Author: Richard Buxton
Genre: Historical Fiction
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars
How far will one man go to keep a promise?
Lose everything he has?
Fight someone else’s war?
Shire knows a secret – a secret that could endanger the future of his childhood love. Bound by a promise he made as a boy, he sails to America to protect her, but falls into the throes of the raging Civil War.
War is a dangerous game, but for Shire there is a far greater peril. His enemies will stop at nothing to ensure that their secrets die with him.
Clara doesn’t want the future set before her in England. Drawn by the thought of a new world and a new life, she accepts a marriage proposal that brings her all the way to Tennessee.
Yet as she sits in the mansion of Comrie, she discovers its lonely rooms hold secrets of tragedy and bloodshed, secrets being slowly exhumed by a war that creeps ever closer.
Can Shire reach Clara in time? Or will he have sacrificed everything in vain?
What is love but a constant promise?
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About the Author:
Richard Buxton began writing as a young man and only rekindled his passion for it around eight years ago. After his father’s passing, he took a year off to get his MA in Creative Writing at Chichester University. This is where he started writing the first in the Shire’s Union series, Whirligig.
Richard was first attracted to the Civil War by its scale and geography. The huge armies marching across half a continent or journeying by new railways or great riverboats. He soon realized you cannot understand modern-day America without understanding the Civil War.
Richard now lives with his family in the beautiful South Down, Sussex, England.
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