Georgia 1864: Sherman's army marches inexorably from Atlanta to the sea. In its path: the charming old city of Savannah, where the Lester ladies-attractive widow Sara and her feisty twelve-year-old daughter Hattie-struggle to save the family rice plantation. When Sherman offers the conquered city to President Lincoln as ""a Christmas gift,"" Hattie and the feared general find themselves on a collision course that will astonish both of them.
""A delightful Christmas story."" —The Post and Courier
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