This epic historical novel shows how the lives of ordinary men and women who lived in the shadow of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, were changed forever beginning in early 1777, when the Revolutionary War battles came to their doorsteps, leading them and their loved ones to Valley Forge from winter 1777 through summer 1778. James, a former slave, lives as a blacksmith on Rebel Hill, with his patriot friend, Daniel. Both are reluctant to volunteer for the army because they need their wages. But ten days later, they join the march to Valley Forge. An outraged farmer s daughter. Betsey, builds a network of women from the local area and the colonies to support the troops after both brothers enlist and fight in the Battle of Paoli. Her sister, Connie, who runs a brothel in Philadelphia that services many British officers during their occupation of the city, becomes a patriot spy. Their paths converge at Valley Forge, where General George Washington s Continental Army, a young nation, and the fascinating characters in the book are forced to grow and become what we mean when we say Valley Forge.
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A lifelong resident of the Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, area, Sheilah Vance is a practicing attorney and award-winning author of the novels Chasing the 400, Land Mines, and the Christian inspirational book, Creativity for Christians: How to Tell Your Story and Stories of Overcoming from the Members of One Special Church. She is the president and CEO as well as the founder of The Elevator Group, LLC, an independent publishing company. She has a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. in communications from the Howard University School of Communications, both in Washington, DC. Her first novel, Chasing the 400, was the first selection of the African American Museum of Philadelphia Book Club. Chasing the 400 and Land Mines are featured selections in the Black Expressions Book Club, a national subscription book-of-the-month club, and are often in the Top 20 Bestsellers. A member of the Friends of Valley Forge National Park, she has done extensive research on the activities of the local communities during the Revolutionary War.
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Book Description The Elevator Group, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0982494599
Book Description Elevator Group Llc, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 270 pages. 8.43x5.85x0.73 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0982494599