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Will the Wounded Soldier She Rescues From Certain Death be Able to Break Down the Walls of Bitterness That Surround Her Heart?

Seeking to fulfill the promise she made to her dying father, eighteen-year-old Jesselynn Highwood determines to take her little brother and the family's remaining Thoroughbreds from Twin Oaks plantation in Kentucky to her uncle's farm in Missouri, where they will be safe for the remainder of the Civil War.



Jesselynn is also fleeing a cruel man in Confederate uniform who has pledged to take revenge against her for refusing his hand in marriage. No longer safe at Twin Oaks, she embarks on a perilous journey, taking on the momentous responsibility for the lives and welfare of all who go with her.



They ride at night and hide during the day, dodging both Confederate and Union troops along the way. Encountering hunger, sickness, and the devastation of war, they finally arrive in Missouri only to discover that the situation there puts them in even greater danger. Discouraged, disillusioned, and facing a severe testing of her faith, Jesselynn will stop at nothing to save her family, the horses, and whatever remains of Twin Oaks.

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    daughter of twin oaks

    An amazing book that leaves you wanting more.

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    I love this book,had a hard time putting it down.Also read (A Secret Refuge Book 2& 3) was just as good as the first one.

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    Daughter of twin oaks

    Excellent story. Some typos in the printing.

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    I loved this book!!!

    I thought this book was perfect for me. it's a great book full of adventure, little bit of mystery, tension, and romance. I absolutely loved it, along with the rest of the series.

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    What just happened???

    The story was all right, I guess. There were some words I didn't care for, but it's the language of the time. The story is well written, but I warn you now, the story ends on a cliff hanger and it's kind of abrupt. I feel like there's a ridiculous amount of loose ends that have me annoyed and I don't even want to look for the next book. The things that do get resolved in this book are secondary storylines that I wasn't invested or interested in. It was just an odd place to end the story.

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