ON GROUNDS OF HONOR (Book 1)
On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the division of the Civil War is an inescapable reality for many households. For the Turner brothers, it means choosing politics over blood. Although his younger brother goes south to join the Rebels, Jeremiah feels honor-bound to defend the Stars and Stripes even at the risk of meeting Charlie on the battlefield and facing a deeper conflict of loyalties.
His wife, Clara, is left behind at Laurel Hill to manage the farm with her father-in-law and his slaves. As the country is torn apart by opposing forces from within, Clara must find the strength to live in a world of uncertainty and change.
What began as an act of patriotic loyalty for Jeremiah will become a test of character and courage. And as the death toll climbs into the thousands, Clara clings to the desperate hope that her husband will come back to her alive. Before it ends, the war will take far more than they could have anticipated. But in the wake of its destruction, Jeremiah and Clara will learn that sometimes victory can only come through surrender.
FOR THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM (Book 2)
On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the division of the Civil War is an inescapable reality for many households. For the Turner brothers, it means choosing politics over blood. At the outbreak of the war, Charlie enlisted in the Confederate Army to defend States Rights while his older brother, Jeremiah, chose to fight for the Union.
Three years later, an emaciated prisoner of war, Charlie is determined to escape Point Lookout Prison and make his way home to face the conflict awaiting him there.
When Abigail Sterret discovers a wounded man near her home, she is moved by compassion at the sight of the gaunt Rebel soldier. Risking the consequences of aiding the enemy, Abigail shelters Charlie at Bloomingdale and nurtures him back to health. As his wounds heal, she discovers that Charlie carries more secrets than she supposed, and Abigail is more involved than she presumed.
And though war may end with the sweep of a pen, peace comes far less easily.
FROM FIELDS OF PROMISE
As the fractured nation struggles to come together
after four bitter years of fighting,
Mariah and Isaac must find their place
in a world which has changed forever.
Belonging neither to the South where its sympathies lay, nor to the North which held it captive, Maryland’s Eastern Shore forges a new path through the havoc left by the Civil War.
Mariah Wright, a Confederate widow, must find a way to keep her husband’s farm from falling into poverty and ruin. Most of the former slaves have headed north to freedom, and there aren’t enough hands to work the fields. Left with the care of her aging mother-in-law and young sister-in-law, Mariah strives to carry the burdens the war has left her.
Isaac Roberts, a veteran of the Confederate Army, returned from Appomattox to discover that the life he’d dreamed of coming home to is gone forever. Disillusioned from the loss of a cause to which he had given everything, and damaged from the savage realities of war, Isaac fears he has nothing left to live for. With nowhere else to turn, Isaac accepts the challenge of helping a fallen comrade’s widow save what she has left of her husband’s legacy.