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 ti the bloodiest day of American history. Among the causalities 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 ... more »dreaded 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 risk to her own life. Taken into the home of her uncle, Captain Whitfield Winslow, she is in a strategic position to secure secrete information to pass onto the South. But an even greater tragedy awaits the Winslow family.
THE WOUNDED YANKEE
Zacharias Winslow is The Wounded Yankee. Fighting for the Union Army, he is wounded in battle and sent home. When he arrives home, Zacharias discovers that in his absence his partner has stolen both his fiance and his business. Broken and sullen, the overwhelming disappointments prove too much and Zacharias decides to get away from it all. Striking out for the wilds of Montana, he resolves to live the rest of his life as a hermit.
He buys some wilderness land and builds a cabin, but instead of a hermit's life he can't seem to keep people from his door. First he must take in a baby whose parents have died, then one-by-one the others who have been abandoned in the wilderness are added to what becomes his unwelcome family, including a godly Welsh woman and her three children.
This is a delightful story of how one woman's courage and honesty challenge and overcome the bitterness of one man's heart.« less