J.D.R. Hawkins is an award-winning author who has written for newspapers, magazines, newsletters, e-zines, and blogs. She is one of a few female Civil War authors, uniquely describing the front lines from a Confederate perspective. Her
“Renegade Series” includes “A Beautiful Glittering Lie,” winner of the 2013 John Esten Cooke Fiction Award and the 2012 B.R.A.G. Medallion. The sequel, “A Beckoning Hellfire,” is also an award winner. Both books tell the story of a family from north Alabama who experience immeasurable pain when their lives are dramatically changed by the war. Ms. Hawkins is a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the International Women’s Writing Guild, the Mississippi Writers Guild, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and Pikes Peak Writers. She is also an artist and a singer/songwriter. She recently completed a nonfiction book about the War Between the States, as well as two more sequels for her “Renegade Series.” Learn more about her at http://jdrhawkins.com.
Four girls compassionately nurse him back to health. David learns his
comrades have deserted him in Pennsylvania following the Battle of Gettysburg,
but his dilemma becomes much worse. He falls in love with the older sister,
Anna, who entices him with a proposition. To his dismay, he must make a
Should he stay and help Anna with her underhanded plan, or return to
the army and risk capture?
jovial laughter infiltrated the air. She went downstairs to greet him. He had
already dismounted his horse and was assisting Maggie down from Alphie when she
Irish brogue and gave her a hug. Releasing her, he said, “Your lovely sister,
Maggie, has informed me there’s a party here this very morn, so I brung along
some refreshment!” His green eyes twinkled with amusement. “But I’ve never
known ye lasses to indulge in spirits so early in the day, and on the Sabbath,
toward him. He picked Abigail up and twirled her around, causing her to squeal with delight
before he set her back down.
Anna bit her lower lip. She turned the knob and pushed the squeaky door open.