This military uniform belonged to Robert Taylor of Charlotte, NC. He was drafted into the Army in September 1943. He served as a medical technician for two years. It is now located at the Charlotte Museum of History.
1760 Scotland - To atone for her father's evil, Lauren Campbell agrees to help Malcolm MacGregor. By the time she realizes she's the bargaining price to free Malcolm's mother from indentured servitude, it's too late.
1858 North Carolina - When Quakers Flora Saferight and Bruce Millikan embark on the Underground Railroad, they agree to put their differences aside to save the lives of a pregnant slave couple..
1477 Scotland - A chieftain heir is hired to restore Briagh Castle and discovers a hidden village of outcasts who have created their own private sanctuary from the world.
1473 Scotland - The story of a highland warrior who kidnaps the daughter of his greatest enemy and clan chief to honor a promise to his dying father.
Hannah Williams couldn't get out of her small town fast enough, preferring the faster pace, trendy lifestyle and beauty of California's Pacific Ocean coast. Only when her younger sister Dilly, makes a desperate choice and commits the unthinkable, does Hannah realize she never should have left her behind in rural Illinois. Hannah returns home to make up for letting Dilly down, leaving the one man she's ever loved in California. But Dilly is a changed woman, and when Hannah's plans don't go as expected, the bonds of sisterhood are tested like never before.
This book was touching and moving. I love the fact that it was told from both Hannah's and Dilly's point of views. It's also in first person. The impact of this story really hits home as to how we view and treat prisoners and former prisoners. Do we really believe in a system of reform with rehabilitation and forgiveness?
When Dilly is released, she is a changed person, a Christian with a new education. But because of her past, she can't find work. Hannah wants to take care of her younger sister, a woman who wants to try and stand on her own two feet and prove to the world how much God has changed her.
The conflict is great and realistic. This book deals with some serious issues that many people want to sweep under the rug and pretend they don't exist. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The pacing was fast, the writing easy to read and well-written, and it is a unique story--one that we don't see too often. I definitely recommend this book.
About the Author
Maureen Lang is the winner of several writing awards, including the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award and American Christian Fiction Writers’ Noble Theme award. She resides in the State of Illinois along with her husband, Neil, and their three children.
Find out more about the author and her other books, visit her website at: www.maureenlang.com.