|The 1819 Weeden House (Weeden House Museum Hunstville, Alabama)|
|Maria Howard Weeden|
|The Shoeshine Boy|
(Burritt on the Mountain
(Burritt on the Mountain
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Brimming with atmosphere and edgy suspense, The Rebel Wife presents a young widow trying to survive in the violent world of Reconstruction Alabama, where the old gentility masks a continuing war fueled by hatred, treachery, and still-powerful secrets.You can find Taylor on his website, his blog, Twitter, and Facebook.
Augusta Branson was born into antebellum Southern nobility during a time of wealth and prosperity, but now all that is gone, and she is left standing in the ashes of a broken civilization. When her scalawag husband dies suddenly of a mysterious blood plague, she must fend for herself and her young son. Slowly she begins to wake to the realities that surround her: her social standing is stained by her marriage; she is alone and unprotected in a community that is being destroyed by racial prejudice and violence; the fortune she thought she would inherit does not exist; and the deadly blood fever is spreading fast. Nothing is as she believed, everyone she knows is hiding something, and Augusta needs someone to trust. Somehow she must find the truth amid her own illusions about the past and the courage to cross the boundaries of hate, so strong, dangerous, and very close to home.
Using the Southern Gothic tradition to explode literary archetypes like the chivalrous Southern gentleman, the good mammy, and the defenseless Southern belle, The Rebel Wife shatters the myths that still cling to the antebellum South and creates an unforgettable heroine for our time.
Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your memories with us! I have never thought of visiting house-museums as time-travelling, but I completely agree! Thank you for including the images! I do like the quiet dignity of the portraits.
Readers, do you have a favorite house-museum to recommend? I've enjoyed the Nathaniel Russell House in Charleston. What do you think of Miss Weeden's artwork?
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