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The Second Mrs. Hockaday: A Novel - Community Reviews back

by Susan Rivers
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debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it 6 years ago
The first time I picked up this book to read it, I was like WTH, I could not figure out what was going on and being as there were many books coming out on January 10th, I put it aside and picked another book. Then when it was the last one left to read for that day, I picked it back up.Why, after I g...
Memories From Books on Booklikes
Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it 6 years ago
I guess most of the mystery in The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers early on in the book. What keeps me reading is the author's ability to place the reader in the civil war era and to see the trials of the women the soldiers left behind. The first person epistolary format works well to bring to ...
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
Placidia only knew her future husband for 48 hours before she married him. They met when he bought a mule from her father and fell in fascination (if not love) dancing at her step-sister’s wedding. But the new Mrs. Hockaday is separated from her new husband when he is summoned back to Stonewall Jack...
Marjorie's World of Books
Marjorie's World of Books rated it 6 years ago
This haunting novel takes place during the Civil War. Placidia is only 17 years old when the older Major Gryffith Hockaday speaks to her father about the possibility of marrying her. Major Hockaday’s wife has died and left him with a young son. He and Placidia are married within days of meeting an...
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