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In September 1865 Eli Calhoon, Lieutenant Colonel, Confederate States Army, returns to his war-ravished plantation home, of Camellia Creek, outside Port Gibson, Mississippi, resolved to begin again. But Mississippi, like the rest of the South, lies prostrate in the wake of a devastating conflict that wasted its population and destroyed what had been, only four years earlie ...more
Paperback, 596 pages
Published April 27th 2010 by Loblolly Writer's House
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If you like historical fiction with a compelling mystery, hair-raising suspense and thrilling romance, you will love Camellia Creek. Set in Mississippi at the end of the Civil War, Southerners have returned to find their homes and lands ravaged. Now, in the throes of defeat, they must also cope with the Federal Government, the military, and those who intend to profit from the spoils of war. Charlsie Russell has written a big story, rich in detail, and I'm looking forward to the sequel, Honor's B ...more
Charlsie Russell is the oldest child of a Mississippi father and an Arkansan mother. After graduating from the University of Mississippi in 1972 with a degree in archaeology, she entered the Navy's Officer Candidate School from where she emerged an ensign. She retired in 1993 as a full commander in Naval Intelligenge, and returned with her family to her home state of Mississippi. After the last of ...more