He does have some Christian theological ramblings throughout the novel but these musings do not overwhelm the reader. I decided to read some of this novel since I love reading historical fiction and am very interested in the American Revolution time period. Robert Morgan's stunning novel tells a story of two people caught in the chaos raging in the wilderness. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition.
You have love and war and a girl that comes from a bad home and has some bad things happen to her. But then the thunder blasted and shouted as if the sky was tearing apart. She is forced to kill him and flee for her life when he rapes her. If you like stories of Appalachia from any time period he doesn't disappoint! Very minimal wear and tear. Better to be humble and forgiving. Overall a solid copy at a great price! A current seemed to be flowing in the tree and from the tree. All seemed a bit cringy.
Dust jacket is in good condition. Morgan's explanation of the evolution of the creation of the story and how he sought to best portray Josie as vulnerable yet strong-willed gave me a different perspective on the book. Jacket has slight shelf-wear, otherwise looks brand new. I had trouble putting the book down wanting to know more about how their story unfolded. A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition.
The different characters come off strongly and distinctly. After sixteen-year-old Josie Summers murders her abusive stepfather, she runs away from home disguised as a boy. It was rooted deep i This is my fourth book by Robert Morgan; another satisfying story. Morgan also writes about his own personal experience of writing about women and how he was surprised to find that he preferred writing about women more than men. Its a very easy read and I would recommend it to anyone who likes the Revolutionary era. I did get my happy ending, but after much grief, pain and the Battle of Cowpens. After sixteen-year-old Josie Summers murders her abusive stepfather, she runs away from home disguised as a boy.
The letters were sharp as needle pricks and razor edges. But her perseverence is amazing. Her journey eventually takes her a camp of American soldiers, which she joins, and ultimately ends up at the Battle of Cowpens in South Carolina. A starred or boxed review indicates a book of outstanding quality. This is the tale of a young preacher and a teen aged girl, enmeshed in the dark days of the American Revolution.
After killing her abusive stepfather, she ends up having many adventures in the Carolina backcountry as the assistant of a circuit minister and a fighter in the patriot militia. It was a good story, and it is obvious that he is well-versed in Revolutionary War history. This was my fourth Robert Morgan and I loved it as I have the others. It made no sense to kill and then kill again. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. In Robert Morgan's stunning new novel, two young people struggle as the American Revolution rages in the wilderness. I was learning to be humble and compassionate.
She is actually thrown into the revolution itself and has to fight as a man and hoping not to be found out, while desperately trying to find her husband. I wanted the language to be virtually transparent. Josie is injured gravely during the battle, a great american victory. The voice of John Trethman, struggling with his own human frailties while trying to minister to others, is also critical. She lives in the North Carolina backcountry during the American revolution.
I find it difficult to justify Morgan writing as his female characters. The War of Independence still goes on and the British steal what little they have on their way through. This is a wonderfully told human story. A lovely, tough book, which acknowledges and portrays the horrors of war without rhetoric or flourishes. Meanwhile, John is forced to become a chaplain for the murderous dragoon legion commanded by sadistic Lt. Trethman is pressed into service ministering to b The story of Josie Summers. The theme of punishment is so prevalent that it becomes ridiculous; like a toddler who thinks the universe revolves around him, the characters see all events as the result of their own actions and thoughts.
I felt that I was accompanying Josie and John on their travels together and separately at the time of the American Revolution. A historical novel set in the Southern theatre of the American War for Independence. Morgan is a great writer with great characters. After killing the stepfather who raped her, Josie dresses in his clothes to disguise herself as a man and runs away. The novel brought to life how difficult the times were leading up to the American Revolution. A good story set back during the American Revolution. The writing is engaging, although it dragged in the middle.
It left me with all kinds of questions. All Orders Shipped With Tracking And Delivery Confirmation Numbers. After sixteen-year-old Josie Summers murders her As the War for Independence wore on into the 1780s, unrest ruled the Carolinas. And this battle, one in which a smaller, less equipped force defeats a larger one, was fascinating in technical terms. It basically tells the story of a woman who for her safety dresses as a man.