A Bend in the Straight and Narrow

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A Bend in the Straight and Narrow Publisher's summary

Finalist in the 2016 Royal Palm Literary Award Competition! 

The bravest fighters are often not soldiers. Based on a true story of Civil War-era passion and sacrifice, this audiobook follows the life of Sally Ann Marsh. 

Born to a poor but close-knit family, Sally is married off in 1859, at the age of 15, to a wealthy man twice her age. She is distraught, but determined to make the best of her life. She falls in love with her husband, and they create a blissful home together with their growing family. Their lives are upended when Sherman marches through Georgia. 

Sally is forced to evacuate and leads a small group of women, children, and her elderly father-in-law to the Florida frontier. As their men are off fighting, the refugees rebuild their lives amidst the sweltering heat, mosquitoes, gnats, alligators, and poisonous snakes. But it is the two-legged varmints who threaten to cause the most harm. Sally manages to establish a community for her friends and family while they wait for the men, some of whom might never return.

©2015 Sarah Anne Younger (P)2019 Sarah Anne Younger
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