That Beautiful Season, by Sandra Fox Murphy
When the Civil War is at last over, a young girl called Sylvie is unaware of the turmoil of her past and the Reconstruction all around her. She knows only farm animals and crop cycles and the love of her family. Growing into a lovely young woman in rural Maryland, she finds happiness in the farming life and, over time, runs smack into love. But she soon will discover that life is filled not only with joy, but loss, and secrets that will topple all she thought she knew.
That Beautiful Season delves deep into the love of family and the love of the land near the Chesapeake Bay. As the country recovers from war and is then flung into an economic depression, can the Greenwood family overcome sorrow and find its way again?
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Sandra Fox Murphy, author of A Thousand Stars, finds that the history of early America begs for the stories of its characters, both real and imagined, to be told. Retired from the U.S. Geological Survey, Sandra now resides in central Texas, but dreams of living in Marfa. Learn more at sandrafoxmurphy.com.