ABOUT THE BOOK

On a foggy spring morning in 1862, Sarah Browning watches a train leave Lake City, Florida, heading northeast and full of Confederate soldiers. On board is her husband, Alex, crowded into a boxcar with fellow recruits and imagining the terrors awaiting him in Manassas, Gettysburg, Olustee, and the Wilderness.

With Alex on the battlefield, Sarah uses her wit and Christian faith to sustain her family through innumerable hardships, made all the more threatening without comfort from her husband. Alone to face these challenges, Sarah makes the most dramatic decision of her life. Based on a true family story, Alligator Creek presents strong characters who survived the hardships of the American Civil War through love, sacrifice, and endurance.
 

 

A TRUE STORY OF FAMILY, FAITH, AND HARDSHIP IN A TIME OF WAR


"This compelling novel is the product of impressive research. . . . Guttry shows that wartime did not always produce clean narratives and happy endings. Instead, it was messy and unpredictable. The Brownings grow and change throughout the book. But their faith and values endure, as does the North Florida landscape. Alligator Creek is a highly readable novel of historical fiction."

SEAN MCMAHON, PHD
Professor of History
Florida Gateway College
Lake City, FL

 

"Lottie Guttry's account of her ancestors' lives during and after the Civil War is a spellbinding narrative that is written with such care and attention to details of the era that the readers will feel as though they are paging through a diary from that time period."

PAT MCALHANY
Lake City?Columbia County Historical Museum, Inc.
Lake City, FL

 

 

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