About the Book
Devastation sweeps across the land, and the families of Maple Grove cannot escape when war arrives at their front doors. After her father entrusts her with a new and dangerous task, Sally Chandler must find the courage to obey despite her fear. Meanwhile, her best friend, Claire Harper, is determined to serve others, even if it means putting herself in danger. But with a certain handsome Union soldier stationed nearby, Claire finds her heart in danger of falling for the enemy. Their differing loyalties create complications that neither could expect; her twin brother fighting for the Confederacy is only one of them. Frank Harper left home with one goal in mind – to become a prosperous plantation owner. Two years later, not only is he further from his goal, but he’s beginning to question his own desires–something that becomes more complicated when his heart becomes involved. The families of Maple Grove must learn how to survive the uncertainty of war and a country split in two. While the war in the nation rages on, the battle within grows stronger. Will they learn that the only safe place to hide is in the shadow of Thy Wings?
*The Ancient Words Series is best read in order.
In the Shadow of Thy Wings is book two of the Ancient World Series and is as well written and thought-provoking as the first book, Where Can I Flee, was.
The saga of the Civil War picks up where book one ends, and we are again privy to the letters written by Claire and Frank.
Frank is beginning to question his “enthusiasm” for preserving the Southern way of life, and Claire is beginning to fall in love. Each of the twins is immersed in the horrific dilemmas many faced during this trying time in our country. The battles and the “fight” on the home front are richly illustrated, leaving you breathless at times.
As you read, you learn more and more about Frank and Claire, their father and their friends and come to care about them as if you personally knew them.
Heath has interwoven a story of faith and redemption in book two, also.
If you are an aficionado of the Civil War era and historical fiction, you will want to read both of these books. Even though the stories are labeled historical romances, the romance is secondary to the magnificent retelling of this turbulent time in our history.