Audie Award Nominee, Inspirational Fiction, 2013
Though their first encounter is hardly auspicious, Laura Marquardt soon discovers herself drawn to the dashing Captain Brandon Reid. As an officer over the colored troops, he eagerly supports her desire to educate blacks and seek harmony in a town where the defeat of the South is a bitter reality. When Laura’s sister marries her Confederate beau, Laura finds herself in a difficult situation after overhearing a discussion with frightening consequences.
In her heart she feels she should confide in Brandon, but Laura fears to do so may endanger her sister’s life. Yet as the stakes continue to rise and Brandon’s motives for pursuing her come into doubt, Laura questions where to turn...and wonders if her own dreams of love may be forsaken.
©2012 Tracie Peterson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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This post civil war novel based in Texas shows the true feelings of Texans. It was hard to put down, I would highly recommend this book.
Yes, but probably not right away. I'd like to forget parts of it and come back to betouched by it again.
I'm a history buff - Civil War and frontier - Indian Wars. This novel touched on the Civil War in the South - Texas - an area I'm not familiar with. I enjoyed the history lesson along with the telling of the story.
Her reading was as if she sat down and told me a story. Relaxed, yet engaged with the characters. Each character had his/her own voice and I loved the Southern women. Great read.
No extreme reaction, just a greater commitment to God and a life of faith.
Highly recommend this book. Has thrills and a heartwarming, satisfying ending.
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