Emma Dyke was raised to shoot straight and work hard on a farm in rural Michigan. When her best friend, Ruben, sets off to fight in the Civil War, Emma sees fit to join up too-especially since her father aims to marry her off to a much older man.
Emma cuts her long auburn locks, chips her nails, binds her breasts, and ships off to war under the name Emon. Though she's familiar with the crudities of farm life and knows her way around a rifle, she is unprepared for the horrors of war.
Inspired by a true story, Emma's War is a tale of compounded courage. On the battlefield, Emma must brave enemy rifles and cannons; off the battlefield, she must guard her secret lest she be expelled from the army and sent home.
Though history books rarely sing their praises, there were hundreds of women like Emma who refused to stay home while their husbands, brothers, and sweethearts perished by the thousands. As Emma chases after Ruben and glory, she learns tough lessons about love and war-lessons she will never forget.
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About the Author
Stephanie Zinn, now retired, has worked as a health-care marketing professional and a sports reporter. This is her second work of published fiction-her first is Glory Boy, and she is currently at work on a third. Deeply fascinated by the Civil War, she is a voracious reader of war books and has spent many vacations exploring Civil War battlegrounds.
Stephanie lives in Michigan with her daughter, son-in-law, grandchildren, two dogs, two cats, nineteen chickens, and three ducks.