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By Lynn Austin

ISBN-10: 1441260463

ISBN-13: 9781441260468

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New ancient Novel from 7-Time Christy Award Winner!

In the aftermath of the Civil battle, Josephine Weatherly and her mom, Eugenia, fight to select up the items in their lives once they go back to their Virginia plantation. however the sour realities of lifestyles after the warfare can't be denied: their domestic and land are yet shells in their past 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 feels like a long-ago dream. And the God who did not resolution any of her prayers through the conflict 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 ultimate servants, is the only she needs to depend upon to educate 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 lifestyles the tough 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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Blue tinted her mouth as she shivered. " Shenandoah looked up at the windmill towering over us. "I want to listen to the mockingbird. He barked like a dog this morning," she said. I placed a protective arm around her. "It wasn't a mockingbird," I insisted. I knew mockingbirds did sometimes bark like a dog, but not in this temperature. " I pulled her toward the door. " "No, it's not. " She glanced over her shoulder as I pushed her back into the schoolhouse. Miss Gibson and Josh Paul stood by the window, still talking about the weather.

About a mile from camp, I heard a clicking sound coming like dozens of butter churns hitting, wood on wood. I crept up the hill, crouching low. A band of Indians was crowded around a field. " Now that's more like it, I thought. "I'd say seventy-five or more natives cheered from the side. I watched from a clump of trees. They started swinging sticks at a small ball. When I crawled closer, I realized they were playing a ball game of sorts. A wild ball game. Turtle shells tied at their knees clicked and clacked as the players ran through the short grass.

Page iv Acknowledgements Special thanks to the editors of Windmilling, a history of Swisher County, for their labor in preserving county history. Thanks to all my critique partners, my sister, Ruth Sims, and other friends who have shared their knowledge so willingly. Last and most important, thanks to my husband, Dickey, and my best friendsmy daughters, Stephanie Nance and Cynthia Freeman. Page 1 Chapter One The coldest day in Texas was also the day I found out I was in love with Josh Paul Younger, just like every other sappy, twelve-year-old girl who lived in Swisher County in the Texas Panhandle.

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