Homeland Author:Barbara Hambly As brother turns against brother in the bloodbath of the Civil War, two young women sacrifice everything but their friendship. Susanna Ashford is the Southerner, living on a plantation surrounded by scarred and blood-soaked battlefields. Cora Poole is the Northerner, on an isolated Maine island, her beloved husband fighting for the Confederacy. ... more »Through the letters the two women exchange, they speak of the ordeal of a familiar world torn apart by tragedy. And yet their unique friendship will help mend the fabric of a ravaged nation.
The two women write about books and art, about loss and longing, about their future and the future of their country. About love. About being a woman in nineteenth-century America. About the triumphant resilience of the human spirit.« less
Although I think I would have enjoyed the story line, I just could not get into the flow of the back and forth movement of the story. The story is written in the form of letters back and forth between two young women and I kept getting confused as to who was saying what. I gave it 40 pages and still couldn't find a way to continue without confusion.