The founder of AzArrow books has combined her knowledge and passion for history in the fictional epic The Tempering Years - of a Man and a Nation.
From the back cover:
some folks who lived during "The Tempering Years" of our country, the
decade of the Civil War -- a period fraught with strife, romance, greed,
espionage, and disaster. More than any other era, these years molded
our nation. The story follows Nathan, a seminary student, who leaves
school to begin his real education as a private in the Union army.
ISBN number 9780983743705
Nathan - tested by life on and off the battlefield
Enoch - on rare occasions his heart rules his head
Jake - loves a good lark, hates stubborn mules
Frank - the youngest of "the three musketeers”
Wade - a man of mystery who gets a haircut
Jennie - this belle of the ball is no "dismal dasmal"
Rebecca - she gives up her name for the cause
Laura - a spy who makes beautiful music
Nettie - an old maid with a new problem
Cass - a scoundrel, who should have given up cards
incidents woven into this work of fiction are based on actual accounts -
the ghosts in Bellville, the murder of General Nelson, Cahaba Prison
life, the cowardly surrender of the fort at Athens, Alabama, and the
Sultana Disaster, to name a few.
The Tempering Years