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I got this when my grandma passed away. I had no idea what it was about. When I first started reading it I was a little unsure but as I read on more it was hard to put down. It is a about a 17 almost 18 girl who is very smart loves to learn and this takes place back in the 1800's when that was not the thing for women to do. She is her daddy's favorite. One day her dads real good friend who they call Uncle Joe came for a visit and asked if Varina would like to come and stay with him and his famil ...more
Jun 09, 2009 CLM rated it really liked it
Recommended to CLM by: SLM
This historical novel about Varina Davis, first the young and charming wife of Jefferson Davis, later the First Lady of the Confederacy, was a favorite of my mother's growing up.
Shirley Seifert was born in St. Peters, Missouri, just west of St. Louis, and has lived all her life in that vicinity. While taking graduate work in journalism at the University of Wisconsin, she was urged to try fiction, and soon after that she sold her first short stories to the American Magazine and The Saturday Evening Post. After 1935, she devoted herself to the historical novel and completed ...moreMore about Shirley Seifert...