"For those readers looking for a book and character reminiscent of Scarlett O'Hara, you have found it", states Cathy Brophy, President of Warren Publishing.
Set during the Civil War, young Cordelia Barlow returns for her father's funeral to find her beloved home and Mammy sold away. With nothing left but her courage, Cordelia sets off to find her mother's family only to uncover shocking family secrets and expose long-ago scandals.
"Unlike most novels set in this time period, Willow portrays the deep and loving relationships between the masters and their slaves and the lengths that both will go to protect the ones they love", states Brophy. "Cordelia's ability to endure a world gone mad comes from the relationships she has made with those who have suffered most."
Interesting and rich characters take the reader through a first-hand account of the personal agonies suffered by Cordelia as she grows from a vivacious, precocious child to a women searching for the truth amid the ashes of a defeated South.
Readers will enjoy this book because it touches on the experiences of a young woman who struggles to regain her life amid the conflicts of the losing Southerners and the conquering Yankees. The author spares no detail in accurately portraying the realities of this devastating time through the eyes of woman with nothing else to lose.
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About the Author
Lori Roberts is a living historian, portraying Mrs. Mary Anna Morrison Jackson, wife of "Stonewall" Jackson at Civil War events and reenactments throughout the Southeast. She is a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Lawrence County Living Historians, and the Jackson County Historical Society.
Lori is also the author of Lost Letters: A Civil War Love Story. She lives in Indiana with her family.