|Author's new debut
has just been published. It is available on-line via e-book or
www.barnesandnoble.com (NOOK) or AMAZON (KINDLE), or supported digital formats (e.g., NOOK for
PC, iPad, iTouch, Android, etc.).
Events spiral out of
control for a young family just making ends meet on a small farm in rural
Michigan. Civil War erupts. Reluctantly, Will Hodkins finds peer
pressure and pride in country irresistible, causing him to volunteer as
foot soldier in the Union army. Answering an inner call to duty, he
leaves wife Maria and two toddler sons behind. Can a simple brown
leather-covered journal, a parting gift from Maria, become Will’s
lifeline? Or, tender exchange of letters between two lovers documenting
Through brutal winter in
army camp, Will and seven friends bond to become ‘surrogate family’
helping each other survive ...even as tragedy and loss strike. Meanwhile,
back home Maria struggles to keep farm and children …family loyalty
ultimately tested by dramatic twists of irony.
Whether ambushed in
Kentucky by regaled Confederate John Morgan’s raiders, or awaiting epic
battle alongside Chickamauga creek in Tennessee/Georgia, fear, bravery and
heroics, honor and fortitude collide with weakness and treachery ...lives
changed forever, even destroyed. Can Will Hodkins survive? After all, it
is a promise made to Maria …to get back home.