Brave Enemies: A Novel of the American Revolution

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Algonquin Books, 2007 - Fiction - 320 pages
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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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Josie Summers endures the kind of life Morgan deals his female characters-unremitting drudgery, punctuated by misery and violence. When her stepfather molests her, Josie kills him and runs away ... Read full review

Brave enemies: a novel

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Morgan's (Gap Creek) latest novel, set in his native North Carolina, tells the compelling story of two young people whose lives are shaped by the Revolutionary War. Josie Summers is only 16 when she ... Read full review

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Acclaimed author of best-seller "Gap Creek".

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