After the War, Before the Peaceby Sharon Poppen
Publisher: Xlibris Corp
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After the War, Before the Peace follows four
The story begins as Michael joins his older brothers. In a border town, Michael meets Lita. Despite being sold by her father into a brothel, she guards her body ferociously. She shocks everyone when she throws herself at Michael.
Oldest brother Jim works at balancing life on the run with his family living with his mother. A raid unites them with Yankees who are trying to right the wrongs perpetrated on Southerner veterans.
Youngest brother Danny loves Deborah, a hometown girl who is a born flirt who is anxious for adventure. Danny becomes her dupe in escaping their small town.
Reader comments about After the War, Before the Peace include “Has a Gone With the Wind flavor”, “Reminiscent of The Thornbirds” and “Another Lonesome Dove.”
A review by Denise Cassino, author and editor:
In After the War, Before the Peace, Sharon Poppen has created a cast of rich characters comprised of the Farrrells, a Confederate family still suffering the effects of the Civil War after which Union soldiers destroyed their plantation and raped their mother.
Mentally ravaged by these events, the father and oldest sons seek to avenge their losses, recover their stolen properties and gain reparation in their own way. Against the wishes of their matriarch, Elizabeth, they continue their quest until all of the sons are embroiled in the legacy, their women are left behind to raise families and maintain faith and unity and their youths are ill-spent. On the run as outlaws, they seek refuge across the border in
With the help of a supportive and remorseful Union soldier, they work tirelessly to convince the
Poppen has created a story the reader will not soon forget. Her women are tough and her men tougher. Yet they are steeped in the kind of love and loyalty that makes for a great read and a cast of characters one hopes might reappear in another life in another adventure-filled book someday.
Thank you, Sharon, for visiting with us this week and for sharing information about your book. I enjoy history, and especially the Civil War and reconstruction.
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