The Widow of Rose Hill

The Widow of Rose HillThe Widow of Rose Hill by Michelle Shocklee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A wonderful story of finding strength and love among the struggles and changes of post-Civil War Texas. Shocklee does a more than credible job of portraying the situation many in the South faced after the war. She explores the characters both bluntly and with compassion. Very well done.

Natalie Ellis is left as destitute as most war widows in the South. She still has her house and her land, but no money. The Colonial Levi Maish of the Union Army arrives to tell her not only that the South lost the war, but that her slaves are free. How can she run her plantation without slaves? Who will pick the cotton that finally has a market again? When the Yankee comes up with a plan-like it or not-Natalie has to agree. But that doesn’t mean it’ll be all smooth sailing from then on.

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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