My first novella, Defending Truth, 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! (Also now out of print and available only in used copies, although I plan to re-release as a single title sometime this year. Look for it 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.