Item description for Battles of Destiny 2-in-1 Vol. 4 (Battles of Destiny Series) by Al Lacy...
Overview This two-in-one volume brings to dramatic close to the Civil War Battles of Destiny series. In" Wings of the Wind," Hunter McGuire, no stranger to grief, is ready to befriend love while "Turn of Glory" finds that eight heroes have become despised and they head West to live as outlaws.
Publishers Description Dramatic Tales of Love and Civil War The Battles of Destiny series is now available in four attractive two-in-one volumes Bestselling author Al Lacy packs each dramatic novel in the popular historical fiction series with heartwarming romance and solid moral values. Set during the Civil War, these are the tales of families, soldiers, nurses, and spies as they contend with the deadly threats posed by war and the eternal hope that springs from love. Fast-moving and historically accurate, these stories appeal to men and women who enjoy a trip back in time. Now longtime and new Lacy fans can purchase the entire Battles of Destiny classics and enjoy hours of endless reading pleasure. The Civil War "Wings of the Wind" Battle of Antietam Early in his life, tragedy and hardship caused young Hunter McGuire to lose everyone he loved: his parents, his little sister, his best friend. Years later, Dr. Hunter McGuire grieves once again after being separated from the young nursing student who has stolen his heart. This time, however, a tender reunion takes place after Jodie returns unexpectedly and helps Hunter tend the wounded at the battle of Antietam. Yet their struggles have just begun, for their life together is threatened by more than they realize. And only One can save their love: the God who walks on the "wings of the wind." "Turn of Glory" Battle of Chancellorsville Confederate Major Rance Dayton is wounded on the battlefield and fears he will die until four friends risk their lives to save him. The courageous four are honored and live as heroes until, in the confusion and darkness of a nighttime battle, an unthinkable tragic accident changes their lives forever. The four, so recently renowned as heroes, are now despised and hounded as miscreants, and soon they desert the army and head west to live as outlaws. It is there that Rance, a newly commissioned U.S. Marshal, meets the four again, this time in very different circumstances but with the knowledge that he owes them his life.
Story Behind the Book "While studying American history in high school, I was struck with a strange fascination for the Civil War. That fascination grew stronger when I studied it again in college, and I've visited many of the sites where the battles took place. When I visited the Appomattox Court House in Virginia, where General Robert E. Lee signed the documents of surrender before General Ulysses S. Grant, I was struck with the thought of creating a series of novels based upon specific battles in the Civil War. I wanted to mold fictional characters with real ones and fill the stories with romance, suspense, intrigue, and the excitement of battle. That's how the Battles of Destiny series came to be." -Al Lacy
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.44" Width: 5.36" Height: 1.58" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Jan 16, 2007
Publisher Multnomah Books
Series Battles Of Destiny
ISBN 1590529480 ISBN13 9781590529485
Availability 0 units.
More About Al Lacy
Al Lacy has written more than ninety novels, including the Angel of Mercy, Battles of Destiny, and Journeys of the Stranger series. JoAnna Lacy, Al s wife and longtime collaborator, is a retired nurse. The Lacys are coauthors of the Mail Order Bride, Hannah of Fort Bridger, and Shadow of Liberty series. They make their home in the Colorado Rockies."
Al Lacy currently resides in the state of Colorado.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Battles of Destiny 2-in-1 Vol. 4 (Battles of Destiny Series)?
Disappointment Sep 14, 2007
I picked this up at the local library because I live near many of the locales mentioned in the novel. I was disappointed not so much by the battle scenes, which appear to be remote and dry, but the lack of character development. The best Civil War novels contain characters who grow and develop in response to the momentous events happening around them. However, the characters in this book adhere to a rigid evangelical worldview which they never hesitate to inflict on those around them. Even Stonewall Jackson, one of the most interesting generals of the Civil War, has been drained of his oddities and quirks. He is portrayed as a "good family man" even though the real Stonewall died before he could experience family life. Oddly, these good evangelical Christians are hardly concerned with the evils of slavery. In fact, the author describes slavery as an economic issue, as though the emotions stirred by bleeding Kansas and "Uncle Tom's Cabin" did not exist prior to the Civil War. Finally, the author drops most of his characters and substitutes a plotline that belongs to another genre, the Western. If readers want accuracy and character development, stick with Jeff Shaara, Bernard Cornwell, John Jakes, and so forth.