By Lynn Austin
New historic Novel from 7-Time Christy Award Winner!
In the aftermath of the Civil warfare, Josephine Weatherly and her mom, Eugenia, fight to choose up the items in their lives once they go back to their Virginia plantation. however the sour realities of lifestyles after the struggle can't be denied: their domestic and land are yet shells in their past grandeur; loss of life has claimed her father and brother; and her last brother, Daniel, has lower back domestic sour and damaged. The privileged adolescence Josephine loved now feels like a long-ago dream. And the God who did not solution any of her prayers through the warfare is misplaced to her as well.
Josephine quickly realizes that lifestyles is now an issue of day-by-day survival--and acknowledges that Lizzie, as one of many few final servants, is the single she needs to depend upon to coach her all she must be aware of. Josephine's mom, too, vows to rebuild White Oak...but a sour hatred fuels her.
With ability and emotion, Lynn Austin brings to lifestyles the tricky years of the Reconstruction period by way of interweaving the tales of 3 women--daughter, mom, and freed slave--in a riveting story.
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