Masterly....Jake's careful manipulation of history and his knack for creating wacky, wicked characters are sure to lure readers...
A tapestry of betrayal, revenge and murder....Fans of Jake's earlier hits should find plenty of drama and antebellum in this lusty epic...
I really enjoyed this book. I learned a lot about the Union's methods during the Civil War. I visited Savannah shortly after I finished this book and talked to one of the vendors at the state park. Apparently, the real reason that Sherman didn't burn Savannah was because he held a significant interest in Savannah cotton. Politicians never change.
Georgia, 1864: Sherman's army marches inexorable from Atlanta to the sea. In its path: the charming old city of Savannah, where the Lester ladies-attractive, widowed Sara and her feisty twelve-year-old daughter, Hattie-struggle to save the family rice plantation. When Sherman offers the conquered city to President Lincoln as "a Christmas gift," Hattie and the feared general find themselves on a collision course that will astonish both of them.
Fictional account of the real campaign of General Sherman, "nemesis of the Confederacy," and the 1864 Christmas his army spent in Savannah, Georgia. His campaign is "still written about in books and studied in military colleges."
There's personal interest in Sara - the attractive, widow - and her feisty twelve-year-old daughter, Hattie.
I didn't read this book. It was one of only a few available
in the gift shop when I was in labor with our first baby.
Georgia, 1864: Shermans army marches inexrably from Alanta to the sea. In its path, the charming old city of Savannah, where the Lester Ladies--attractive widowed Sara ahd feisty twelve-year old daughter Hattie---struggle to save the family rice plantion.
When Sherman offers the conquered city to President Lincoln as "a Christmas gift," Hattie and the feared General find themselves on a collision course that will astonish both of them.