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The Second Mrs. Hockaday, by Susan Rivers

The Second Mrs. Hockaday: A Novel - Susan Rivers

Placidia only knew her future husband for 48 hours before she married him. They met when he bought a mule from her father and fell in fascination (if not love) dancing at her step-sister’s wedding. But the new Mrs. Hockaday is separated from her new husband when he is summoned back to Stonewall Jackson’s regiment two days after the wedding. They two of them remain apart until the end of the Civil War. The Second Mrs. Hockaday, by Susan Rivers, is told in letters and documents as others try to figure out what happened during the Hockadays’ separation, Placidia’s trial for infanticide, and the aftermath...

 

Read the rest of my review at A Bookish Type. I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley for review consideration.