FIRES DOWN THE SHENANDOAH
Joanna, of Virginia
Historical Romance Novel
First book in Civil War Wives Series
Joanna Reynold looked down her road, as she had every morning and evening for three years, praying that today Charles would return home.
Her young children, Caroline and Johnny, strengthen her resolve to keep the plantation running, even after most of the slaves have run away. The family of five freed slaves are left, and she’s not sure if they stay out of love and respect, or the opportunity for a share of the profits.
Then the Yankees sweep down the Shenandoah Valley, burning everything. When they leave, she watches her people being led away, tied to the wagons hauling away all her food.
Defying the officer in charge has left the house standing and her and the children unharmed. Desperately, she heads to the fields to gather any food the army missed, determined to keep them safe and fed until Charles returns home.
Weeks later when Charles returns, he has been so damaged by the war, she wonders how she can tend to him, the children and the plantation. Winter is on his heels, and the terrible war continues. All she has is her faith and love, and both are being tested.
When the Yankees return to take over their house, it is a stronger Charles who reminds her, God has a plan.
But Joanna wonders if love and faith will be enough to survive the damn Yankees.
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