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The Second Mrs. Hockaday Audiobook

The Second Mrs. Hockaday

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When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband's 300-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own. By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later, Placidia is bound for jail, accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it. What really transpired in the two years he was away?

Inspired by a true incident, this saga unfolds with gripping intensity, conjuring the era with uncanny immediacy. Amid the desperation of wartime, Placidia sees the social order of her Southern homeland unravel. As she comes to understand how her own history is linked to one runaway slave, her perspective on race and family are upended. 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 this generation - and the next - began to see their world anew.

©2017 Susan Rivers (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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    Barbara Pennsylvania,USA 05-11-17
    Barbara Pennsylvania,USA 05-11-17 Member Since 2011

    I am a big fan of audible...listening to books on the move really suits my lifestyle.

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    "Civil War Love Story"

    This story about a young wife named Placidia, left behind on her husbands farm after being married only 3 days while he goes back to fight in the Civil War is very believable. Seventeen year old Placidia is left to care for baby Charles ,son of her new husbands first wife who died ...she encounters so many difficult situations with resourcefulness and courage.

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    Roxy 04-07-17
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    "Audio and Book"

    I read the book halfway through and then picked up with the audio. The audio paired well with the book. Interesting story that keeps the reader guessing.

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    Beautiful narration and a gripping story! Had me enthralled from the beginning and loved that we got to hear from the sons at the end

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