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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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It kept me reading -- a story from post-Revolutionary War days -- a young woman, and her baby, sailing from England to America to escape a potential marriage to a man who had killed her husband and to whom she was indebted for her husband's debts. They were accompanied by a runaway slave who carried his child. They built a new life on a plantation in the Carolinas until the past came back to haunt her and their faith, strength and capacity to love are tested to the limit. A story of the struggle ...more
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 could not put this book down! Read it in 1 day and wanted more. Love the writing style that incorporates multiple thoughts and words of several people onto the same page. Wish more writers used this style. My curiosity was peaked throughout every page. This story is unique and no one could've written it better!
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!