by Elaine Marie Cooper
In 1763, the war with the French came to a close. While most Connecticut colonists breathed in relief, others are faced with unexpected conflicts as battles of a different nature ensue at home.
Veteran Abijah Whitney regrets leaving his pregnant wife behind when he was called away to war. The news of her death during childbirth as well as the ugly brutalities of war have left their mark. His only comfort is the knowledge that his daughter survived. But his plans for her upon his return will cause an uproar in many lives, including the aunt who raised her.
Primrose Allan’s sole consolation after the death of her sister in childbirth is the baby girl who lived. The aunt raises the girl as her own, fearing that one day the girl’s father might return for her. But Primrose never imagined the nightmare that would ensue.
Dr. Isaac Northrup is a friend caught in the middle of the turmoil. Always desiring to bring healing, he feels helpless in the events that cause pain and heartache to others, as well as himself.
Jonas Wooding, the town’s blacksmith, is caught in the strife, made all the worse by a serious epidemic. Bound by constrictions of local law and forced to face his own grief, Jonas’s trust in God is stretched beyond endurance.
When all seems lost, will faith endure?
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by Brenda Gates
When Anna Marie’s twin sister, Adeline, disappears, Anna will do anything to find her. Everyone believes Adeline is dead, but Anna knows better. Anna Marie has a particular form of synesthesia in which she “hears” various people as sounds or songs, and she can still hear her sister’s song. When her search plunges Anna back to Civil War Missouri, she has so much more at stake that finding her sister. Will she survive as a wartime refugee? Can she help protect the family that takes her in? Can she learn what love really is? Will she ever find a song of her own?
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