By Lynn Austin
New ancient Novel from 7-Time Christy Award Winner!
In the aftermath of the Civil warfare, 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 conflict can't be denied: their domestic and land are yet shells in their past grandeur; loss of life has claimed her father and brother; and her final 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 solution any of her prayers through the warfare 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 closing servants, is the only she needs to depend on to coach her all she must understand. 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 tricky years of the Reconstruction period via interweaving the tales of 3 women--daughter, mom, and freed slave--in a riveting story.
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Tom considered that briefly and dismissed it. He had no proof. ” “He was an outlaw, concealing a mutilation,” Tom said bitterly. ” the butcher protested. ” “To spend my money,” Tom said disgustedly. “Go on, clear off. ” The butcher looked angry, and hesitated as if he wanted to make some rejoinder; then he thought better of it and disappeared. ” “Because he’s known here and I’m not,” Tom said. “If I fight with him I’ll be blamed. ” “But all our savings—” “We may get the money for the pig, yet,” said Tom.
In the vestry,” said the priest, jerking his head toward a door in the side wall. Tom did not ask to see the master. He found that if he acted as if he were expected he was less likely to waste time waiting around. He crossed the little chapel in a couple of strides and entered the vestry. It was a small, square chamber lit by many candles. Most of the floor space was taken up by a shallow sandpit. The fine sand had been smoothed perfectly level with a rule. There were two men in the room. Both glanced 39 Ken Follett – THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH briefly at Tom, then returned their attention to the sand.
He was not long in the lady’s house, and when he came out he went to an alehouse. He’s there now. ” “I hope he wins,” Tom said grimly. ” “Not yet. ” “Try to stay dry,” she repeated. ” It did not matter, of course. “After,” Tom said, as she wanted a definite answer. He smiled at her. “You’re a clever girl. ” “I like this game,” she said. She waved and left, her girlish legs twinkling as she jumped the ditch daintily and ran back toward the town. Tom watched her with love and anger in his heart.