Dr. Charles L. Sullivan, Historian, Professor Emeritus, and Archivist at Mississippi Gulf Coast College
"The content is heart stopping. Other than 'Gone with the Wind,' I never saw the War through a woman's eyes. It is an eye opener."
Ocala Star Banner
“The pages are rich in detail and rife in the inner-workings of a complicated family. The prose by novice writer Sarah A. Younger, of Merritt Island, is peppered with apt descriptions of true events that colored the lives of her real family members.”
The Gainesville Sun
“It was the area of La Crosse (now known as Lacrosse), northeast of Gainesville, that the family built a homestead that grew into a very large enterprise. It is in the family’s convoluted story, which includes a truly devious daughter-in-law, that this book really grabs you.”
“Merritt Island author Sarah A. Younger’s ancestors settled in Florida after the Civil War, and she has traced some branches of her family tree to the 1820’s. She has collected her grandmother’s family stories and filled in the gaps with historical fiction.”