The Planter’s Daughter

The Planter's DaughterThe Planter’s Daughter by Michelle Shocklee
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love Civil War era stories and this one stands out to me because of its setting. It takes place in Texas. While that state played a part in the Civil War, it doesn’t garner a lot of attention in historical fiction. We tend to get stuck in Gettysburg or Richmond or Savannah and forget that men who died in those places came from long distances to support their cause.

This story actually takes place just prior to the Civil War. The author plunks the reader down on a cotton plantation in Texas. She does a very credible job of balancing truth – which is unseemly to our modern eyes – and compassion in her characters. They aren’t perfect, but people never are. They aren’t stereotypical, which is refreshing.

I understand the next book in the series will be out early next year, and I’m looking forward to it!

Published by Pegg Thomas

Pegg Thomas lives on a hobby farm in Northern Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. They raise sheep and chickens; keep a few barn cats, and Murphy the spoiled rotten dog. A life-long history geek, she writes “History with a Touch of Humor.” Pegg is published in the Barbour historical romance collections. Pegg also works as Publisher of Smitten Historical Romance, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When not working or writing, Pegg can be found in her barn, her garden, her kitchen, or sitting at her spinning wheel creating yarn to turn into her signature wool shawls. Pegg won the Romance Writers of America's Faith, Hope, & Love Award for 2019, was a finalist for the 2019 ACFW Editor of the Year, and a double finalist for the 2019 ACFW Carol Awards.

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