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The Gates Of Trevalyan (Georgia Civil War trilogy, book #2)

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Family. Faith. Love. War. The Gates of Trevalyan brings the turbulent years before, during and after the Civil War to vivid and passionate life. Trevalyan, the beautiful central-Georgia plantation where idealistic young Jenny Mobley and aristocratic Charles King marry and build a life together, becomes a symbol of the heartache and division brought by the nation's bitter w ...more
Paperback, 377 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by BelleBooks
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This story takes place after the Civil War in southern Georgia, particularly the Trevalyan plantation where our two main characters Jenny Mobley and Charles King make their home as they start their married life together. It won’t be easy as they adjust to each other. Jenny forms a friendship with her maid Tacey as well as having an eye for handsome, Alexander Stephens. It is a time when the only thing left to do is make friends.

The Gates of Trevalyan is a historical novel that encompasses some
Deborah Patterson

I agree wholeheartedly with a previous reviewer that this book is very slow moving and gets bogged down with too many political elements. The inclusion of many true life people shows that the author did a great deal of research, none of which adds to the story. I did manage to finish the book, but suggest you not waste your time. It is not like "stepping into a time machine", as one reviewer said, unless this particular time period is one of history's most boring.
Eileen E Cartwright
Civil War in Georgia

I enjoyed reading about people's lives in Georgia leading up to, during, and after the Civil War. I lived for a time in the Atlanta Metro Area which these people would have never dreamed of how it is today. It was interesting to read about familiar towns and counties and Atlanta itself as they were then. Other interesting topics touched on were the historic figures, the spies, and the horrors of reconstruction. Also SHERMAN's March to the sea. I agree with the sentiments of s
Nancy S. Hensley
I enjoyed the writings of books of south and enjoyed reading this book.

The author did an amazing job on the history and in research of the book. I appreciate the letting the readers about later happened to the people later in life. I liked the references for the book as well, that made more interesting.
the story was ok and it def made you think about things from both sides. but it was slow and drawn out. and in what may have been an effort to show various sides of a complex situation, it bounced around between characters a lot and even on some of the story lines that the author seemed to want to make pertinent you only got a surface view which left the characters seeming fickle
Heidi Harsch
This book seemed to go on and on.

Although the writing and stories were very good for me I feel the political details took away from the storyline and the main characters.
I skimmed my way through this because it didn't draw me into the story. I have no plans to try another of Ms. Cook's books.
Cindy Griffin
The Gates of Trevalyan follows a cast of characters as they try to live and survive the Civil War and its aftermath in Georgia. The book does have an idealistic view of slavery and there are situations that are not completely realistic. That being said, I did enjoy reading the book. Cook draws you into the lives of characters and it s easy to care what happens to them. I found it interesting to read about places that are very familiar to me. This book is not for everyone. It is a good book for s ...more
As a historian and librarian, thought that I would really love this book. In the beginning, as I was introduced to main characters Jenny Mobley, Emily Hill, and Charles King, I was still hopeful. In many ways this is the classic Gone With the Wind story with large Georgia plantations and all of the trappings of Southern culture and slavery. Unfortunately, for me, the story got lost in the military and political history. I was able to finish the book only by skimming the long drawn out details. I ...more
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