Thursday, July 7, 2011

From the Vault

This week's title from the vault is...
The Columns of Cottonwood by Sandra Robbins

Cottonwood was supposed to be hers.

She grew up there; she lived through the war there; she lost her parents there. Even in its burned-out conditions, it's still home to Savannah Carmichael. But now it belongs to a stranger - a foreigner! - who paid the back taxes on it and bought it right out from under her.

Dante Rinaldi never expected that a culmination of his dream - to own some of Alabama's rich farmland - would mean the destruction of someone else's. He hasn't done anything illegal; in fact, he's worked hard for the privilege of land ownership. So why does Savannah Carmichael's plight affect him on such a deep level?

Both believe in the sovereignty of God, but how can this situation be orchestrated by Him? Can they find a solution...a compromise to benefit both?

Question of the Day
Do you have property or a heirloom that has been passed through your family?


  1. This book sounds wonderful too, Sandra. I must have missed it somehow. No, our family lost it's history but we are starting to recover it. I recently discovered I had a great grandfather in the civil war who was a bugle boy, one of my aunts have his picture!

  2. My parents left my siblings and me some property. Some of it was actually purchased from the state for back taxes, but thankfully it is unimproved so we don't have to worry that we have displaced anyone. I loved this cover, Sandra. The angle is very unique and eye-catching.

  3. I have an aquamarine ring that belonged to my great-grandmother. We were both born in March.