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The Women of Catawba/a Novel
by Hilda Stahl
From the author of the White Pines Chronicles comes an exciting tale of five courageous women and their fight to build a plantation home in the raw wilderness of South Carolina. Set in post-Revolutionary War days, Women of Catawba is an inspiring story of men and women whose faith, strength, and capacity to love are tested to the limit.
Hardcover, 235 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Thomas Nelson Inc
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Feb 22, 2013 Emily Good rated it 3 of 5 stars
This book was recommended to me by my friends, and I read it and enjoyed it for the very reasons they gave ("exciting", "twists and turns", "good dose of history" etc.), but I'm afraid to say that for me personally it still didn't get more than three stars. For the first half of the book I could see exactly what my friends meant - it really did get you interested from the very beginning with a dramatic start. That kept me going and kept me glued to the end wanting to know how it would all turn o ...more
I got this and the second in the series because of the name "Catawba" being the "ghost town" name of the area where I grew up in Florida. I found out later that the author/editor (joint work with her mother, I believe) lives nearby, though I still haven't had the pleasure of meeting her!