The Whistle Walk (Ironwood Plantation Family #1) by Stephenia H. McGee

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Read The Whistle Walk (Ironwood Plantation Family #1) Online Free - A Mississippi Plantation: Civil War pits country men against one another and tears a nation asunder. Life and death are held in the balance where everyone is a slave to something.

One is born free, yet lives as a soul in bondage…
Lydia Harper never intended to purchase a slave. But when she witnesses a woman being beaten in the street, all her pretenses begin to unravel. A bride to a man she barely knows and bound by her secrets, Lydia will risk everything to save a stranger. Amid the War Between the States, the mistress of Ironwood faces the battles in her own heart and discovers strength in a way she never imagined.

The other is born to serve, yet holds the spirit of freedom…
Ruth, standing on the threshold of desperation, has lost everything she holds dear. After being pulled from the dirt, she is no longer a field hand but the personal maid to the lady of Ironwood. Ruth soon realizes adversity pays no mind to the color of skin. When propriety slips, she discovers they have more in common than she dreamed possible. In a time when fear brings the South to its knees, two women will forge a friendship in the fires of redemption and thrust Ironwood into a new future – where the battle for freedom has merely begun.

Title : The Whistle Walk (Ironwood Plantation Family #1)
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ISBN : 0692344969
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 361 pages


Rebecca rated it ★★★★☆

January 01, 2018

"It seems to me like evil pays no mind to your status or color." As a tentative new bride, Lydia Harper is horrified to witness a young Negro woman's brutal beating upon a trip into town, surprising even her husband by purchasing the woman to serve as her own lady's maid. Ruth, having recently bee...

Debbie rated it ★★★★★

January 14, 2015

This book is a great retelling of The Civil War from a fictional angle. I was reminded of "Gone With The Wind" but I liked "The Whistle Walk" a little better because it told the story from both a free woman and a slave. This book was hard to put down because I wanted to see what happened next. Thi...

Andrea rated it ★★★☆☆

February 14, 2017

by Andrea Renee Cox So many authors write Christian fiction these days that it’s nearly impossible to keep up. One way I discover new-to-me authors is by participating in group reads in one of the online book clubs I’m a member of. That’s how I came across The Whistle Walk by Stephenia H. McGee. The...

Patricia rated it ★★★★★

June 11, 2015

The Whistle Walk had me at the title. This is one of the best Civil War novels I've read. Stephenia H. McGee captured the feelings of so many white Southerners and her characters are well drawn. I loved Lydia from the start when she slipped away on her eve of her wedding to be by herself, and lat...

Lisa rated it ★★★★★

July 27, 2017

I truly enjoyed this book from the moment I started. It really pulls you into the story of the struggle Southerners had when the Union started the Civil War. I love the perspective of Lydia especially and the strength she possessed to help change the way of life she'd always known. And Ruth for t...

Patsy rated it ★★★★★

August 15, 2017

A wonderful story of a plantation in Mississippi in the late 1800's. Lydia married Charles the owner of Ironwood Plantation. She becomes a strong and powerful Lady of Ironwood when Charles leaves to fight in the Civil War that tears our nation apart. Lydia is shopping in town when she sees a man m...

Deanna Osterud rated it ★★★★★

November 02, 2017

Loved this good read. Hard to put it down. It kept me intrigued and was difficult to put down. It was also inspiring and demonstrated how lack of forgiveness in our lives can keep us imprisoned in hopelessness and sap the joy from our lives. I would recommend this book to all my friends.

Heather rated it ★★★★☆

July 28, 2017

Great Great novel . Two ladies of two different backgrounds with so much in common. Learn to not judge by color of their skin and to be the women they were meant to be. As they learn to trust each other and survive the daily struggles of their roles but to also change the future together as one

Zelda Allad rated it ★★★★★

August 21, 2017

A Different Story During the Civil war era I got quite caught up in this book. However I don't think it is too realistic, it still made a good story and I was happy with the good things that happened on the plantation. It makes a reader want to believe there were good and fair plantation owners du...

Angela Allsbury rated it ★★★★★

October 17, 2017

Excellent Read Took a bit for me to figure out what was going in beginning, but book immediately grabbed my attention. The book was an entertaining read with wonderful thoughts and biblically solid background. Strongly recommend!

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