|About the Book|
Caleb Fields joined the Militia to help America win the Revolutionary War. Now which one of the two young women in his life will win his heart? Orphaned at fifteen, Caleb Fields joins the South Carolina Militia to fight the British. When hesMoreCaleb Fields joined the Militia to help America win the Revolutionary War. Now which one of the two young women in his life will win his heart? Orphaned at fifteen, Caleb Fields joins the South Carolina Militia to fight the British. When hes separated from his unit, he finds help at the home of Abby Williams and her family. When hes captured by the Red Coats, Abby helps him escape. Hes unable to locate his own unit, so he joins another and makes a friend, Seth Larkin. Seth is wounded in battle, and when Caleb accompanies him home he meets the Larkin family, including Seths saucy younger sister, Elizabeth. She wants nothing more than to join the fight. Leaving Seth to recuperate, Caleb is kidnapped by a loyalist group headed up by the famous Swamp Fox, Francis Marion. The goal of his ragged band is to steal British weapons in Charleston Harbor and destroy a bridge vital to the Red Coats. Caleb plays a vital part in this mission. Caleb and Seth meet up again, and after months of skirmishes with the enemy, the two wind up in a decisive battle against the notorious Lieutenant Banestre Tarlton--Bloody Ban. As the British flee the battlefield Caleb is wounded. Seth brings Caleb to the nearby Williams farmhouse where he is happy to see Abby, but he also learns the severity of his injuries. He may never walk again. A fierce spring storm brings a miracle that Caleb needs to finally put his life together. With the war ending, Caleb must make a decision to stay in service to his country or return to his farm. Hes torn between the two young women in his life, but when he makes his decision, he knows it is right, and what he has wanted all along.