You will find copies of The Widow of the South everywhere around the hotel. It’s a great read that puts you smack dab in the middle of the Civil War. Based on an extraordinary true story, this brilliant, meticulously researched novel flashes back to 1864. While the fierce fighting rages on Carrie McGavock’s land, her plantation turns into a Confederate army hospital. Four generals lie dead on her back porch; the pile of amputated limbs rises as tall as the smoke house. But when a wounded soldier named Zachariah Cashwell arrives at her house, he awakens feelings she had thought long dead and inspires a passion as powerful and unforgettable as the war that consumes a nation.