The Waiting Time

The Waiting Time

by Eugenia Price

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hobbitprincess on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I've had this book for a number of years (in fact, I found I had 2 copies of it!) but have just gotten around to reading it. I met Eugenia Price when I was in 8th grade, after my class read the St. Simons trilogy. I've been a fan of hers ever since. This is the last book she wrote before passing away; it is obviously meant to be continued. The main characters are fictitious, but many of the supporting characters are not. As always, the book is well researched. It takes place in Darien in the late 1850s, in the time leading up to the Civil War. Abby is from the North but inherits her husband's rice plantation and slaves when he dies. She tries to come to terms with her discomfort at owning slaves and the possibility that freeing them might not be as easy as she thought. She also falls in love with her handsome overseer. They are waiting for the proper time to marry, the beginning of the Civil War, and the answer to what to do with their slaves.