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The Reluctant Bridegroom / The Last Confederate
The Reluctant Bridegroom / The Last Confederate Author:Gilbert Morris From the first Pilgrim settlement at Plymouth, the dynamic sage of the Winslow family has traced the forces that shaped early American history and its people. As the nation expands westward, so has the House of Winslow. — The Reluctant Bridegroom begins with Sky Winslow, the son of Chris and Dove Winslow, agreeing to return East and bring a wagon... more » train of brides to the men of Oregon City. As experienced as he is on the trail, the past hurts of an unfaithful wife and the care for a twelve-year-old son who truly needs a mother's love make Sky an unlikely candidate for such an assignment.
On the long trip from New York to Oregon, two of the women who join the wagon train will make their impact on Sky Winslow. Rebekah Jackson, in hope of finding a new start, is leaving a broken past. Rita Duvall is a dance hall girl who knows the way to break down a man's defenses.
As God reshapes these broken lives, exciting possibilities present themselves.
The Last Confederate begins at the Belle Maison plantation in Virginia owned by Sky and Rebekah Winslow. While the nation totters on the brink of war, a young Northerner named Thad Novak makes his way to the Winslow plantation and is taken on as a hired hand. What caused him to specifically seek out the Winslows? Should this Northerner be trusted? And with young ladies in the home, what are his motives? While the nation totters on the brink of war, both Thad Novak and the Winslows face conscription into fighting for a cause they do not support, and directly against Winslow relatives from the North.
Their world of love and joy is shattered by a world of war and suffering. The carnage of war makes a devastating impact upon the lives of the Winslow family. « less