- Hilton Head Monthly (Aug. 2012 issue)
- Connecticut Authors & Publishers Association
"An appealing story with a strong sense of place and time, and Weissman's style is engaging."
- ForeWord Reviews
- The Hilton Head Sun
From the Author
Bountiful Creek was inspired by a real person. She lived on a farm in the mountains of western Virginia, in a place so small and obscure that its name appears on no map, and passed her youth during the American Civil War. Little else about her is known except through two surviving letters she had written to a cousin when not yet twenty years old, which paints her nature as spirited and restless, romantic and dramatic, down-to-earth and yet with a taste for social refinement. Along with matters of everyday life, and her bouts with ill health that prevent her from enjoying what little entertainment is to be had in her area, she writes of flood, disease, death, and burial. Undoubtedly, the rest of her life in the Appalachian Mountains was one of hardship, loss, and whatever joy she could squeeze in between the two. Bountiful Creek is the story of how her life might have unfolded, amidst the historic events of her time, fleshed out with the poignant content of her letters.