Brave Enemies

Brave Enemies

Book - 2003
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As the War for Independence wore on into the 1780s, unrest ruled the Carolinas. Settlers who had cleared the land after the Cherokees withdrew were being mustered for battle as British forces pillaged their hard-won farms. Robert Morgan's stunning novel tells a story of two people caught in the chaos raging in the wilderness.

After sixteen-year-old Josie Summers murders her abusive stepfather, she runs away from home disguised as a boy. Lost in the woods, she accepts a young preacher's invitation to assist in his itinerant ministry. Eventually her identity is revealed and affection grows between the two. But when the preacher is kidnapped by British soldiers, Josie disguises herself once again and joins the militia in a desperate attempt to find him.

Brave Enemies is a page-turning story of people brought together by chance and torn apart by war--a story of enduring love and of the struggle to build a homeland.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2003.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781565125780
Branch Call Number: FICTION Morgan Robert
Characteristics: 309 p. :,map ;,24 cm.


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Jul 26, 2017

I was very hopeful about this novel because of the plot, but it is not a very good book. The writing is awful. It is so bad in places that the reader can hardly understand what's going on, because the voice and tone are so bizarre. I can usually enjoy unique writing styles and can even sometimes overlook instances when the writing style gets in the way of the story, but the writing for this novel was so horrible I had to put it down. I wasn't ever interested enough to continue with it.


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