This historical novel opens at the conclusion of the Battle of Chickamauga in 1863 on a small Georgia farm near the battle. The MacFarlanes are Confederate sympathizers, but, against the instincts of his daughter, Pearl, Mr. MacFarlane’s deep Christian convictions lead him to allow Union soldiers to use his farmhouse as a place to recover from their battle wounds. This is the tenth Christian romance in the Daughters of the Mayflower series, that together tell the story of American history through the stories of the members of one family. They start in 1620. Four are set in the 1700s, and this is the 5th set in the 1800s. “Shannon McNear has once again pierced through history, bringing the Civil War to life with accuracy and authenticity. The story of Pearl and Josh will haunt you like a melody carrying through time.” – Denise Weimer. “The Rebel Bride is deftly woven with strands of dignity, thoughtfulness, and grace. With admirable attention to historical detail, Shannon McNear has given us a story of quiet determination set to a backdrop clamoring of war. Lovers of Civil War–era novels will appreciate the depth of character explored within these pages.” – Jocelyn Green. The author, Shannon McNear, grew up on a Midwestern farm, but lived in the South before settling in North Dakota. She is a military wife and the mother of eight.
Uhrichsville, Ohio: Barbour Books, 2019. 254 pages with a bibliography. Trade paperback