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Posted December 9, 2010
Peter Stockwell, "Emily Hill's story of her family in the antebellum south provides the reader a vivid picture. She has captured the emotions of her characters both fictional and real as the story builds to the a most exciting conclusion. The environment of the times is created masterfully. I look forward to her next venture." Betty Cason, "Wonderful..." Karl Ehrlich, "In her masterful debut novel, Emily Hill explores the legend of her most famous relative, CT Jenkins, whose larger-than-life exploits before, during and after the Southern Rebellion, are celebrated to this day in the South, but largely forgotten in his home town of Baltimore. In chronicling the events that made CT Jenkins a hero to some and a traitor in the eyes of others, Emily Hill is at her best when she describes the personal ordeals and aspirations of the women behind the man, sharing intimate details about their private lives gleaned from personal letters and stories passed down for generations in her family. But, like any true family history, CT Jenkins' life story is filled with contradictions, inter-generational disputes, family heroism and cowardice, redemption and repentance. Who was CT Jenkins? A damned Yankee, a traitor or the Confederate hero so many revere today? The answers will surprise you."Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 30, 2011
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