Winner of the Selah Award for Young Adult FictionWinner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award for Best Religious FictionWinner of the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Best Young Adult Religious FictionIn the early months of 1775, war is brewing in the American colonies. Although frightened, eighteen-year-old Betsy Russell (an ancestor to actor Kurt Russell) of Menotomy Village, Massachusetts, wants to be prepared in case of attack by British troops. Her father, prosperous farmer Jason, is the fourth generation of Russells on this land yet their very rights as British Colonials are being stripped away one by one. Will the King of England take their land as well? Tensions are growing here in the countryside west of Boston and the outbreak of battle seems a certainty. Jason desperately wants to protect his family his wife, children and grandchildren and their future. Betsy makes every attempt to be prepared for the worst. But not even the American militia could have predicted the bloody massacre that was about to occur right on the Russells’ doorstep. If Betsy loses everything she holds dear, are the rights of all the Colonists endangered? Fields of the Fatherless is based on a true story.
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Award winning historical fiction author Elaine Marie Cooper is the author of “Saratoga Letters,” “Fields of the Fatherless” and the Deer Run Saga: “Road to Deer Run,” “Promise of Deer Run” and “Legacy of Deer Run” (December 2016). “Bethany’s Calendar” is the author’s first non-fiction book and describes the journey traveled with her daughter as she was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. Cooper’s passions are her family, her faith in Christ and the history of the American Revolution, a frequent subject of her historical fiction. She grew up in Massachusetts, the setting for many of her novels. You can visit her website and blog at: http://www.elainemariecooper.com Elaine is also a contributing writer to “Fighting Fear, Winning the War at Home” by Edie Melson, and “I Choose You,” a romance Anthology. Her freelance work has appeared in both newspapers and magazines, and she blogs regularly at http://ColonialQuills.blogspot.com and her own blog, www.elainemariecooper.com