Daughter of Twin Oaks (Secret Refuge Series #1)

Daughter of Twin Oaks (Secret Refuge Series #1)

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by Lauraine Snelling
     
 

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At her dying father's request, Jesselyne Atwood takes her family's Thoroughbreds and heads for safety to escape the Civil War. A Secret Refuge book 1.See more details below

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At her dying father's request, Jesselyne Atwood takes her family's Thoroughbreds and heads for safety to escape the Civil War. A Secret Refuge book 1.

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Jesselynn Highwood always has been a tomboy--not easy for a girl in the 1860s--and horses have been her way of life on her family's Kentucky horse farm. During the Civil War, both armies are desperate for good horses, and with her brothers and father away at war, Jesselynn's responsibility is to keep the horses hidden. When her seriously wounded father comes home, he makes Jesselynn promise to take the remaining horses to safety on his brother's farm in Missouri. After her father dies, Jesselynn frees all her family's slaves, cuts her hair, puts on trousers, and sets off with the horses. She travels with her baby brother and three of the freed slaves. Along the way, they are joined by three children, also orphans of the war, and a soldier whose life the children saved. While Jesselynn travels west, her sister Louisa is with their aunt in Richmond, Virginia, volunteering in a hospital. Because of all the carnage she sees, Jesselynn loses her faith in God, whereas Louisa, who daily nurses desperately wounded soldiers, finds her faith is a solace to both her and the soldiers in her care. Snelling writes an affecting story that does not gloss over the horrors of war. Jesselynn and Louisa are strong women who go against the grain of society to do what they believe is right. The issues of faith are woven smoothly into the story rather than being imposed upon it. This book should appeal to readers of historical romance as well as to readers of inspirational fiction who will welcome the next installment in the Secret Refuge series. VOYA CODES: 3Q 3P J S (Readable without serious defects; Will appeal with pushing; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to12). 2000, Bethany House, Ages 13 to 18, 282p, $10.99 Trade pb. Reviewer: Ann Bouricius

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585589937
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Series:
A Secret Refuge , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
2,011
File size:
1 MB

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