Being southern born and bred, I love reading about the south. In All Things New Lynn Austin does an amazing job portraying the complicated pains and hardships on a small Virginia community in the time of reconstruction.
Josephine Weatherly is a young daughter of a plantation owner groomed for a life of ease who finds herself destitute and starving with everyone in the south. The people that come into her life reveal themselves to be the same mixture of good and bad regardless of which side of the war they fought on or the color of their skins.
It’s a wonderful read complete with romance, suspense and profound moral dilemmas. I know you’ll enjoy it. Here’s Chapter 1 on on audio book for you to check it out.