A Surprising Tale #true_story
I am absolutely in love with this book. Laurel, the author is the most generous woman as well. She literally travels halfway around the world to help others. But it was her amazing book which got me thinking....
Love is a River is her latest and it has a Civil War twist. A ghostly visitor.
Back in the day, when I was teaching full time, I used to use a wonderful chapter book titled Ghost Cadet as a part of my literacy block. This book was so compelling that I received an email many years later that one of my former students had been so excited about the book that he actually joined the military academy which occurred in the book! Yes, a real place with a real academy and my very real student had ended up going there.
Now fast forward to Laurel's amazing book with a Civil War twist. I'm almost expecting to get an email in a few years that someone will have made a decision based off this book!! Hopefully the email will have that strong love connection that Love is a River has!
Love dies with Abby’s father. The return of her mother after a twelve-year absence brings more grief. And the move to a dilapidated house along the Youghiogheny River bike trail is an exile.
When blond, blue-eyed Jack rides into Abby’s life, it’s like the sun has been restored to her world. Bit by bit, hints of a darker side to his personality appear. She struggles to deny them, even while her best friend, Morton, grows increasingly mistrustful of the handsome stranger.
Abby uncovers a mystery from the Civil War era in a nearby cemetery, which brings her only moments of peace. Cool caresses and the whispered call, “Abigail…“ send her digging into the past.
But as Jack’s motives become ever more unclear, the love Abby hoped for seems impossible. And leads her to a life or death choice. Will love be her salvation … or her demise?
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