The daughter of a wealthy slave-holding family from Richmond, Virginia, Caroline Fletcher is raised to believe slavery is God-ordained and acceptable. But on awakening to its cruelty and injustice, her eyes are opened to the men and women who have cared tirelessly for her. At the same time, her father and her fiance, Charles St. John, are fighting for the Confederacy and their beloved way of life and traditions.
Where does Caroline’s loyalty lie? Emboldened by her passion to make a difference and her growing faith, will she risk everything she holds dear?
I have read this book several times. It’s been awhile but I found it on my bookshelf and had to share! I I was captivated by the struggle that many southerners faced. It wasn’t easy to stand against the cultural norm of the day. Lynn Austin is an exceptional writer and she portrayed this time period well. The character’s were fun and interesting. I like how Caroline grew and developed in her beliefs. I liked learning more about the civil war.
I recommend this book to my family and friends.
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