Fiction Friday: Engraved on the Heart
Award Winning Civil War Historical
One of the perks of being an author is getting to meet other authors—and this week I met Tara Johnson. I’m pretty sure that in a former life we were sisters. Maybe twins. But not conjoined because that would be creepy.
But being that we’re basically related, I picked up her debut novel, Engraved on the Heart, and whewie! It’s awesome. Just buy it. ‘Nuff said. But if that’s not enough incentive for you, here’s a blurb:
Reluctant debutante Keziah Montgomery lives beneath the weighty expectations of her staunch Confederate family, forced to keep her epilepsy secret for fear of a scandal. As the tensions of the Civil War arrive on their doorstep in Savannah, Keziah sees little cause for balls and courting. Despite her discomfort, she cannot imagine an escape from her familial confines―until her old schoolmate Micah shows her a life-changing truth that sets her feet on a new path . . . as a conductor in the Underground Railroad.
Dr. Micah Greyson never hesitates to answer the call of duty, no matter how dangerous, until the enchanting Keziah walks back into his life and turns his well-ordered plans upside down. Torn between the life he has always known in Savannah and the fight for abolition, Micah struggles to discern God’s plan amid such turbulent times.
Battling an angry fiancé, a war-tattered brother, bounty hunters, and their own personal demons, Keziah and Micah must decide if true love is worth the price . . . and if they are strong enough to survive the unyielding pain of war.