Book: Fancy by David N. Walkercategories: Book, Strong Women, Civil War Era, Cotton, Horse-Drawn Buggies, Orphans, Historical Fiction
David N. Walkerabout this book: There have been examples of strong women throughout history. Fancy is such a woman, living in the Civil War era. When her mother dies giving birth to her baby sister, ten year-old Fancy steps in to run the household and nurture the baby.
At fourteen, Fancy has to step up another notch when her father leaves her to run the farm while he serves in the Confederate Army. She has just planted her first crop by herself when she gets a telegram from the army announcing his death in battle.
Adding to her woes, an unscrupulous neighbor forges a deed and successfully claims her father sold the farm to him before he left. Fancy is evicted by the court with nothing but her sister's and her clothes and a few dollars cash.
In this novella, she meets one challenge after another as she tries to build a life for herself and her sister. Seven more novellas in this series follow her development over the next couple of decades.
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