Synopsis of the Book (from back cover):
"Bereft of family and with no clear notion of his destiny in life. Alexander Engel stands before the graves of his parents. Hearing the rumble of cannons, he rides off into an uncertain future as the armies of the Union and the Confederacy gather for the horrific battle at Gettysburg in 1863. Through his journal entries, share in Alexander's inner conflict as an officer in the Union army, forced to witness and participate in the destruction wrought upon Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.
Tending to her friend's farm, tucked away between the lofty Peaks of Otter, Emma Brett has no idea that twenty thousand Union soldiers are at her doorstep. Through her poignant journals, experience the hardships of life in the South and the Confederacy's desperate plight.
This historical fiction is an accurate depiction of both sides of the conflict and how war can bring two vastly different lives together."