Description After taking care of the farm
animals and milking the cow, Lydia sat on
the porch with Will and Lacy long after dark, waiting and listening.
William would be back soon—in time for supper—before bedtime. He had
only gone to town. There was no war.
Don’t try to fool yourself, Lydia, she
told herself. Hear the call of the whippoorwills. Hear the rustling of
the wind in the trees. Feel the loneliness of the night. All things
call to their own kind and are answered, but no one answers the call of
your heart. You cry in vain. You are alone with your children—alone,
alone. William has gone to war.
So begins Lydia Walker’s struggle to survive and to protect and
provide for her children on their Mississippi farm
during the difficult days of the Civil War. How she succeeds makes Against
The Darkness Of The Night a poignant, heartwarming and suspenseful
story of one woman’s valiant efforts to keep the home fires burning
until her man comes home. Fiction, based on fact, it is a story that
all ages can enjoy.
About the Author An avid reader and prolific
writer, Opal Turner Brown credits her mother, father and grandfather
for her love of writing, and her book was inspired by stories they told
around the fireplace. She lives in Vaiden, Mississippi. Family,
writing, gardening and painting are her favorite pastimes.