Sunflower Sisters by Martha Hall Kelly
Format: Book, audiobook
Who it’s for: Adults
Take a step back in time to St. Mary’s County during the Civil War with this wonderful historical fiction story by New York Times bestselling author Martha Hall Kelly! The story begins with Georgeanna Woolsey, a socialite in New York City, who loathes slavery and wants to make a difference so becomes a Union nurse and ultimately finds herself working at the Army hospital at Point Lookout. You’ll meet Jemma, a smart and kind enslaved girl from South Carolina who does all she can to keep her family together at the Peeler Plantation here in Southern Maryland which is owned by Anne-May, a young woman from New Orleans high society, who will do whatever she needs to in order to preserve her pampered lifestyle. (Peeler Plantation is based on Historic Sotterley.)
Ms. Kelly’s previous novels, Lilac Girls and Lost Roses, follow other historical characters from the Woolsey family across three generations of truly remarkable women.
You can meet the author! Register to join in on our virtual conversation with Martha Hall Kelly on January 5 at 6:30 p.m.