The author of
sixteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers sets his sights on the
jewel of the South—Savannah—and brings it to life in his inimitable style.
Sherman’s army marches from Atlanta to the sea. In its path, the charming old
city of Savannah, where the Lester ladies—attractive widowed Sara and her
feisty twelve-year-old daughter Hattie—struggle to save the family rice plantation.
When Sherman offers the conquered city to President Lincoln as a “Christmas
gift,” Hattie and the feared general find themselves on a collision course that
will astonish both of them.
In this rousing new
tale, the “godfather of the historical novel” (Los Angeles Times) tells
a story of battlefield danger, wartime romance, and indomitable courage. The
rich cast of characters includes a corrupt judge; a fast-talking, piano-playing
reporter from New York; a pair of thwarted young lovers; a raffish Indiana
cavalryman; a valiant former slave; and a whole bagful of rascals, rebels, and
real soldiers who marched with Sherman.
Together they bring to life an almost-forgotten
moment in the Civil War: a season of simmering hostilities, rising hopes, and
empty stockings—perhaps the most strife-torn yet heartwarming Christmas in all
of American history. Download and start listening now!