|Plot Summary of Voices Over Water|
Former Southern belle Sarah Edings became a spy after her family's plantation in the Carolina Low Country was destroyed by invading Union soliders.
To cover her clandestine activities, Sarah becomes a teacher and begins teaching the black children of her own former slaves to read. She is assisted by her former personal slave, a strong woman named Affey. Sarah also encounters a Union officer, a man to whom she she is attracted although he is among the enemy.
The book's pace is more than a little slow and sometimes the reader must struggle to maintain interest. "Voices Over Water" is, however, a portrait of a time and place not often explored in fiction. Set on an island in the Low Country, it offers enough interest to read - especially for those who love historical detail.
This synopsis report prepared by Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
|Chapter Analysis of Voices Over Water|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians
- War, Civil
- White (American)
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- Deep South
- fort/military installation
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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