April 1, 1995
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385267037
ISBN - 13: 9780385267038
From the Publisher
Eugenia Price, one of America's most treasured writers, is back with Beauty From Ashes, the long-awaited final volume in her popular Georgia Trilogy. Eugenia Price is America's first lady of storytelling. For thirty years she has captivated millions of readers with her sweeping historical novels of the antebellum South. Now, with Beauty From Ashes, the final installment of her Georgia Trilogy (which includes The New York Times best-seller Bright Captivity and Where Shadows Go ), Ms. Price returns to her beloved South, but it's the South of heartbreak and Civil War. It is 1852. After recovering from the death of her husband and her parents, Anne Couper Fraser is devastated to learn that she has also lost her home on St. Simons Island. Seeking refuge in Marietta, Georgia, some three hundred miles from the solace of her home on the Georgia coast, Anne finds the perfect house -- a place she can again call "home." As she is adjusting to this new life the chill of war sweeps in. And as happened to so many Southern families, the Frasers split when Anne's son and grandson, who are loathe to turn against their Southern roots, enlist in the Confederate Army. Anne, who sympathizes with the Unionists, finds her loyalties torn. Then, facing her own mortality, and befriended by a young Union doctor, Anne rediscovers the depth of her faith, and learns that even the cruelest misfortune does not mean defeat for the human spirit. Filled with characters drawn from history, lore, and Ms. Price's own fertile imagination, Beauty From Ashes is a touching, inspirational story of courage, love, and friendship that is guaranteed to capture the hearts and minds of new and devoted readers alike.
About the Author
Eugenia Price, 1916 - 1996 Early in Price's writing career, she was a well-known author of many Christian books. While on St. Simons Island, she wandered through Christ Church cemetery where she found the graves of Anson Dodge, his wives Ellen and Anna, and his child. She wanted to take her writing in a different direction and the graves inspired her to write biographies about average people who only impacted those around them. The result was "Beloved Invader," the post Civil War story of the Reverend Anson Dodge. This first book about St. Simons Island, where she spent time in a cottage researching the Island families, created a new genre. She followed with "Lighthouse" and "New Moon Rising," which went back in time from the Civil War. Price used everything that she wrote, such as articles she wrote for Coastal Illustrated, which were collected and published as "At Home on St. Simons," and the diary she kept while working on a novel became "Diary of a Novel." She also wrote the Savannah quartet, with the final novel titled "Stranger in Savannah." It's a love story that takes place during the time that the country was heading towards the Civil War. Her last book, which was finished a few weeks before her death, was "The Waiting Time." On May 28, 1996, Eugenia Price died and was laid to rest in the Christ Church cemetery.
From Our Editors
From one of America's most treasured writers comes the long-awaited final volume in the popular Georgia Trilogy. 1852: After recovering from the death of her husband and her parents, Anne Couper Fraser is devastated to learn that she has also lost her home on St. Simons Island. Adjusting to a new life in Marietta, she is caught off her guard when the chill of war sweeps in