All Things New
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Josephine Weatherly struggles to pick up the pieces of her life when her
family returns to their Virginia plantation. But the realities of life
after the war cannot be denied: her home and land are but a shell of
their previous grandeur; death has claimed her father and brother; and
her remaining brother, Daniel, has returned home bitter and broken.
Josephine soon realizes that life is now a matter of daily survival--and
recognizes that Lizzie, as one of the few remaining servants, is the
one she must rely on to teach her all she needs to know. Josephine's
mother, too, vows to rebuild White Oak--but a bitter hatred fuels her.
Seven-time Christy winner Austin (Wonderland Creek) deftly weaves this story about the Reconstruction era. Strong heroines with depth make this a sure bet not only for CF fans, but mainstream fiction readers as well. Recommend it to readers of Lynn Morris and Sandra Byrd.
The Reconstruction-era South is realistically recreated.
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