The Rose Cottage Chronicles
- Civil War Letters of the Bryant-Stephens Families
- Narrated by: Christopher Walker
- Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-30-06
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Especially, though, the letters tell the love story of Winston Stephens and Tivie Bryant, whose brief married life was interrupted by the war, then destroyed when Winston was killed in battle just days before their only son was born.
"Chris Walker revives these voices by stepping aside and letting their natural expressiveness and surprising understatement be heard, without sounding stiff or disengaged. With this approach, Walker faithfully preserves the lively courtship and marriage of Winston Stephens and 'Tivie' Bryant." (AudioFile)
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By Mollynash on 06-11-07
Stellar Civil War Memoirs
This is the finest collection of antebellum and Civil War correspondence I've ever encountered. The book is compelling and offers a detailed view of life in Florida for an extended family. Even with slaves, Winston's wife, Tivy, had an incredible workload.
A skilled novelist would be severely taxed to create a plot that could surpass the complexities of the Stevens/Bryant families as revealed in the book.
Having read hundreds of Civil War non-fiction works, my recommendation for this book is very high.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
By Susan Stans on 04-20-08
Must Read for Civil War Buffs
This outstanding look at the actual lives and activities of a family during the Civil War is a must for serious readers on that era. The letters show open affection and intimacy between a husband and wife during a period of severe social rules. Given the abundance of books and scholarship of other states and battles, Florida finally is given a lively account of the movement and behavior of people that it deserves. Once again, truth is better than fiction.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful