Junior Thompson, son of a freed slave, and Webbie Henderson, son of a wealthy family, cross a forbidden boundary between their properties and forge an unlikely friendship. When two great armies converge on Gettysburg and their fathers are called to battle, both boys must become the men of their families. But will they survive the fighting that threatens to destroy their homes and families?Soldier’s Heart is inspired by the true story of the Thompsons, a black family, and the Hendersons, a white family, who lived as neighbors in Carlisle, PA. The author is their direct descendant.
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Michele McKnight Baker is a commercially published author (Sandpaper Sisters, Faithwalk Publishing, 2005) with endorsements by Alma (Mrs. Colin) Powell, Tony Campolo (best-selling author on social justice issues), and Mary Pipher (author of Raising Ophelia). Pipher described Sandpaper Sisters as “a beautifully written book which tells an important story of addiction, recovery and spiritual healing. It is inspirational.”Michele holds a PhD in anthropology research and organizational studies. She is a former journalist with her own marketing and strategic planning consultancy, and makes frequent media and speaking appearances. She has served as adjunct faculty for York College of PA and Messiah College. Currently she serves as Director of Advancement for The Salvation Army, York, PA. A word from the author:Whether for non-fiction or fiction readers, my writing is about giving voice to real and compelling stories, and to characters that haunt me until I have no choice but to listen, and scribe. I’m married to Frank, who has probably taken me to more Orioles and Giants baseball games than any other bi-coastal fan of teams that wear orange and black. We are the parents of Andrew and Dan. When they were very young, I taught them how to play chess and they promptly beat me. I also read to them C.S. Lewis’ entire Narnia series at bedtime. As they learned to read we took turns reading to each other. Now Frank, Andrew, Dan and his wife Annie are my go-to readers of early drafts for feedback and encouragement.Speaking of readers, a published book continues to evolve and becomes your story in a deep sense. After all, the writer has had her turn. Now you, the reader, bring new life and insights to the story. Wishing you joy on the journey,Michele