louisa’s utterly winning voice propels us at breakneck speed. As a woman who has seen it all and lost it all, Louisa will take her place in the pantheon of unforgettable characters. You may never see an older woman in quite the same way again. This gorgeous new book, with its swiftly moving plot and subversive humor will stay with you long after you have finished the final page.” – Laura Harrington, bestselling author of Alice Bliss and A Catalog of Birds

The Testament of Harold’s Wife is a richly told tale that explores the human animal connection and the journey to get past tragedy. Louisa, the spunky, elderly narrator delivers a tender hymn of hope and rebirth that stays with you long after the last page.” – Kim Michele Richardson, author of The Sisters of Glass Ferry

The Testament of Harold's Wife was a 2018 Buzz Books Selection