Brave Enemies: A Novel of the American Revolution

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Algonquin Books, 2007 - Fiction - 320 pages
27 Reviews
As the War for Independence wore on into the 1780s, unrest ruled the Carolinas. Settlers who had cleared the land after the Cherokees withdrew were being mustered for battle as British forces pillaged their hard-won farms. Robert Morgan's stunning novel tells a story of two people caught in the chaos raging in the wilderness.

After sixteen-year-old Josie Summers murders her abusive stepfather, she runs away from home disguised as a boy. Lost in the woods, she accepts a young preacher's invitation to assist in his itinerant ministry. Eventually her identity is revealed and affection grows between the two. But when the preacher is kidnapped by British soldiers, Josie disguises herself once again and joins the militia in a desperate attempt to find him.

Brave Enemies is a page-turning story of people brought together by chance and torn apart by warĐa story of enduring love and of the struggle to build a homeland.
  

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Morgan is a great writer with great characters. - Goodreads
It's got politics, battles, and an unlikely love story. - Goodreads
It also has real revolutionary war story lines. - Goodreads

Review: Brave Enemies: A Novel of the American Revolution

User Review  - Nick - Goodreads

I lkove everything Robert Morgan writes, but I did think this novel is not as strong as the others. Seemed small somehow--fewer characters, less action. But the main character is very sympathetic and the portrayal of battle is quite convincing. Read full review

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User Review  - Jo Ellen - Goodreads

This novel was interesting from a genealogical viewpoint as every branch of my spouse's family tree was in the "Americas" before the USA became a country. The novel brought to life how difficult the ... Read full review

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Contents

PROLOGUE
1
Chapter ONE
13
Chapter TWO
31
Chapter THREE
68
Chapter FOUR
83
Chapter FIVE
111
Chapter SIX
131
Chapter SEVEN
144
Chapter NINE
187
Chapter TEN
205
Chapter ELEVEN
224
Chapter TWELVE
245
Chapter THIRTEEN
281
Chapter FOURTEEN
289
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
311
Copyright

Chapter EIGHT
163

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About the author (2007)

Acclaimed author of best-seller "Gap Creek".

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