When America Was Young

When America Was Young

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Three authors. Three books. Three eras that shaped America's fate.

Journey with us through 100 years of American history, beginning with Sara Whitford's adventurous Adam Fletcher series, set within the Colonial Era. Witness the dramatic birth of a nation in Lars Hedbor's Tales From a Revolution. And finish with the heartbreak of civil war in Michelle Isenhoff's Southern saga, Ella Wood.

THE SMUGGLER'S GAMBIT, by Sara Whitford
Port Beaufort, North Carolina – May 1765

Seventeen-year-old Adam Fletcher is no stranger to fist fights, but when he bloodies the nose of the obnoxious son of Port Beaufort's customs agent, the local magistrate offers Adam two choices: jail or an apprenticeship.

Choosing the latter, he soon finds himself bound apprentice to a reclusive old man with a secret, colorful past. Although Adam is less than thrilled about his new situation, when he is asked to spy on his master as a suspected smuggler, he has to decide where his loyalties lie. Will he perform his civic duty to the Crown, or will he do whatever is necessary to protect the old man, possibly putting even his own family in danger?

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY says, "Whitford delivers an enjoyable tale." Readers love this family-friendly adventure!

THE SMOKE, by Lars Hedbor
Upstate New York – 1779

They Should Have Been Enemies, but They Became Friends.

Joseph Killeen was sent into the wilds of frontier New-York to eliminate the threat of savage enemies in the forests of New-York, but when he meets Ginawo and his peaceful Skarure village, he realizes that nothing is as simple as he was told. The Haudenosaunee Confederation is being torn asunder by the American Revolution, forced to choose sides in a fight that's not their own. Can Joseph and Ginawo bridge the divide between their peoples, when warfare threatens to destroy both societies?

Ordinary people in extraordinary times. The question of how the American colonists made the long trip from being subjects of the British King to being citizens of the independent United States has nearly as many answers as there were people. Within these collected Tales From a Revolution, you'll be transported to the time when the American Revolution tested how a young farm boy from Vermont, a Quaker blacksmith, and a Tuscarora clan member would all navigate the tumultuous times of the American Revolution.

ELLA WOOD, by Michelle Isenhoff
Charleston, South Carolina – 1860

Will Emily forego love for a chance at independence?

Emily Preston wants only to become an artist. As the nation teeters on the brink of civil war, she must wage her own battle against the restrictive ideology of her father. Several schools in the North have opened their doors to women. She must make her father see how much an education means to her.

Independence isn't the only contentious point between them. A recent visit to her uncle's home in Detroit has called Emily's entire upbringing into question, but her father doesn't appreciate her criticisms of his management of the plantation. Then there's the problem of Thaddeus Black, the handsome, charming young man who simply won't take no for an answer. It could be that the real fight lies within her heart, which stubbornly refuses to accept that a choice for independence must be a choice against love.

"Poetic" and "nuanced," Ella Wood is the story of a young woman standing at the edge of war and struggling with questions of morality, purpose, and love.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161401309
Publisher: Michelle Isenhoff
Publication date: 06/26/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 12,528
File size: 5 MB

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