Challenge the Wind [MultiFormat]
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eBook by Debra Tash
eBook Category: Historical Fiction EPIC eBook Award Winner
eBook Description: Matthew Smith seizes Sarah Lloyd and her family as prisoners on a clear autumn day. Leading a party of British deserters, he now holds the family hostage north of Saratoga, New York. The Americans have just won a decisive battle, the turning point in their revolution, but Matthew's turning point is yet to come. On another battlefield in Pennsylvania, the Lloyd's oldest son struggles to find meaning in this war, while his twin sister remains trapped inside the British-occupied, rebel-capital of Philadelphia. The fate of each one of these people will be forged together that brutal winter of 1777.
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, Published: 2003
Fictionwise Release Date: June 2005
3 Reader Ratings:
"A wonderful story brimming with romance and adventure. Complex characters and surprising plot twists kept me riveted! What a page turner!--Rosalie More, author of Allegiance and Honor Among Thieves
"A powerful American Revolutionary War tale that dispenses a deep look at the impact of war on a family and those who come into their circle. The novel captures the souls of the audience through its powerful characterizations. However, the key to this strong historical story is the underlying theme that no matter how noble the cause war is hell on not just the combatants, but the loved ones waiting behind for news that those they cherish still live."--Harriet Klausner, #1 Reviewer Amazon.com
"Readers who enjoy this time period and well-developed characters will appreciate Debra Tash's Challenge the Wind as an excellent read."--Deena Johnson, The Word On Romance
"With the right balance of history, action and love...a book to be remembered. I recommend this artfully written novel to anyone, especially history buffs."--Cynthia Ward, eBook Reviews Weekly
"Tash brings the complex Revolutionary times to life and fills a believable story with characters the reader will care about. Challenge the Wind is interesting, entertaining and recommended."--Ron Bieman, Reviewer
Matthew stood a moment, his musket at his side. He was exhausted and so full of grief as he stared down at his dead companion. He had no more strength left. Heaven help him, Jamie was dead. Matthew took in a deep breath and gave an order to the remaining solider: "Find something to cover 'im. Then look after the sergeant."
The fellow disappeared into the bedroom and soon returned with a quilt. Matthew solemnly covered Jamie with it then sat in the Windsor chair by the fireplace while the other man went into the bedroom again. Matthew placed his musket across his thighs. His eyes stung with unshed tears. He turned them on Sarah. She bundled her children even closer. He knew if given the chance she'd kill him, this enemy who'd invaded her home, and he knew deep inside his heart she had every right to do it.