The Dixie Widow/The Wounded Yankee Author:Gilbert Morris The Dixie Widow: Almost twenty-four thousand Union and Confederate soldiers had fallen on the field of battle at Sharpsburg, making it the bloodiest day of American history. Among the casualties for the South was Captain Vance Wickham, husband of Belle Wickham. She was a daughter of Sky and Rebekah Winslow, and now the tragedy of war makes its d... more »readed call upon the Winslow family.
In The Dixie Widow, Belle Wickham's sorrow turns to anger and bitterness, then finally to blind hatred for the North. She declares in steely voice, "I live for only one purpose: to see the Union destroyed," and vows to remain a widow until the Yankees are whipped.
Belle is persuaded to travel to her Winslow relatives in the Washington, D.C. area and spy for the Confederacy--at the risk of her own life. Taken into the home of her grandfather, Captain Whitfield Winslow, she is in a strategic position to secure secret information to pass to the South. But an even greater tragedy awaits the Winslow family.
The Wounded Yankee: Zack Winslow had served the Union Army for exactly one year and been wounded twice, surviving the battles of Bull Run and Shiloh. But when he is sent home, Zack discovers some devastating news about his fiancée and his livelihood. Having seen the worst of war and tasted the disappointments of love and friendship gone sour, Zack decides he must get away from it all.
Striking out for the wilds of Montana, Zack resolves to live as a hermit in Alder Gulch. On one hundred acres in the shadows of the Rockies, he can build a cabin and raise sheep the promise of a better life, free from the entanglements of other people.
But Zack can't seem to keep them away from his door. Yet how can he take on these unwelcome people? But if he doesn't provide for them, who will?« less