The Hidden Hand by E.D.E.N. Southworth

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The rugged hills of western Virginia hid many secrets in the days of the Old South. Gruff, elderly gentlemen like Old Hurricane ruled their plantations like kings, and thieves preyed on unwary travelers. Secrets abound in this masterpiece by E.D.E.N. Southworth. You will be delighted and thrilled as God's own hidden hand moves the lives of rascals and heroes alike to work His plan for good. Young Capitola begins life under a dark and mysterious cloud, but her fiery enthusiasm for life and adventure turns Old Hurricane and his entire plantation upside-down. Scalawags and saints beware; Capitola will capture your heart and run away with it.

Author: E.D.E.N. Southworth
Age Range: 12-99
Page Range: 480
Written In: 1859

The Lamplighter Collection is a family collection of rare books from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.  Each edition is printed in an attractive hard-bound collector's format.

Customer Reviews from the publisher's website:

Positive Rating Positive Rating Positive Rating Positive Rating Positive Rating Beautiful Book, Page Turning Read! 
From Anonymous of Fredericksburg, Virginia on 1/12/2016.

I bought this book for my sister in law for Christmas, after reading my mothers version of it a few years back. I fell in love with the story, bought a copy for myself, and then wanted to share (since this is on my top 10 favorite books list, and I read a LOT). The book itself is beautiful! They changed the cover over the last year or two, since it's different then the one I bought for myself. But I actually like it better! It's just gorgeous! My sister in law LOVED it. From one avid reader to another, she said it was the best gift!

Positive Rating Positive Rating Positive Rating Positive Rating Negative Rating Very Engaging! 
From Amy Steeger of The Colony, Texas on 10/6/2015.

I really enjoyed this book! I was intimidated at first by the size but when I started reading it didn't seem that long. Each chapter left you hanging and wanting to keep going to see what was lurking around the next page! Most evil and mischievous acts were painted in a light that did not commend the act, but not all unfortunately. Read with a discerning eye.

Positive Rating Positive Rating Positive Rating Positive Rating Positive Rating Wow!!! 
From Rachel Pemberton of Paonia, Colorado on 6/18/2015.

Oh my goodness!! This is definitely one of my favorite Lamplighter books! It's a really great read. As always, E.D.E.N Southworth does a great job of weaving together suspense and great morals, and it's really inspiring. I love the unexpected twists in the book. Thank you Lamplighter for making this available!

Positive Rating Positive Rating Positive Rating Positive Rating Negative Rating Recommend! 
From Sheri Mowery of Cleveland, Tennessee on 3/28/2015.

This book has it all! Action, romance, clandestine plots, and villains mixed in with gentleness of family bonds and love. The only problem I had was that some of the situations would be too scary for certain children. It also touches on subjects that are too mature for some. Other than that, I loved it!

Positive Rating Positive Rating Positive Rating Positive Rating Positive Rating A Favorite 
From Anonymous of Santa Rosa, California on 12/2/2014.

I wept upon finishing this book. It was as though I was saying good-bye to precious friends. I'm now reading it again, out-loud to a gathering of friends once a week. I'm so glad to be able to share this beloved book with others!

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