Varina, a young, brilliant woman during the civil war with few opportunities marries Jefferson Davis, a man twenty years her senior with political ambitions that land him the presidency of the confederate south. This is the story of intelligent and spirited woman trying to make her own mark but falls short of her own expectations. Told as a flashback when Varina is visited by a boy she adopted as the south was falling, the story is a detailed account of Varina's life and life in the south following the end of the civil war. A wonderful historical novel for civil war fans.
What would you do if you knew the day you would die? This is the spellbinding story of four siblings obessed by a prediction made by a gypsy when they were children. How their thoughts and actions are influenced by the prediction is mixed with the cultural history of our time. I could not put this book down.