In the aftermath of the Battle of Kings Mountain, can God’s grace and love overcome fear and prejudice?
My first novella, one of the nine in A Pioneer Christmas Collection, released September 2013 by Barbour Publishing, was a 2014 RITA® nominee, and re-released September 2015. The collection is out of print (used books remain for sale at Amazon and various places) but the story itself has been updated and restyled as #2 of my Frontiers of Liberty collection!
On the frontier of western North Carolina, which will someday become east Tennessee, Truth Bledsoe keeps her family fed while her father is away fighting the British. When she discovers a half-starved, fugitive Tory, she’s not above feeding him, but to go past simple Christian charity to forgiveness seems impossible. To love would be unthinkable.
Micah Elliot has fled capture after the massacre at King’s Mountain, heartsick, battle weary, and ashamed of the cowardice that sent him westward over the mountains instead of eastward to home. Groping his way through a crisis of faith, he must discover and embrace what might finally be worth laying his life down for.