A Hope Divided:A Novel of the Civil War
For all of the War Between the States, Marlie Lynch has helped the cause in peace. Her formerly enslaved mother's traditions and the name of a white father she never knew have protected her--until the vicious Confederate Home Guard claims Marlie's home for their new base of operations. Together with escaped prisoner Ewan McCall, Marlie flees into the hostile Carolina night, following the path of the Underground Railroad. They find themselves caught up in a vicious battle that could dash their hopes of love--and freedom--before they ever cross state lines. A vivid and entertaining historical novel by Cole (An Extraordinary Union, 2017).