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.
Congratulations on an amazing accomplishment, 100 books! This story and the series sound so intriguing!
Thanks so much, Betsy!
Hi Betsy! I can’t even imagine writing 100 books in 3 lifetimes!! Truly amazing!
Looks like a great story. Thank you for sharing about Susan Page Davis and her stories.
thanks, Melissa! Great to be here
So happy to have you stop by, Melissa! Blessings!
Yes I have visited Shiloh Battle ground and watched a re-enactment of the battle.
Brenda, that’s one I hope to visit in the future.
That must have been so interesting to see. Thanks, Brenda!
Yes, I have been to several over the years. My dad loves Civil War history, and every vacation he wanted to visit as many sites as possible. 🙂
Wonderful! You must be well informed about the Civil War! Thanks for stopping by!
I’ve never visited a Civil War site. But I know I’ve driven by the Civil War cemetery in Springfield, MO when I was there visiting. And I know there’s a battlefield site but didn’t see it. My time visiting was spent focused on family.
There are lots of them out there, Linda! Maybe sometime your family would enjoy visiting one.
Time well spent! Thanks, Linda!
I have never visited a Civil war site.
Thanks for entering, Darlene. The last one I visited was the Tilghman house in Paducah, Ky. It’s not a battle site, but it’s the former home of a Civil War general.
Hi Darlene! Thanks for stopping by to enter.
No, I haven’t visited a Civil War site but someday I would like to as I find history interesting.
I hope you have the opportunity, Stephanie! You’re right. History is so interesting!.
Hi no I have not visited a Civil War site. Thank you for the chance.
You’re welcome, Alicia! Thanks for stopping by to enter!
No, I have not had the opportunity to visit a Civil War historical site.
That seems to be the consensus! =) I’ve visited Pea Ridge, but would like to visit some out east. Thanks for stopping by to enter.
I’ve not visited a Civil War site.
Hi Caryl! Glad you stopped by to enter!
Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you.
Thanks for stopping by to enter, Debra! God bless!
I have not visited a Civil War site yet.
Maybe someday you will, Cherie. Thanks for visiting Sowing Seeds of Hope Blog!
Wonderful to see so many readers here. While I was writing The Corporal’s Codebook, my sister was visiting Key West, which is a site mentioned in the book–but I didn’t know it until afterward! I picked a real military unit for Jack Miller that originated near his home in the book, and they were sent to Florida to work on forts there. I love history and what we can learn from the past.
I’ve spent a little time in Charleston, SC but haven’t visited Fort Sumter which is there.
That would be a good site to visit! Hope you get to some day, Patty!
No, I have not visited a Civil War site.
Thanks for stopping by to enter, Anita!
My father was born about 20 miles from Gettysburg, so we visited when we went to my grandparents house every summer. My mother would plan trips to historical sites. As a newlywed, on our way to my husband’s first duty station in 1969 we traveled from Chicago to Florida. We stopped at a few places to sight see: Chickamauga and Lookout Mountain. But that was 53 years ago! We live close to Springfield, Mo now but have never been to Wilson’s Creek. We should have gone.
I love Civil War history!
My brother in law is in a reinactment group in Illinois. He looks awesome in his uniform! His ancestor was a signer of the Declaration of Independence!
How wonderful, Paula! Such rich experiences! Thanks for sharing!
I’ve visited Prairie Grove and Pea Ridge battlefields in Arkansas. I’m hoping to visit Wilson’s Creek in Missouri in the near future. My great-great-grandfather fought in the Georgia Infantry, and I would love to visit some of the battlefields where his unit went also!
I’ve been to Pea Ridge battlefield as well, Kim! How interesting about your G G grandfather! Thanks for stopping by to share and enter!
So interesting! You all are giving me ideas of places to visit.
I haven’t yet had the chance a Civil War site. We have been busy visiting National Parks. Civil War sites will be added to our bucket list!
Hi Jan! I hope you have the opportunity to visit one someday. Thanks for entering the giveaway!
No I have not ever visited a civil war site.
Hi Susan! Thanks for stopping by to enter the giveaway!
I have visited a Civil War site. In fact, we seasonally ride our horses through Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.
Sounds great, Kimberly!
Oh wow! That sounds so fun, Kimberly! Thanks for sharing!
Love to have the book for our church library. Lots of historical fiction readers there.
The best to you in the giveaway, Julie! Thanks for stopping by to enter.
I love it when my books go into church libraries, Julie! Such a good way to share.
Thank you for your wonderful giveaway!!!
Your book looks absolutely wonderful!
Thanks for stopping by to enter, Sherry! The best to you in the giveaway!
I don’t think I’ve ever been to a Civil War battle site but I do like Susan Page Davis’ books. Thanks for the chance to win The Corporal’s Codebook.
You’re welcome, Pam! Thanks for stopping by to enter.
Would love to win a print copy! It sounds like quite a wonderful book I’d be very interested in reading! Thanks for the opportunity!
Hi Lual! It does sound like a good one. The best to you in the giveaway!
Thanks so much, everyone! I have written a lot of books, but this series is the only one where I actually placed characters in the Civil War. I’m originally from Maine, and when I moved to Kentucky 12 years ago, I realized how little I actually understood about the war, even though I was a history major and had done a lot of reading. I’m far from an expert now, but I will say this story touched my heart.
I know what you mean. Writing in the Civil War era is a real challenge, but an exciting time to research and write about. It’s been fun hosting you!
Thanks, Cynthia! Can’t wait to see who the winner is.
I haven’t visited a Civil War site yet.