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Amanda Belle, the daughter of a preacher in southwest Texas, falls for a Union Officer, Captain Kent Littlefield, just before the start of the Civil War in 1861.
Her Father disapproves of their relationship and forbids her from communicating with him once the war begins and leaves to serve. Her brother, Daniel, goes to fight for the South and runs into Kent on the battlefield.
Kent is later wounded and recoups at the Belles’ house as his soldiers invade the house and the whole town. As Amanda nurses him back to health, their love solidifies and they vow to marry after the war regardless of her father’s feelings. She also vowed to her mother on her deathbed that she would take care of her 3 younger sisters. Could she leave her family and her commitment to them to marry Kent? She never thought she’d marry at all!
Amanda overhears Kent speaking with one of his officers about the Union Army’s plan to occupy Texas and is torn between her loyalty to him and her loyalty to the South. Should she take that information to her uncle who’s an officer at the Confederate Army headquarters in Austin or should she not? Will what she knows ultimately hurt Kent if she tells her uncle? Was God on the side of the South or the North?
Her decision is one of the turning points of the story. With the horrors of the war, Amanda, questioned God and her faith. She had many other decisions to make that would affect not just herself, but several people.
All in all, it’s a story of love, steadfast love of God and of a man and woman.
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