About the Book
Belonging neither to the South where its sympathies lay, nor to the North which held it captive, Maryland’s Eastern Shore forges a new path through the havoc left by the Civil War.
Mariah Wright, a Confederate widow, must find a way to keep her husband’s farm from falling into poverty and ruin. Most of the former slaves have headed north to freedom, and there aren’t enough hands to work the fields. Left with the care of her aging mother-in-law and young sister-in-law, Mariah strives to carry the burdens the war has left her.
Isaac Roberts, a veteran of the Confederate Army, returned from Appomattox to discover that the life he’d dreamed of coming home to is gone forever. Disillusioned from the loss of a cause to which he had given everything, and damaged from the savage realities of war, Isaac fears he has nothing left to live for.
With nowhere else to turn, Isaac accepts the challenge of helping a fallen comrade’s widow save what she has left of her husband’s legacy. As the fractured nation struggles to come together after four bitter years of fighting, Mariah and Isaac must find their place in a world which has changed forever.
About the Author
Rebekah Colburn is a wife, mother of one beautiful daughter, author, animal enthusiast, and history lover. She lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in an old Victorian house with five spoiled cats and two rambunctious dogs for company as she writes her novels. Her desire is to bring history to life with rich stories, compelling characters, and inspirational themes which will both entertain and encourage her readers.
From Fields of Promise by Rebekah Colburn is an enjoyable novel taking place in the south just after the War Between the States. The history in this novel is well researched helps bring the story to life. The characters are well developed and lean on the Lord throughout the novel. An enjoyable and sweet romance, this story brings to life the struggles of overcoming losing loved ones in the war and the changes and hardships that came with the freeing of the slaves, as well as moving forward with life. Although a fun and pleasant novel, the story does tend to drag at times. This story is for readers that enjoy reading and learning about the Civil War and the time after the war.
Genre: historical, romance, Civil War
Publication date: May 11, 2017
Number of pages: 370
A review copy of this book was provided by the author. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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