The time is 1838 and the place is Tennessee. Tethered to the rigid rules and limited choices of the old South, Rachel struggles to accept the loss of John Rollins, her great love. It’s been three painful years since John answered Crockett’s “Texian” call to arms. Never having received any of the dozens of letters John had written her and believing him dead, Rachel is now married to Luke Thompson. It was a marriage arranged by her father for practical and political reasons. Her one source of solace is her infant son, Andrew.
With John’s sudden return “from the dead,” Rachel’s life and marriage are thrown into turmoil. As the weeks pass, the mysterious disappearance of John’s letters brings to light an intricate web of deception as Rachel is caught in a seemingly hopeless dilemma—stay in a marriage she never wanted or leave with John and risk losing her son.
About the Author
L. W. Ellis loves history! As a professional archaeologist and historian for more than twenty years, her study of mankind has led her down some amazing paths, challenging her to see the world differently. She was always the kid who asked "why" and that hasn’t changed. She continues to be fascinated by the intricacies of the past and its continuing influence on the present. Through her explorations, she has learned that words have power. They awaken our senses to the beauty and spirit of the world around us and capture the essence of divergent concepts. No longer constrained by all that pesky data, she’s taken her knowledge of science and southern history and ventured into the world of women’s and historical fiction with all its infinite possibilities. She lives and writes on the north shore of beautiful Lake Travis in Lago Vista, Texas. To learn more about L. W. Ellis, check out her educational website www.nurturethemind.com or her author website at www.lwellis.com.