Lincoln author adds another title to her list of credits

Published 7:00 am Sunday, December 11, 2016


News release

CRAB ORCHARD — “Between the Wedding and the War” continues the true saga of two families, the northern Roosevelts and the southern Bullochs. The novel is the latest offering from local author Connie M. Huddleston, along with co-author Gwendolyn I. Koehler.

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For seven years letters flowed between the Bulloch and Roosevelt families capturing a poignant time of upheaval foreshadowed by war. The letters tell of births, deaths, love, religion, and business and follow Martha Bulloch and two of her remaining unwed children North. While stories of family journeys convey the spirit of America’s expansion and growth, stories about the home front reveal two different cultures. In the midst of it all, a president is born.

The first volume in this historic saga series is “Mittie & Thee: An 1853 Roosevelt Romance.” It contains the letters exchanged by Mittie Bulloch in Georgia and Theodore Roosevelt in New York during their courtship and the planning of their December wedding. The third volume, Divided Only by Distance & Allegiance”  (due October 2017), presents the war year letters and journals.

Huddleston is a professional historian and historic preservation consultant who has researched the Bulloch family for more than 10 years. This is her second book on the Bulloch family, however two more are in progress.  This is her fifth history volume.

Koehler is a former educator and the current education director at Bulloch Hall. She has researched Bulloch/Roosevelt family connections for 12 years. This book is the second volume of a set of three, and her third book.