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The Widow of the South

Decides on that day in her house she will not let himIn the pain filled days and weeks that follow both find a form of mutual healing that neither thinks possibleIn this extraordinary debut novel based on a true story Robert Hicks has written an epic novel of love and heroism set against the madness of the American Civil Wa. This was one of the best books I ve read this year It was a beautifully written book about a woman in the south whose home is commandeered and turned into a hospital It

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Tennessee 1864 On a late autumn day near a little town called Franklin 10000 men will soon lie dead or dying in a battle that will change many lives for ever None will be changed than Carrie McGavock who finds her home taken over by the Confederate army and turned into a field hospital Taking charge she finds the courage to. This novel is based on the true story of Carrie McGavock who gave of herself for the benefit of others selflessly her entire life Carrie and her home were unfortunate to

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Face up to the horrors around her and in doing so finds a causeOut on the battlefield a tired young Southern soldier drops his guns and charges forward into Yankee territory holding only the flag of his company's colours He survives and is brought to the hospital Carrie recognizes something in him a willingness to die and. The premise of this book had great potential as it s based on the true story of Carrie McGavock whose plantation home Carnton was confiscated as a battle hospital during


About the Author: Robert Hicks

Robert Hicks has been active in the music industry in Nashville for twenty years as both a music publisher and artist manager The driving force behind the perservation and restoration of the historic Carnton plantation in Tennessee he stumbled upon the extraordinary role that Carrie McGavock played during and after the Battle of Franklin He is the author of The Widow of the South and A Separat



10 thoughts on “The Widow of the South

  1. says:

    This novel is based on the true story of Carrie McGavock who gave of herself for the benefit of others selflessly her entire life Carrie and her home were unfortunate to end up sitting only a few hundred yards from the Civil War Battle of Franklin Tennessee The Confederate army used her home as a hospital Hundreds of soldiers were cared for by the family and the army orderlies and surgeons Today Carrieā€™s preserved ho

  2. says:

    I absolutely LOVED this book I was reading it when I went up to Rabun County once for some respite from my goofy household A whole week by myself It was heaven But the thought of driving 5 hours was overwhelming so I took the book out on tape

  3. says:

    This is a little weird The beginning is fantastic opening with the Confederates on their way to Franklin where

  4. says:

    I had previously read and struggled with it However many reviewers of that book mentioned the superb uality of this one They were right Our book begins with two women walking through a cemetery and discussing the men buri

  5. says:

    The premise of this book had great potential as it's based on the true story of Carrie McGavock whose plantation home Carnton was confiscated as a battle hospital during the Civil War's bloodiest conflict the Battle of Franklin in 1864 Through

  6. says:

    This book has stayed with me for years Today I am writing reviews for many of the best I've read in the last 15 years and for those I remember

  7. says:

    A touching story that addresses the aftermath of the Civil War in terms of the loss of so many young men for reasons that no longer seemed as compelling as they once did It is told largely from the points of view o

  8. says:

    This was one of the best books I've read this year It was a beautifully written book about a woman in the south whose home is commandeered and turned into a hospital It wakes her up from a deep depression and changes her l

  9. says:

    In Robert Hicks's gorgeously written story of Carrie McGavock a real life woman whose plantation's proximity to the deadliest encounter of the Civil War the Battle of Franklin caused her home to be commandeered as a hospital and thrust her into importance as she cared for thousands of wounded and dying Confederate soldiers we are given a searing look at our savagery against each other and the transformative effects it wreaks on ou

  10. says:

    May 7 2008 I went to the Carnton Plantation 2 years ago and have been wanting to read this book since then The visit was amazing and seeing all of the headstones in the cemetary was unbelievable 1500 I believe of them on the property all from one brief battle The wood floors in the house still contain the bloodstains from this batt

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