Reviewed by Linda Stewart, Main Library, Charleston: At her stepsister’s wedding, Placidia makes a strong connection with Confederate Lt. Griff Hockaday – so strong she marries him the next day. After two days together, he returns to his regiment, and Placidia will not see him for two years. The secrets of those two years will take two generations of letters, diary entries, and travel to unravel. Set in a fictional county in upstate South Carolina, this is a powerful story of the depths to which the human spirit can sink and still be able to survive.
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