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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (195 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joan Medlicott Narrator: Marguerite Gavi Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When a rusty old tin box is unearthed at the Covington Homestead, longtime housemates Grace, Amelia, and Hannah discover that it contains letters and diaries written by two Civil War soldiers, one Union and one Confederate.

The friends are captivated by the drama revealed. The soldiers were found dying on a nearby battlefield by an old woman. She nursed them back to health, hiding them from bounty hunters seeking deserters. At the end of the war, the men chose to stay in Covington, caring for their rescuer as she grew frail. But while their lives were rich, they still felt homesick and guilty for never contacting the families they’d left behind.

Christmas is coming, and the letters inspire Amelia with a generous impulse. What if she and her friends were to find the two soldiers’ descendants and invite them to Covington to meet? What better holiday gift could there be than the truth about these two heroic men and their dramatic shared fate? With little time left, the ladies spring into action to track down the men’s families in Connecticut and the Carolinas and to make preparations in Covington for their most memorable, most historic Christmas yet.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Starr | 1/29/2014

    " this would be a great Book Group Title. Very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nancy | 1/28/2014

    " I had read some of the early books in this series and was worried that it would be a problem reading this one out of order but it was not. The earlier books had given me enough to be somewhat familiar with the characters but the main characters in this book are the two civil war soldiers and their stories are told through their diaries and letters. I really liked hearing the old told from a more modern perspective. I am inspired to go back and read the books that I had missed in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Amy | 1/25/2014

    " Definitely not a favorite. The story itself was a good idea, but the writing style is so choppy and amateurish. It seems like the author was wanting us to know things but instead of describing them she added them into the dialogue. It made the dialogue really unnatural, no flow. And I guess because I haven't read the other books I didn't get a great feel for any of the characters except the journal writers. Not one I would recommend, a lot too sappy for my taste. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Patricia Solla | 1/6/2014

    " I liked the story and the characters. We learn from letters found about the lives of two men caught up in the Civil War and what happens to them. The characters in the present find out a lot about themselves and the relatives of the two men that they are trying to bring together at christmastime. "

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About the Author
Author Joan Medlicott

Joan Medlicott was born and raised on St. Thomas on the US Virgin Islands, where she once served as director of the Division of Beautification. Now a full-time writer, she is the nationally bestselling author of the Ladies of Covington series, as well as the stand-alone novels Come Walk with Me and The Three Mrs. Parkers. She lives with her husband in the mountains of North Carolina.