Water To My Soul: The Story of Eliza Lucas Pinckney

Water To My Soul: The Story of Eliza Lucas Pinckney

by Pamela Bauer Mueller

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ISBN-13: 9780980916317
Publisher: Pinata Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 1,253,471
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Pamela Bauer Mueller was raised in Oregon. She has worked as a flight attendant, commercial model and actress, English and Spanish teacher and a U.S. Customs Inspector. She now lives on Jekyll Island Georgia with her husband Michael and their cats Sukey Spice and Morgan Maurice.

Pamela's children and young adult books have awarded her the 2006/2008 and the 2009 Georgia Author of the Year titles, three Mom's Choice and Children’s Choice gold medals, the Independent Publisher Gold Book awards and other national awards with Writer's Digest and ForeWord magazines. In her sixth historical novel, she introduces us to two female Civil War spies, Antonia Ford and Pauline Cushman, and their true stories of deep patriotism, deception and duplicity.

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Water To My Soul: The Story of Eliza Lucas Pinckney 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ccoveney More than 1 year ago
I loved the triumphs and stories of Eliza's life. I marvel at how well she dealt with all of life's challenges and how she provides a wonderful perspective for how we should view our lives. Your knowledge and detail for that time in our country’s history is amazing.
ScottNelson More than 1 year ago
I expected an interesting weaving of history and fiction as Ms. Bauer-Mueller has proved she can do in her two previous books "An Angry Drum Echoed" and "Splendid Isolation". What really surprised me was how powerful the love story was with Eliza and Charles and how it influenced the forming of the United States. The story of two people lives in a time of war and how they strived to live virtuous lives even when anger and despair would have been a natural reaction reminded me of "To Kill A Mockingbird". This is now my favorite Book from Ms. Bauer-Mueller. If I have a criticism, it is that I wish the she would have expanded on the rest of her children's families. In other words, I wish the book hadn't ended so soon.
KBelt More than 1 year ago
Eliza helps me have perspective on my life. Her many loses remind me to not take my many blessings for granted. Pamela Mueller's writing has captured Eliza's strength & beauty. When I read this book I saw God working in Eliza's life & it reminded me that He is working in the ups & downs of my life too. I could not put this book down for it refreshed my soul seeing God's beauty working through Eliza's life!
elm More than 1 year ago
This is a story I will read again. I loved every page and found I would often go back and re-read a chapter to absorb all that was happening during this time in our history. It is amazing to consider Eliza's age in relationship with the enormous responsibilities she had to manage. She was a humanitarian, she looked to the future and made plans for her family, for her employees, for her community. She treated her slaves with the highest human regard. She was a remarkable businesswoman and scientist. Failure was often a huge disappointment but she never gave up. Her attitude and spirit were so strong. It must have been amazing to call her a friend.
Ariesgrl More than 1 year ago
Eliza Lucas Pinckney was a young girl living on Wappoo Plantation. She had big dreams and the determination to make change happen. A fast learner, she managed to change the life of Charles Towne, and the entire southern colony of Carolina with a much-needed crop. Her focus and drive allowed for her to successfully run three plantations and oversee the fast growth and profit that came from the indigo plant. This is a fictional account of her life, based off of her written letters, which are the only personal effects that remain. This book starts off with a powerful prologue that will immediately capture readers’ attention. Even at a young age, Eliza is strong, outspoken young lady with a resilient spirit. She Pamela Bauer Mueller writes Eliza’s story in an easy-to-read fashion, so teenage to adult readers can both enjoy this book. Chocked full of details the readers will feel like they are stepping back in time, with the sights and sounds of Wapoo Plantation and Charles Town. The book is broken down in four main sections, by year, so readers will be taken on the journey of Eliza’s life. This is an admirable read for anyone looking to learn more about South Carolina and the woman who made its history a success. Notes: This review was written for My Sister's Books. This review was originally posted on Ariesgrl Book Reviews.
maggietoussaint More than 1 year ago
Historical Delight! The story of Eliza Lucas Pinckney is an incredible story of triumph. It brings to mind the true meaning of someone being “raised right,” along with a strong work ethic and a generous loving heart. Eliza’s story transported me to another time, where war and strife marred our land, where neighbor helped neighbor. I was intrigued by the work required to establish indigo as a crop here in the American colonies. Pamela Bauer Mueller brings history to life in her works of historical fiction.