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 conflict can't be denied: their domestic and land are yet shells in their past grandeur; demise has claimed her father and brother; and her closing brother, Daniel, has lower back domestic sour and damaged. The privileged adolescence Josephine loved now sounds like a long-ago dream. And the God who didn't resolution any of her prayers throughout the battle is misplaced to her as well.
Josephine quickly realizes that existence is now an issue of day-by-day survival--and acknowledges that Lizzie, as one of many few last servants, is the only she needs to depend on 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 existence 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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All Things New by Lynn Austin