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Isaac's House: A Love Story of the Old South based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
As a transplanted northern boy, I confess to never understanding the motives for such commitment to sacrifice of the men and women of the South. Now having read this book (also her "Mississippi Boys", which precedes this work in a trilogy), I have been granted a look into the depth of family, faith and community that drove this war for independence and state's rights. This is a heartfelt love story, within a love story of the Old South. Isaac's House is more than just a good novel and a comfortable read. Our author is obviously a true daughter of Mississippi, and speaks from depths of devotion to her heritage, with compassion in every line. Speaking as a Vietnam combat veteran, (volunteer) I am amazed at the empathy she feels describing the youthful call to war and post war burden of the warriors, as well as the emotion and effect on those maintaining the home front. Readers experience Reconstruction with carpetbaggers, scalawags, copperheads, Radical Republicans and a nation even more divided "after" the war.
This is an excellent book, Ms.Gaddy has given us such insight into the Civil War era...You feel you really know Isaac & his family. You are pulled into the old South from the first chapter.Capitivating..Truly inspirational....A must read.
She did it again, another page turner! Laughter and tears, joy and sorrow, twists and turns I did not expect kept me reading way into the morning. What a writer!!!
I have just finished reading Isaac's House, a marvelous written book. I continue to be amazed at how Jane Gaddy captures the flavor of the South during its turbulent years of war and early Reconstruction. Any true Southerner can identify with the characters, the setting, and the atmosphere of that time and day.