Thursday, May 30, 2013

Book Review - OKATIBBEE CREEK by Lori Crane

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Page Length: 258
Genre: Historical Fiction
ISBN-10: 0988354500

About the Book:
In the bloodiest years of our nation’s history, a young mother was left alone to endure the ravages of the Civil War and a typhoid epidemic that threatened the lives of everyone left behind. Okatibbee Creek is based on the true story of Mary Ann Rodgers, who survived the collapse of the Confederate dollar, food shortages, and the deaths of countless family members to war and disease. As she searched for a way to feed her children and her orphaned nieces and nephews, Sherman’s Union army marched through Mississippi on their way to destroy Meridian, and Mary Ann found the distant war literally on her doorstep. Help arrived just in the nick of time in the form of an unexpected champion, and Mary Ann emerged on the other side a heroic woman with an amazing story. Okatibbee Creek is a novel of historical fiction that brings the Deep South vividly to life and will have you cheering and crying through a real-life story of loss, love and survival.

Lynda's Review: 

Just a side note: Be careful when doing family research, you may just be impelled to write a book! 

Through the eyes of Mary Ann Rodger, I took a journey through a turbulent and heart-testing time period and observed the endurance and determination of this character, to not only survive, but to flourish and grow. This story felt real to me, not a glamorized version of the glorious South during the Civil War, but a real-life account of the South as most people of the time would recognize it. Sometimes, I felt almost too close to Mary, as her emotions eased off the pages of this book to affect my own. It's a pleasure to give this book Four Stars!

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