Part war story, part love story, The Reckoning is the action-packed tale of a father struggling to come to terms with his past as his son comes of age. Ed Canfield cannot forget the blood he shed as a young soldier in the Mexican-American War. Now he fears the Civil War will claim his son, Jesse. An attack by a Yankee gunboat forces Ed to fight and Jesse to grow up fast. They run the Yankee blockade in a harrowing search for Ed's girl friend, Maureen, who has been captured. An uplifting ending makes for a satisfying read. Ships December, 2012
A Unique Look at the Civil War:
Rich in historical details, this character-driven plot views the Civil War through the eyes of a man battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Readers learn that many southerners felt conflicted about the war, slavery, conscription and the mercenary blockade-runners.
ISBN:
paperback:13-978-1478177296 e-book: 978162346
Distributors:
Amazon, Create Space, Kindle, etc.
Genre:
Historical Fiction/Romance
Price:
Paperback: $14.99; e-book: $3.99
Trim size:
5.5 x 8.5; Perfect bound
Pages:
292 (with Discussion Guide)
Illustrations:
1 B&W antique map of Florida
Author:
Bob Larranaga has authored seven books. A descendant of a Civil War soldier and a lighthouse keeper, his research on family history led to writing The Reckoning
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Bob runs two Civil War web sites: the Civil War Hub on Facebook and TheUSCivilWar.info. He and his wife live in Florida and Minnesota.
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Audience:
12 and Up (4.1 on Flesch-Kincaid)
* Civil War buffs, historians, reenactors
* History book clubs, Military book clubs
* History teachers/Students/Teens
Competition:
* Soldier's Heart, Gary Paulsen; Random House, 1998; ISBN 0440228387; Amazon rank: 15,810
* Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier, Grove Press; 1997; ISBN 0802142842; Amazon rank: 11,198


boblarranaga@the-reckoning.net
cell phone: 239-273-9612