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THE SECOND MRS. HOCKADAY by Susan Rivers

on April 29, 2017

Wow! I had this book for a while via Net Galley, but only got to it last week. Once I started it, I could not stop and read it in almost one sitting. It was a really intriguing Civil War story, told through various voices and documents – letters, diary entries, court reports – in various voices across years.

Highly recommended for those who enjoy a story of this era, along with some mystery and lots of details that are true to fact!

I have to say, that I never have read a lot from the point of view of a Southern woman trying to keep her farm going doing the War. Every day was a battle of survival, and while this is understandable, the way this novel is written, the facts are so bare and gritty that it shed a new light for me on women’s experience.

Thank you for my e-copy to review!

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2 responses to “THE SECOND MRS. HOCKADAY by Susan Rivers

  1. This definitely sounds like my cup of tea. Wonderful review Beth!☺

  2. drbethnolan says:

    Thanks — it was really good! I hope she writes more novels. 🙂

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