Trials of Windhaven (Windhaven Saga, 6) Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 1980 by Marie de Jourlet (Author)
Spanning several generations of the full-blooded and proud Bouchard dynasty that built Windhaven, this is the sweeping saga of the Old South, of a family, and of a man - his nobility and baseness, his charity and greed, his strength and his weakness. It is the passion-packed epic of the Bouchards, whose fate in intertwined with a South fighting for her life - overrun with carpetbaggers, overreacting with the Ku Klux Klan.... At Windhaven Plantation, Luke Bouchard and his family thrive. Laure is pregnant again, and a small chapel is built in remembrance of a promise made. Luke, urged by loyal Republicans to enter the political arena, takes a dramatic step and runs for Republican representative in the state congress. His adversary is Barnabas McMillan, an affluent carpetbagger and political opportunist, who stoops to anything to win the election for his candidate - including buying the votes of the free blacks and even outrageous slander. When Barnabas goes so far as to accuse Laure of being a whore, the mighty wrath of the Bouchards reverberates through the Old South.