Twin Oaks: Mary Lou Widmer: Romance (Historical): Pages: 334
An epic story of families and lovers, of marriage and betrayal, "Twin Oaks" takes us from a plantation near New Orleans to the body-strewn battlefield of Antietam. Maureen Callahan, forced into a loveless marriage, is found by her husband in suspicious circumstances with her former sweetheart. Hurt and disillusioned, he joins the army. Seriously wounded, he now must decide if he is willing to return as a recovering invalid to a wife he does not even remember. Or should he try to lose himself in the frozen Virginia countryside?
The sequel to the beloved "Lace Curtain" continues the saga of the Callahan's, yet stands alone in its own right. Magnificent.
Maureen Callahan turned off River Road into the tree-shaded allee' that led to Twin Oaks Plantation, her broadcloth driving skirt bunched into the buckboard of the rig, a matching tri-cornered hat trailing down her back and dangling by its ribbons. She'd often been scolded about her careless appearance and about driving alone on River Road, but today she could endure all. Liz was coming home! The letter she'd picked up at the post office had all the details, and she couldn't wait to tell her mother.