Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award Finalist Carrie and her little brother, Jay, find a wounded soldier on their land after a battle which later became known as “The Battle Above the Clouds.” Adam, a Union soldier, has been shot twice in the arm. Though Carrie is reluctant to take Adam to their cave where her family hides their livestock from both armies, she cannot turn her back on him. But her Aunt Lavinia, bitter over what Yankees have done to their land, urges Carrie to allow Adam to die. Carrie refuses, but cannot remove the bullets. Adam’s friendship with Jay softens her heart toward him. It’s not long until his gratitude and teasing manner spark a friendship between the young couple. Even though Carrie’s father fights for the Confederacy in far-off Virginia, her feelings for the handsome young soldier begin to blossom into love.When Adam’s condition worsens, Carrie knows a Union surgeon is needed to save his life. How can she accomplish this and keep her family’s hiding place a secret?
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Sandra Merville Hart is Assistant Editor for DevoKids.com, a website geared to ages 7-12. She is column writer for “History in the Making” at the popular and growing site, http://www.AlmostanAuthor.com.Her debut book, A Stranger On My Land, IRCA Finalist 2015 and Christian Small Publishing Book of the Year 2016 Finalist, is the first book in a Civil War Romance series published by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. Her second novel, A Rebel in My House, is set during the famous Battle of Gettysburg. It will release in June of 2017.She has written for several publications and blogs including: The Secret Place, Harpstring, Splickety Magazine, Pockets Magazine, Common Ground, Afictionado, and ChristianDevotions.us. A finalist in the 2011 Hamilton Writers Guild Fiction Contest, she is president of a Word Weavers online critique group and member of American Christian Fiction Writers.Books Sandra has contributed to: Faith & Finances: In God We Trust, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, 2010Jesus Encounters, a Jim Bell/Bethany House book, 2015Spoken Moments, Grace Publishing, 2015Stupid Moments, Grace Publishing, 2016Sandra loves to find unusual facts in her historical research to use in her stories and drags her husband along on her adventures. Thankfully, he also enjoys these fact-finding missions.