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    [Pdf/E–book] The Second Mrs Hockaday Placidia is only seventeen when she agrees to marry Major Hockaday a man much older than herself a recent widower with a small child After spending only two days together he is recalled to service in our Civil War Now she is expected to manage his large farm take care of his little boy and all with little help When he finally returns it is to find that she has given birth and said to have murdered the child What really

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    [Pdf/E–book] The Second Mrs Hockaday “Our enemy is and all people like him who never uestion their motives or doubt their desires They are put on this earth to cause misery because what they take so freely for themselves comes always at great cost to others” This novel is constructed in epistolary form; there are also diary entries and the records of interviews from an inuest In a very short period of time I felt like I was the intended recipient of those letters regard

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    [Pdf/E–book] The Second Mrs Hockaday Susan Rivers Ú 6 REVIEW CHARACTERS The Second Mrs Hockaday I received a copy of The Second Mrs Hockaday through NetGalley for an honest review My thanks to Algonuin Books and to Susan Rivers for the opportunitySome stories are told straightforward with details sunnyside up The Second Mrs Hockaday weaves itself into uite a Joseph's Coat of Many Colors The threads stitch in line and then fall back onto itself through loops of personal letters inuest notices and documentations A here a now

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    [Pdf/E–book] The Second Mrs Hockaday Susan Rivers Ú 6 REVIEW In 1863 17 year old Dia marries a man double her age a major in the Confederate army After two days he returns to the front leaving her with a

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    [Pdf/E–book] The Second Mrs Hockaday READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ú Susan Rivers Decently researched as far as battles clothes foods chores and interesting if unnecessarily complicatedThe main character is an extremely romanticized view of a southern white woman who participated in the chattel slave trad

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    Susan Rivers Ú 6 REVIEW READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ú Susan Rivers [Pdf/E–book] The Second Mrs Hockaday The real tragedy in my review is that no one is going to be able to read this book for months I have hope though that people will take note and place it on their TBR if it appeals to your literary tastebuds An epistolary novel in a series of letters diary entries and court records set during the time of the American Civil

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    READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ú Susan Rivers [Pdf/E–book] The Second Mrs Hockaday ”I will tell you the story of a fool that she could not know how disastrously she had been prepared for life until she stepped into the world just as it was breaking into pieces” Synopsis Just when one man thought his life couldn’t get any worse it does when he comes home from war to find out his wife may or may not have co

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    READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ú Susan Rivers Susan Rivers Ú 6 REVIEW [Pdf/E–book] The Second Mrs Hockaday This haunting novel takes place during the Civil War Placidia is only 17 years old when the older Major Gryffith Hockaday speaks to her father about the possibility of marrying her Major Hockaday’s wife has died and left him with

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  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • The Second Mrs Hockaday
  • Susan Rivers
  • English
  • 10 April 2018
  • 9781616205812

CHARACTERS The Second Mrs Hockaday

READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ú Susan Rivers Susan Rivers Ú 6 REVIEW REVIEW The Second Mrs Hockaday î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB S called to the front lines of the Civil War his new bride is left to care for her husband’s three hundred acre farm and infant son Placidia a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child must endure the darkest days of the war on her own By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later Placidia is bound for jail accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it What. Find this and other reviews at m going to be entirely honest and admit that I picked up Susan Rivers The Second Mrs Hockaday because it looked absolutely nothing like The Sun King Conspiracy I d just finished the latter and I didn t want anything to ruin the high I d gotten off reading it so I intentionally looked around for something different I d an ARC of Rivers debut on hand and the description bore so little resemblance to the French intrigue that I thought it d make a decent transition piece but I was wrong I was very very wrong The Second Mrs Hockaday is a fantastic novel in its own right and I m a little ashamed of having underestimated it It s a uick read loosely based on real people and events but powerful in both its depictions and themes Set on the southern home front during the American Civil War the novel digs into societal norms expectations race relations crime punishment cultural destruction love loss and survival It s an ambitious piece tragic but beautifully so Fair warning to all the mystery at the heart of the narrative isn t pretty There is nothing overtly graphic in The Second Mrs Hockaday but there are a handful of relatively dark scenes and lots of period appropriate language I personally adored Rivers dedication to authenticity but I know a lot of readers feel differently and caution that demographic to look elsewhere Rivers writes with intensity and grit She embraces the good the bad and the ugly within these pages and prospective readers should anticipate the sort of challenges that style and tone produces Looking back I d have liked closure regarding certain characters Sukie Agnes Nerissa Abner and Roberta fade like ghosts into the backdrop of the narrative and I wish there d been definitive resolution to their roles I also struggled with the format Rivers chose The letters and diary entries are written by multiple characters and I constantly tripped over the transitions between each voice Achilles Fincher Hockaday s first letter at the beginning of Part 2 is especially noteworthy in that it is nine pages told by a character that up until that point didn t exist I ultimately understood his role and importance but in the moment I lost track of the story trying to sort out who I was followingStructural issues aside I have to say that I greatly enjoyed the time I spent on this piece and would definitely recommend it to fans of Civil War fiction Yellow Brick War unprepared to run a farm or raise a child must endure the darkest days of the war on her own By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later Placidia is bound for jail accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it What. Find this and other reviews at m going to be entirely honest and admit that I picked The Complete Excuses Handbook The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Blame and Shirking Responsibility for All Your Own Miserable Failings and Sloppy Mistakes up Susan Rivers The Second Mrs Hockaday because it looked absolutely nothing like The Sun King Conspiracy I d just finished the latter and I didn t want anything to ruin the high I d gotten off reading it so I intentionally looked around for something different I d an ARC of Rivers debut on hand and the description bore so little resemblance to the French intrigue that I thought it d make a decent transition piece but I was wrong I was very very wrong The Second Mrs Hockaday is a fantastic novel in its own right and I m a little ashamed of having Lawrence Ferlinghetti versei underestimated it It s a A Coney Island of the Mind Poems uick read loosely based on real people and events but powerful in both its depictions and themes Set on the southern home front during the American Civil War the novel digs into societal norms expectations race relations crime punishment cultural destruction love loss and survival It s an ambitious piece tragic but beautifully so Fair warning to all the mystery at the heart of the narrative isn t pretty There is nothing overtly graphic in The Second Mrs Hockaday but there are a handful of relatively dark scenes and lots of period appropriate language I personally adored Rivers dedication to authenticity but I know a lot of readers feel differently and caution that demographic to look elsewhere Rivers writes with intensity and grit She embraces the good the bad and the Fearful Hunter #1 ugly within these pages and prospective readers should anticipate the sort of challenges that style and tone produces Looking back I d have liked closure regarding certain characters Sukie Agnes Nerissa Abner and Roberta fade like ghosts into the backdrop of the narrative and I wish there d been definitive resolution to their roles I also struggled with the format Rivers chose The letters and diary entries are written by multiple characters and I constantly tripped over the transitions between each voice Achilles Fincher Hockaday s first letter at the beginning of Part 2 is especially noteworthy in that it is nine pages told by a character that The Wedding Day up Promise Me Tomorrow until that point didn t exist I Irresistible Intruder ultimately The Ripening Sun One Woman and the Creation of a Vineyard understood his role and importance but in the moment I lost track of the story trying to sort out who I was followingStructural issues aside I have to say that I greatly enjoyed the time I spent on this piece and would definitely recommend it to fans of Civil War fiction

READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ú Susan RiversThe Second Mrs Hockaday

READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ú Susan Rivers Susan Rivers Ú 6 REVIEW REVIEW The Second Mrs Hockaday î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB SHORTLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE “All I had known for certain when I came around the hen house that first evening in July and saw my husband trudging into the yard after lifetimes spent away from us a borrowed bag in his hand and the shadow of grief on his face was that he had to be protected at all costs from knowing what had happened in his absence I did not believe he could survive it” When Major Gryffth Hockaday i. Placidia is only seventeen when she agrees to marry Major Hockaday a man much older than herself a recent widower with a small child After spending only two days together he is recalled to service in our Civil War Now she is expected to manage his large farm take care of his little boy and all with little help When he finally returns it is to find that she has given birth and said to have murdered the child What really happened in the two years he was awayTold almost entirely in journal entries letters and court documents we follow Placidia learning about her life and the answers to this puzzling and horrifically charged event One of my favorite ways to tell a story seems personal and realistic This is in fact based on a true event A dark book but a book that highlights not only the difficulties the women faced left alone the men fighting and dying in large numbers but also the amazing strength so many of these women had to develop I liked admired this young woman she had to do so much with so little use skills she had to find that she had never needed beforeA wonderfully written mix of genres mystery and historical and I believe even a little Southern grit The answer to the mystery and its aftermath would linger on affecting the future generation They would seek the answers to an event that they didn t know existed I loved uncovering the story right along with themARC from publisher Carl Webers Kingpins us a borrowed bag in his hand and the shadow of grief on his face was that he had to be protected at all costs from knowing what had happened in his absence I did not believe he could survive it” When Major Gryffth Hockaday i. Placidia is only seventeen when she agrees to marry Major Hockaday a man much older than herself a recent widower with a small child After spending only two days together he is recalled to service in our Civil War Now she is expected to manage his large farm take care of his little boy and all with little help When he finally returns it is to find that she has given birth and said to have murdered the child What really happened in the two years he was awayTold almost entirely in journal entries letters and court documents we follow Placidia learning about her life and the answers to this puzzling and horrifically charged event One of my favorite ways to tell a story seems personal and realistic This is in fact based on a true event A dark book but a book that highlights not only the difficulties the women faced left alone the men fighting and dying in large numbers but also the amazing strength so many of these women had to develop I liked admired this young woman she had to do so much with so little Captive Embraces Captive #2 use skills she had to find that she had never needed beforeA wonderfully written mix of genres mystery and historical and I believe even a little Southern grit The answer to the mystery and its aftermath would linger on affecting the future generation They would seek the answers to an event that they didn t know existed I loved

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READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ú Susan Rivers Susan Rivers Ú 6 REVIEW REVIEW The Second Mrs Hockaday î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Really transpired in the two years he was away Inspired by a true incident this saga conjures the era with uncanny immediacy Amid the desperation of wartime Placidia sees the social order of her Southern homeland unravel as her views on race and family are transformed A love story a story of racial divide and a story of the South as it fell in the war T he Second Mrs Hockaday reveals how that generation and the next began to see their world anew. The real tragedy in my review is that no one is going to be able to read this book for months I have hope though that people will take note and place it on their TBR if it appeals to your literary tastebuds An epistolary novel in a series of letters diary entries and court records set during the time of the American Civil War The Second Mrs Hockaday took me by surprise I had no expectations going into the story but I truly became invested in this heart wrenching tale However that wasn t my initial impression when I began to read it It had a very Daphne du Maurier beginning which in retrospect is a bit misleading for me to say because the story doesn t ultimately go in that direction Chalk it up to my bizarre way of thinking The limitations in the story are that the type of literary format didn t really give me insight into the minds or motivations of the minor characters If you didn t like books like The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Evelina or the History of a Young Lady s Entrance Into the World or Lady Susan than this book could be an uphill type of battle I was especially interested in the enigma of Major Hockaday I felt that he was very Bronte esue a Mr Rochester type that demands explanation but the letters themselves only scratch the surface of this FICTIONAL characterWhy do I scream fictional from the rooftops Due to the tremendous in depth research that is woven into the writing I was absolutely take aback that while based on similar circumstances Lily and Major Hockaday were figments of the author s imagination That to me is a great writer someone that can seduce the reader into falling into the tale Thanks to Netgalley and Algonuin Books for an advanced egalley of this book Check it out in January 2017 The House on Tradd Street ultimately go in that direction Chalk it