"The Waiting Game" by Eugenia Price - 334 pages
This book was recommended to me by a patron. Abby Banes from Boston, thought it would be romantic to marry Eli Allyn. He was an older gentleman who would make her the mistress of a southern plantation on Georgia's seacoast. Abby, however, was not prepared for the realities of slavery and of the loneliness of having a husband who spent all his time in the fields. Abby's world is suddenly turned upside down when her husband dies in a storm. In a land that is gearing up for Civil War, can Abby defy Southern tradition and run her plantation on her own while embracing a people's call for freedom.