I’M HONORED TO HAVE SUSAN PAGE DAVIS AS GUEST TODAY. SUSAN HAS PENNED OVER 100 BOOKS. SIMPLY AMAZING! TODAY SHE’S SHARING ABOUT HER CIVIL WAR NOVEL, THE CORPORAL’S CODEBOOK.
Jack wasn’t born into the Miller family, but he cares deeply about his adoptive siblings. At the outbreak of the Civil War, his flighty young brother Ned joins the army. Seeing his parents’ distress, Jack volunteers to enlist in the same outfit.
Ned’s death strips Jack of his self-confidence and sense of worth. He must trust God to get him and the rest of the family through this grief and the rest of the horrible war.
As a boy, Jack’s adoptive father taught him Morse Code, and he followed his father into the field of telegraphy. Jack eventually is able to put that skill to good use in the war effort, but it also puts him in mortal danger.
Meanwhile, a grandmother he barely remembers has faith and a deep longing. She hires an attorney to find her three lost grandchildren.
This book deals with a family’s struggles in wartime, and Jack’s conscience and his desperation in a very bad situation. It also touches on the faith journey of the man looking for him, Ryland Atkins. Ryland’s story stretches over all three books of the series, showing his growth as a man and as a Christian.
I enjoy writing stories about forgiveness and reconciliation, and this series has reconciliation at its heart. Ryland’s job is to bring back the three young people who were forced out of the family twenty years earlier and reunite them with their grandmother and cousin.
A symbol of their bond is the “cousin coin” each one possesses. Their grandfather, a New England sea captain, gave each of his grandchildren a round Asian coin with a square hole in the center. Jack and his older brother keep these not just as souvenirs, but as a connection to their birth family. Their young sister, whose story is told in Book 3, The Sister’s Search, also has one of the coins, but doesn’t know its significance.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Susan Page Davis is the author of more than one hundred novels and novellas. She writes romance, mystery, suspense, and historical stories, with faith woven in. Susan has won numerous awards, including the Carol Award, two Will Rogers Medallions, and two Faith, Hope, and Love Readers’ Choice Awards. A Maine native, she now lives in western Kentucky with her husband Jim, a retired news editor. They’re the parents of six and the grandparents of eleven. Visit Susan at https://susanpagedavis.com.
The Corporal’s Codebook is Book 2 in Susan’s Homeward Trails series. Book 1 is The Rancher’s Legacy, and book 3 is The Sister’s Search. Find the book at:
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Susan has graciously offered to give away the winner’s choice of an e-book or print copy (US addresses only) of The Corporal’s Codebook.