Sunflower Sisters release Date and Synopsis!

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Sunflower Sisters Release Date and Synopsis!

I hope everyone is having a great start to the day. (or evening depending on where you are in the world lol!) I know I’m late in reporting this, but last week the cover reveal of Martha Hall Kelly’s civil war book called, “Sunflower Sisters,” has been revealed and it is beautiful! Also the synopsis is already out. We knew “Sunflower Sisters,” is about Caroline Ferriday’s great grandmother with the abolitionist movement. Below is the synopsis of the novel.

 Georgeanne “Georgey” Woolsey isn’t meant for the world of lavish parties and demure attitudes of women of her stature. So when the war ignites the nation, Georgey follows her passion for nursing during a time when doctors considered women a bother on the battlefront. In proving them wrong, she and her sister Eliza venture from New York to Washington, D.C., to Gettysburg and witness the unparalleled horrors of slavery as they become involved in the war effort.

 In the South, Jemma is enslaved on the Peeler Plantation in Maryland, where she lives with her mother and father. Her sister, Patience, is enslaved on the plantation next door and both live in fear of LeBaron, an abusive overseer who tracks their every move. When Jemma is sold by the cruel plantation mistress Anne-May at the same time the Union army comes through, she sees a chance to finally escape–but only by abandoning the family she loves.

 Anne-May is left behind to run Peeler Planation when her husband joins the Union Army and her cherished brother enlists with the Confederates. In charge of the household, she uses the opportunity to follow her own ambitions and is drawn into a secret Southern network of spies, finally exposing herself to the fate she deserves.

 Inspired by true accounts, Sunflower Sisters provides a vivid, detailed look at the Civil War experience, from the barbaric and inhumane plantations, to a war-torn New York City to the horrors of the battlefield. It’s a sweeping story of women caught in a country on the brink of collapse, in a society grappling with nationalism and unthinkable racial cruelty, a story still so relevant today.

 I love history. Although I never really got into reading about the Civil War (besides ending slavery) I like how once again Martha Hall Kelly is writing about a part of history that not many people know about. I like that we’re getting a story about how a woman was part of the abolitionist movement and that we’re getting her point of view as well as the point of view of a runaway slave and the cruel slave owner. The book will be released on March 30th 2021. I already added the novel to my Amazon wish list. I’ll probably pre-order it so I get it the week it comes out.