“Love Stays True” The Homeward Journey #1, By Martha Rogers, book review
April 1985. The War between the states has been going on for so long, and so many have been affected. Sallie Dyer and her family are just trying to keep their family together. The war comes close and she must defend herself and the other women of her family. When their home is damaged they flee to her grandmother’s farm and stay until the end of the war.
Manfred and Edwin have fought for the South, but were captured at the battle of Nashville. They now are being held in a northern prison, but only want to go home. When word comes that the war has ended, and they are released, they begin the long walk home. The brothers take word to the family of a fellow prisoner who will be released later , and are given not only food and shelter, but much help on their journey home. On the way, they decide to help as they can along the way.
Meanwhile Sally waits for Manfred. She fell in love with him before the war and has waited all this time for his return.
This novel is well written and shows many of the real troubles that families endured during the terrible war. The characters seemed quite real and believable. The plot moved along well and kept my interest. I look forward to book #2 due out January 2014.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Realms books. All opinions expressed are my own.