Caught Between the Impossible and the Forbidden
As his world erupts in open warfare, Robert Harris’ Quaker faith guides him away from the use of violence for any purpose, even if the war could lead to the loss of his freedom to practice that faith. Finding a balancing point between this existential threat and the commands of his inner light, while struggling against the chance effects of war, Robert must also face the challenge of an implacable foe, determined to destroy him at any cost. He relies on the quiet guidance of his conscience to keep his family safe, and lead them to freedom.
The Light is the standalone New-Jersey novel in the Tales From a Revolution series, in which each volume explores how the American War of Independence unfolds across a different colony. If you like stories such as The Crucible, or you’ve ever wondered how the Revolution affected even those who refused to take part directly, you’ll love The Light.
Read The Light today, and see how some of the most difficult battles during the American Revolution took place within mens' hearts.
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historical-fiction, historical-places-events, historical-figures, historical-research, Quaker, audiobook, friendship, family Where Amazon got the idea that this is a children's book is incomprehensible to me, unless it's because there is no erotica or repetitive use of the f bomb. This well researched and crafted novella explores the personal conflicts of a Quaker blacksmith/son/husband/father/friend whose convictions lead him to believe in the Patriot cause and the problems caused by his stance among the congregation as well as those caused by an amoral man whose only cause was himself. The plot is ingenious and very well done. I thought that using the perspective of the townsfolk on December 26, 1776 was inspired! In spite of our family's years in the Northwest Territory Alliance and being a history addict, I never really thought a whole lot about the personal problems this group faced (think Major General Nathaniel Green, or the YA book Buttons for General Washington and a number of others both fiction and nonfiction).