About the Book
War is on the horizon during the spring of 1861. It will be an event that will change the lives of everyone in its path. The Harper family included.
Frank Harper is a young man full of dreams and ambitions. Even when the country is split and war breaks out, Frank will do whatever is necessary to see his dreams come true, even when that means putting on a uniform and leaving home.
For the first time, Claire Harper is forced to consider the reasons behind such a conflict. Should slavery be abolished? Which side should she be on, and what does God have to say about this? Claire is torn between her own opinions and those of her family. The struggle within her only increases when she repeatedly runs into a kind and handsome Union soldier. She longs to see her brother turn to Christ before it is too late. Desperate to reach her brother with the gospel, Claire pens a series of inspiring letters. Will she be able to handle all the obstacles of war and continue to be a witness to those around her?
How long can Claire last when her heart is torn in half and she is burdened for her brother’s soul? How long can Frank resist his sister’s urgent pleas or the gentle tugging from within? Can a man outrun a holy God?
Where Can I Flee is the debut novel by A. M. Heath and is a richly comprehensive novel of life during the Civil War. The research needed to write the story must have been mind-boggling. However, Heath was able to convincingly convey a tale full of the pain, struggles and suffering experienced by everyone during the war.
Claire and Frank Harper, twins, have been best friends their entire lives. When the War Between the States begins, Frank, wanting to preserve the Southern way of life (to include slavery), enlists, leaving Claire bereft.
We learn of the horrors, deficiencies, and hardships the soldiers endure through letters exchanged between Claire and Frank, letters so well written you feel as if you’re in the midst of the battles yourself. Even though there are horrific scenes, the faith and love of God are portrayed throughout and give a compelling look at redemption and forgiveness.
Anyone who reads and enjoys books set during the Civil War is sure to appreciate and savor the richness and detail of Where Can I Flee and would surely want to read and own a copy.