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The Second Mrs. Hockaday

by Susan Rivers

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The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers
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    Jan 2017, 272 pages
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    Nov 2017, 288 pages

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A love story, a story of racial divide, and a story of the South as it fell in the war, The Second Mrs. Hockaday reveals how that generation - and the next - began to see their world anew.

Susan Rivers brings a mystery and love story to life in this epistolary novel set in the Civil War. 17 BookBrowse readers reviewed The Second Mrs Hockaday with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Told in haunting and moving prose through journal entries and correspondence, this story, based on actual events, tells of a newly married young woman left home alone with just the servants and her husband's infant son after her officer husband is called back to fight for the Confederacy. Returning home years later, he finds his wife has been accused of a horrible crime of which she will not speak. It's at once a love story, a history lesson and a beautifully written tale of forgiveness (Diana C). This book captured my interest from the first page. I was not very far into it when I misplaced it during holiday preparations. It festered in my imagination the whole time it was lost (Gwen C)...

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