“If only our nation could learn kindness instead of hatred and mercy rather than strife. Then the Lord would heal this war torn land.”
A common theme in Civil War fiction is a Southern girl nursing a Union Soldier behind enemy lines. But this author spins a unique tale that takes us to some lesser known battles. Then she weaves the fictional characters seamlessly into a well documented historical event. She also gives us family tension and characters with the faith to see them through the rigors of the times. She brings home the words of Jesus to love your enemies and be merciful to them as being what God wanted.
There are interesting details about the war and a few surprises in store.
Lessons to be taken to heart and maybe even applied today.
Recommended for fans of Civil War stories.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my own.*I give this 5 stars and a solid faith thread
#ReleaseDay Aug 3, 2021
The War brought them together ~ Would it also tear them apart?
While en route to aid Confederate soldiers injured in battle near her home, Southerner Caroline Dunbar stumbles across a wounded Union sergeant. Unable to ignore his plea for help, she tends his injuries and hides him away, only to find her attachment to him deepen with each passing day. But when her secret is discovered, Caroline incurs her father’s wrath and, in turn, unlocks a dark secret from the past which she is determined to unravel.
After being forced to flee his place of refuge, Sergeant Andrew Gallagher fears he’s seen the last of Caroline. Resolved not to let that happen, when the war ends, he seeks her out, only to discover she’s been sent away. When word reaches him that President Lincoln has been shot, Drew is assigned the task of tracking down the assassin. A chance encounter with Caroline revives his hopes, until he learns she may be involved in a plot to aid the assassin.