By L. M. Elliott
The civil conflict has damaged out, and Annie Sinclair's Virginia domestic, Hickory Heights, is correct within the line of conflict. stuck up within the emerging clash, Annie and her mom are likely to wounded infantrymen whereas Annie's older brother, Laurence, enlists within the accomplice cavalry less than Jeb Stuart. Even Annie's rambunctious child brother, Jamie, joins John Mosby, the infamous "Gray Ghost." confronted with invading armies, Annie is pressured right into a riskier function to guard her family members and farm. She conceals accomplice infantrymen and warns Southern commanders of Union traps, and the fancy Jeb Stuart dubs her "Lady Liberty." Annie's loyalty is apparent until eventually a wounded Union officer is dragged onto her porch. kept from a bullet by way of a quantity of Keats' poetry he retains in his pocket, Thomas Walker startles Annie along with his love of verse. After numerous likelihood encounters, Annie is stunned via her starting to be curiosity within the dark-eyed Northerner as they attach via a shared ardour for poetry. because the struggle rages on, Annie starts to query the various values riding Virginia's involvement. Then tragedy befalls Hickory Heights, and Annie turns into the topic of a stunning accusation. She needs to confront the most important concern of all: settling on her personal direction. L. M. Elliott crafts a stirring novel that incorporates readers from the Manassas battlefield to fancy-dress balls to the burning of the Shenandoah Valley whereas taking pictures the tenacious spirit of a tender heroine dealing with a rare, complicated time in American background.
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If he can’t dissuade these men from running, no one can. There must be something really fierce chasing them. Our cavalry should be protecting their rear. But perhaps they’re engaged with Confederate riders. It looks as if everyone is mixed in together. I’m afraid you’re not very safe at this moment, miss. ” Annie nodded. “You, too, Mother. ” “Yes, soon, darling, I just want to make sure these boys . ” At that moment, Thomas Walker’s prediction came true. Out of the corn burst twenty horses, kicking and snorting, hot to race on.
One played a mouth harp. Several played cards. A few chatted easily with their captors like classmates in a school yard during recess. Young Confederates scampered from one mass to another, carrying messages, carrying water, carrying questions—“Ain’t we going to ride on? ” “What should I do with this man, doctor? ” “Did you see how they ran, by God, did you see? ” Down by the ruined corn, campfires burned, and the smell of coffee and salt pork frying in thick grease drifted toward Annie. She hadn’t eaten since early morning.
Army in the spring and had been put to work in the quartermaster general’s office making sure the army was well fed and outfitted with shoes and blankets. As a clerk, he would never aim a gun at Laurence. But Annie still couldn’t believe that Miriam seemed so comfortable sitting and drinking tea with someone committed to crushing the Confederacy. “It’s not like that,” Miriam had said the night before. “This war will put all of us in strange positions. No matter what happens, we are family. I myself would have preferred that we stayed in the Union, darling.
Annie, Between the States by L. M. Elliott