Publisher description for Beauty from ashes / Eugenia Price.
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Eugenia Price, one of America's most treasured writers, is back with Beauty From Ashes, the long-awaited final volume in her popular Georgia Trilogy. Eugenia Price is America's first lady of storytelling. For thirty years she has captivated millions of readers with her sweeping historical novels of the antebellum South. Now, with Beauty From Ashes, the final installment of her Georgia Trilogy (which includes The New York Times best-seller Bright Captivity and Where Shadows Go ), Ms. Price returns to her beloved South, but it's the South of heartbreak and Civil War. It is 1852. After recovering from the death of her husband and her parents, Anne Couper Fraser is devastated to learn that she has also lost her home on St. Simons Island. Seeking refuge in Marietta, Georgia, some three hundred miles from the solace of her home on the Georgia coast, Anne finds the perfect house -- a place she can again call "home." As she is adjusting to this new life the chill of war sweeps in. And as happened to so many Southern families, the Frasers split when Anne's son and grandson, who are loathe to turn against their Southern roots, enlist in the Confederate Army. Anne, who sympathizes with the Unionists, finds her loyalties torn. Then, facing her own mortality, and befriended by a young Union doctor, Anne rediscovers the depth of her faith, and learns that even the cruelest misfortune does not mean defeat for the human spirit. Filled with characters drawn from history, lore, and Ms. Price's own fertile imagination, Beauty From Ashes is a touching, inspirational story of courage, love, and friendship that is guaranteed to capture the hearts and minds of new and devoted readers alike.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Georgia Fiction, Large type books