THE ONE WHO WAITS FOR ME
Copeland fills readers with hope as she writes about love and danger after the Civil War. Men from both sides are on the path toward home, engaging readers in their struggles to keep three women alive and well.
The unrest of post-Civil War North Carolina is the backdrop for a journey of anguish and suspense. Sisters Beth and Joanie run away from a vindictive uncle; Trella, a pregnant young slave, leaves a plantation for freedom. Gray Eagle, a Cherokee military scout, finds refuge for the young women; Captain Pierce, a man of faith, heads for a new life and Samuel, a black soldier, longs to follow his father’s preaching legacy. (HARVEST HOUSE, Aug., 320 pp., $13.99)