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For 12 and over

Luke, Daylily and Caswell are sad castoffs of the Civil War. Separated from their families, these children learn to live in the woods and to love and trust one another, even though they are of different races and come from different places. Their story gives readers a lesson in history, survival and dependence on God.

For ten and over

It is 1879, and Viney is opposed to the English who are settling in her beloved Cumberland Mountains. Hotels and taverns take the place of trees; wildflowers and herbs are trampled by massive workhorses. Viney’s sister can’t wait to marry one of the newcomers, but Viney wants only to work her loom and keep her freedom.


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