Now you can read the entire series at a discount. Digital boxed set includes three full novels set within the Civil War decade plus two bonus short stories that follow the Watson/Jones family from slavery to freedom. Over 135,000 words. Series nominated for the Michigan Reads Award.
After a tantrum, Emily Preston is shipped from her plantation home to her inn-keeping uncle in Detroit. There Emily meets Malachi, son of freed slaves, who challenges many ideas she grew up believing. But when Emily stumbles upon two runaways hidden in her uncle’s barn, she finds that old ways die hard. And Mr. Burrows, the charming Southern slave catcher, is only yards away, lodged in the hotel.
Hannah craves excitement, but all local adventures dried up long ago, when her parents unpacked their wagon on the Michigan frontier. Then war breaks out and her father and brother leave to fight the Confederacy. Hannah is left at home chafing under the boredom of never-ending chores—until the farm is threatened. The one place she longs to leave suddenly becomes the one place she’ll risk everything to save. (Formerly titled Broken Ladders.)
Grace Nickerson’s life has been shattered by four years of war. She’s desperate to return to a sense of normalcy, but soon after her father’s return, he sells the farm and drags the family to a lumber camp in Michigan’s northern wilderness. Living among the loggers is frightening enough, but then a series of accidents prove intentional. Who is sabotaging the camp, and why? Will the winter in the woods bring the healing Grace’s family needs? Or will it drive a wedge between Grace and her father?