Three cultures, one battle. A thousand WARRING SPIRITS.
In 1816 Georgia, escaped slaves control the land just beyond the American border in Las Floridas. Lost somewhere between white and black worlds, Milly follows hope to the only place that can offer her refuge-the place Georgians are calling Negro Fort. The first, sweet taste of freedom convinces Milly that surrender is not an option. Death would be more welcome.
Major Phillip Bailey has orders to subdue the uprising and return the runaways to their masters. Forced to fight alongside Creek warriors-the same who etched the scars into his mind and flesh-Phillip primes himself for battle. But inside, a war already rages-return for the woman he thought lost to him or concede her to the enemy she loves; follow orders or follow his heart.
What Others Are Saying!
"One of the best books I've read all year,Warring Spiritsby April Gardner pulled me in and kept me turning pages all the way to the satisfying conclusion. Through the eyes of a mixed-blood slave, and a scarred and wounded major, you'll encounter prejudice, heartache, loss, and a love so palpable you'll feel it to your very core. Full of grit, realism, and edge of your seat action,Warring Spiritsis a story not to be missed!"
"Gardner's writing and plotting was so well done it left me breathless. There is heart-felt love and tension on every page. No opportunity to show God's heart for mankind was wasted. Warring Spirits is a wonderful, passionate novel, and one I won't forget anytime soon."
--Michelle Sutton - Author of over a dozen inspirational novels
"Warring Spirits is a tale of loss of pride, civility, and identity; at the same time it showcases the best in humanity and a hope for the future. A must-read for lovers of early American history."
--Lisa Lickel, multi-published author
April W Gardner resides in Georgia with her USAF husband and two sweet kiddos. She is the author of the historical romance series, the Creek Country Saga, as well as the children's adventure series, the Channel Islands Resistance. She is the founder and senior editor of the fun literary website,Clash of the Titles. In her free time, April enjoys reading, organizing, and DIY. In no particular order, she dreams of owning a horse, visiting all the national parks, and speaking Italian.
OTHER BOOKS IN THE WORKS!
Next up is the release of the first book in April Gardner's children's historical adventure series, Lizzie and the Guernsey Gang. It takes kids 9+ back to 1940 and the Nazi invasion of Guernsey Island, UK. The book is based on the events in the life of Ruth Davies, April Gardner's friend and sister in Christ. It's a history lesson and story of faith wrapped up in an enticing adventure. "I can't wait to share it!"