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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. 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 of Carrie McGavock the owner of a home that was turned into a hospital during the tragic battle at Franklin Tennessee and Zachariah Cashwell a Confederate sergeant who was taken there after the battle Most of the characters are very well developed I was particularly taken by the descriptions of this senseless battle and its immediate aftermath but the story did tend to lag a bit in the middle Overall it is still a good read and I recommend it for fans of southern literature and historical fiction My thanks to the folks at the On the Southern Literary Trail group for giving me the opportunity to read and discuss this and many other fine books wreck-this-journal-duct-tape-expanded-ed 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 assertiveness-for-women-an-assertiveness-training-guide-for-women-english-edition madness of the American Civil Wa. A touching story that addresses the aftermath of the Civil War in terms of the loss of so kvm-mise-en-oeuvre-d-une-solution-de-virtualisation-de-serveurs many young Faded Glory men for reasons that no longer seemed as compelling as they once did It is told largely from the points of view of Carrie McGavock the owner of a home that was turned into a hospital during the tragic battle at Franklin Tennessee and Zachariah Cashwell a Confederate sergeant who was taken there after the battle Most of the characters are very well developed I was particularly taken by the descriptions of this senseless battle and its immediate aftermath but the story did tend to lag a bit in the the-perfect-puppy-take-britain-s-number-one-puppy-care-book-with-you middle Overall it is still a good read and I recommend it for fans of southern literature and historical fiction My thanks to the folks at the On the Southern Literary Trail group for giving les-profs-tome-1-interro-surprise me the opportunity to read and discuss this and quot-the-dog-of-my-nightmares-stories-read-by-texas-columnist-dave-lieber-quot many other fine books

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The Widow of the South

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 the Civil War s bloodiest conflict the Battle of Franklin in 1864 Through the tragedy Carrie who was already having hardships of her own including the deaths of three children and a marriage slowly eroded by grief finds strength in offering aid to dying soldiers love by caring for Zachariah Cashwell who has received a grave injury and purpose by spending her after war life having 1500 soldiers exhumed from the battlefield and buried in her family plot which she maintained until her death With such great material and a strong heroine who surely deserves recognition I expected from this book which is still a worthy read 35 stars June Selection On The Southern Literary Trail

Summary The Widow of the South

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. 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 and listened to it on tape while driving then would read on the back porch in the cabin I kept trying to figure out if I could drive to the Franklin in the book and see the actual setting Though this is historical fiction it s based on the true story of Carrie McGavock whose plantation home was used as a hospital during the battle of Franklin between the Union and Confederate armiesMaybe because I live in the south maybe because I am a nurse or maybe because I am a romantic at heart this book really resounded with me I just pulled the copy we own off the shelf this morning and promised it I would re read it again someday I thought the author did a brilliant job at drawing the characters and describing the brutal nature of life during the Civil W


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 home is the

  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 mys

  3. says:

    This is a little weird The beginning is fantastic opening with the Confederates on their way to Franklin where they meet the Union army and a bloody battle ensues What I love about this is the alternating narratives In the beginning it isn't just Carrie but also Zachariah's narrative on the Confederate side and a Union

  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 boo

  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 the tragedy Carrie who was already having hardships of her own including the deaths of three children and a marriage slowly eroded by grief finds strength in offering ai

  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 to this day And I am a eclectic reader For work and for pleasure I read about 15 or 20 books a weekThis is one of my most remembered of the Civil War So much so that I h

  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

  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 life In the end her acreage becomes the cemetary for the thousands of soldiers killed in Franklin Tennessee She cared for their graves and mourned for them the remainder of her life I loved this book and

  9. says:

    In Robert Hicks's gorgeously written story of Carrie McGavock a real life woman whose plantation's proximity to the deadliest encount

  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 battle that lasted a short time a few hours I believe The floors were completely destroyed by

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