Petticoat Pledges



By the time the war is in its third year, those left behind in eastern Mississippi are accustomed to hard times. They?ve overcome physical obstacles, adjusted their expectations, and gone from grand, gracious living to?well, just living. And while many hardships can be handled, there are others that are so painful as to be nearly unendurable.
When Valentine’s Day approaches and Bettie hasn’t any word from the man she’s pledged to love, she learns how deep the pain of silence can be. Will she hear from Henry on the day decreed for love? Or will she go on waiting?and wondering.