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A Southern Moon Rising
by Melanie D Calvert-Benton   

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Publisher:  Saga Books ISBN-10:  9781897512159 Type: 



A Southern Moon Rising

In the war between the North and the South, Sgt Edmond Anderson didn't expect to find himself displaced in the entanglement of assasins. The position he took up as a Union officer made it an even more difficult task to stay alive until he could make it back to Washington. As fate would have it, getting shot twice while running dispatch for his commanding officer could make a man's mind to desert quick. When southern widow Sara Wainwright met wounded Edmond Anderson all she had on her mind was to patch him up like a dog and send him on his way. But when Sara went through the unconcious officers belongings and the dispatch papers fell out of his clothes that mapped out the whole union war stratedgy, Sara whole demeanor changed.

" A Southern Moon Rising"

It is full of twists, turns, love, murder and family honor during a time when our country was young and men and women drew upon the strengths and weaknesses of a nation torn by war and greed.
While Edmond Anderson is working as a spy for President Lincoln, to undercover an assassination attempt, he�s threatened with death by the plotters.
Requesting safety from the President, he�s quickly posted to the army and then to Vicksburg, Mississippi, for protection. Near Vicksburg, as the battle
rages ferociously, he suffers a severe wound to his head. As he recovers from his injury, he is ordered to carry dispatches and suffers a bloody wound to
his side. Seeking shelter at an isolated cabin, he meets a beautiful Southern Belle, Sara Wainwright, who steals his heart, which already belongs to another.
While she detests all things Union, she discovers all Yankee�s are not the same and falls in love with Edmond.

Torn between his loyalties to the Union or his love for Sara, Ed decides to desert the army and stay with the woman he loves more than life. When a small
family of runaway slaves suddenly appears at Sara�s door, she is unable to turn them away. Discovering the black man is a skilled blacksmith, she quickly
establishes a thriving business. However, when a gang of Southern cutthroats visits the business, a customer and the two adult slaves are killed, but only
after the woman is brutally raped. The deaths of the blacks leave their infant an orphan, who Sara protectively takes under her wing. The same raiders visit
the surrounding area and late that night, the son of the man killed on Sara�s farm comes for assistance, his whole family dead. Together the four of them head
west�to Arizona territory. They soon discover the trip is easier to talk about than to make, due to Sara�s pregnancy, Indians, grizzly bears, and Amos Wees,
a man determined to rape Sara and kill Edmond.

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