By Lynn Austin
New old Novel from 7-Time Christy Award Winner!
In the aftermath of the Civil struggle, Josephine Weatherly and her mom, Eugenia, fight to choose up the items in their lives after they go back to their Virginia plantation. however the sour realities of existence after the battle can't be denied: their domestic and land are yet shells in their earlier grandeur; dying has claimed her father and brother; and her ultimate brother, Daniel, has again domestic sour and damaged. The privileged youth Josephine loved now sounds like a long-ago dream. And the God who did not resolution 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 closing servants, is the single she needs to depend on to coach her all she must comprehend. 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 tough years of the Reconstruction period through interweaving the tales of 3 women--daughter, mom, and freed slave--in a riveting story.
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She commanded the houseboy to summon the ubiquitous Joseph Eccles up to the Parsonage, and desired the pair of them to fetch down from one of the attics two formidable trunks. Joseph, who had been employed by the Vicar since the first year of his marriage as the farm-hand, considered himself the mainstay of the establishment, and was only too ready to oblige the ladies; and he lingered in the dressing-room, proffering counsel and encouragement in the broadest of Yorkshire dialects until kindly but firmly dismissed.
All Things New by Lynn Austin