She rescued him from the hangman

s noose. Now, can he save her from an even more desperate fate?

General Jonathan Carleton rejoins General George Washington’s army to
find the patriot cause on the verge of extinction. Against all odds, in a
daring gamble the American force crosses the Delaware River during a
raging nor’easter to attack the Hessian outpost at Trenton. While
Elizabeth Howard anxiously waits for news of the outcome, the American
force wins a stunning victory, then fights the British to a draw at
Princeton before vanishing into the mountain bastions around Morristown.

Returning to New York, Elizabeth is drawn ever deeper into the
dangerous intrigues that swirl around General William Howe—and the
increasingly passionate attentions of Dr. Pieter Vander Groot, who has
given his allegiance to the rebels. When Carleton is forced to take the
doctor prisoner, Elizabeth and her aunt move to Philadelphia to wait for
Howe’s attack on the city.

With the Americans digging in at
Brandywine Creek, Carleton is betrayed by a trusted aide and comes
within a hair’s breadth of being captured. Returning to camp, he
discovers that Congress has ordered Washington to transfer him to the
Northern Army in the upper Hudson Valley, where a force commanded by
British General John Burgoyne closes in on Saratoga. With decisive
battles looming on all fronts, Elizabeth and Carleton are once again
torn from each other’s arms, and this time they will face a crucible of
war and trial that will test their mettle and their love to the very

The compelling saga of the nation’s founding
continues as Elizabeth Howard and Jonathan Carleton face a crucible of
war and trial that will test their mettle and their love to the very
limits … and beyond.

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About The Author

An award-winning author and editor, Joan M. Hochstetler is the daughter of Mennonite farmers. She is the publisher and editorial director of Sheaf House Publishers. In addition to writing, Joan enjoys spending time with her husband (a retired United Methodist pastor), and with her children and grandchildren and researching history for her next books.

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