Wishes of Home by Barbara Hinske ~ 5⭐

Genre: Women’s Romance Fiction ~ Release Date: September 29. 2022

REVIEW: Wishes of Home by Barbara Hinske is book twelve of the Wishing Tree Series. I read the first seven books of the series. I received three out of the next six and I am going to have to read them. I am so in love with this series. I love the characters and the town. I just received a gift certificate for Amazon and you know what I will be spending part of it on. I have a feeling this series is going to go a little longer as some of the authors have expressed they have more ideas to continue the series. If you haven’t started The Wishing Tree Series, now is the time. The first book is still free to download. What have you got to lose? You get to meet a lot of the folks in Linden Falls and by the end of the first book you will know whether you will be hooked as much as I am on these books.

The authors are incredible. They write and plan so well I can’t really tell them apart. They seem to be seemless. Each book concentrates on a different character. This book centers on Pam and she is dating Steve. They are both trainers at the local gym. Pam has a talent for design work and has been offered a potential new career path. If you like all the design and remodel shows that are out there on TV, you are going to totally enjoy this story. I was lost until the end and had to come up for air.

As you can tell, I enjoyed another wonderful visit to Linden Falls. I love catching up with the friends I’ve made there and seeing where the story takes them next. I am a total geek over this series. There is so much to love about it especially the Wishing Tree in the middle of town that seems to have a hand in making wishes come true. I wish I had that tree in my town or my front yard! I sure could use it sometimes.

Go and download The Wishing Tree and join me in this adventure. You’ll love it. Until next time…Happy Reading.

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SYNOPSIS: Wishes in branches tied with string. Someone’s hopes. Another’s dreams.

Pam Olson’s talent for remodeling sets her onto an unexpected path. When the terrain gets rocky, love interest Steve Turner steps in to help. But will his presence smooth the way or make the journey even more treacherous?

Meanwhile, a young girl’s wish on the Wishing Tree takes root in Pam’s heart. Can the tree work its magic and deliver on the dream?

Settle into the heartwarming community of Linden Falls as Pam tries to keep all the plates spinning and prevent what she most desires from crashing to pieces.

Join Barbara Hinske as she brings the latest book in The Wishing Tree series alive, featuring a heartwarming story of love, family, friendships, and the hope of new beginnings.

The Child Between Us by Alison Ragsdale ~ 5+⭐

Genre: Women’s Literary Fiction ~ Release Day: September 28, 2022

REVIEW: The Child Between Us by Alison Ragsdale is her new heart-wrenching, tear jerking and heart-breaking novel. If you don’t read anything else this year, you must read The Child Between Us. Warning! Before you sit down make sure you have a FULL box of tissues. I have never cried such wracking sobs during and after a book.

Alison has the knack of creating the characters that instantly make you love them. I can only think that these characters actually live in her world and that she is one of the nicest people you could know. The communication I’ve had with her tells me she is a sweet, kind person who values family and is a dog lover. The main Characters are Cassie, Marina, Grant and Sadie. I loved every one of them and wanted to wrap them in my arms especially Marina the 5 year old that comes into Cassie’s life. Sadie is Cassie’s mom and Grant is an ex-fiance. I can’t tell you a lot about this book without giving away the beautiful story so, you are gonna have to read it for yourself. 

The synopsis doesn’t give a lot away either and I actually went into this book expecting something different. I will tell you this is one of the most beautiful stories I’ve ever read. Alison writes like a dream. I’m caught up in her world while reading and always surprised when I look up and find myself in my own world. Part of me is happy but, part of me carries the heartache with me for a few days. This time it wasn’t something that just went away. It hung in there and shadowed my life. If you ask me, that is a great author!

This book takes place in Scotland. You know my heart yearns for Scotland. I did the dna test and found out I was part Scottish. It used to be the biggest percentage and now it is about thirteen percent. That doesn’t stop me form feeling a real infinity for this country. I don’t know why. Everytime I read a book that takes place there, I feel more and more like it is my homeland. Isn’t that odd?

If you love a good story about life. A story that is clean and one that draws you in and doesn’t let go, then this one is for you. I’ve been a somewhat recent discoverer of Alison Ragsdale and have read a handful of her books. This one by far is the best. You can never go wrong with choosing one of her books to spend a day or two with. Until next time…Happy Reading!

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SYNOPSIS: My beautiful girl, you are my missing piece. You came into my life and changed everything, placing your warm little hand in mine, and looking up at me with your sky-blue eyes, so full of hope. Little did we know what lay ahead, but for a while at least, we had each other…

When I first met you, darling Marina, you were just five years old. You took my breath away, with your long, dark waves and pink cheeks. You needed me, and I instantly knew I’d do anything to protect you. When six years ago, my heart was shattered, I was left utterly broken – but I didn’t know just how lost I was until you filled that hole in my heart.

You quickly became the centre of my world, your sweet laugh my favourite sound. But then things started to change… I put my pain down to work stress, but when the diagnosis came through it was worse than I could ever have imagined.

Our world is about to come crashing down around us, little one, and I don’t know how to stop it. I’ve finally discovered the truth behind the betrayal that rocked me to my core all those years ago. The pain of my past could be the one thing that saves us – or tears us apart. We’re just becoming a family, Marina, should I risk everything to trust the one person who hurt me? They could be your only hope.

We only have each other… But if I don’t make it, what will happen to you?

The Child Between Us is a heart-wrenching story about an impossible choice and what it really means to be a mother. Readers who love Kate Hewitt, Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain will be utterly gripped.

Even When…She Rose by Marie Crews ~ 5⭐

Genre: Family Life Fiction ~ Release Date: September 18, 2022

REVIEW: I finished the debut novel by Marie Crews called Even When…She Rose a few nights ago. Since then my mind has been working in the background to figure out how to approach the review for this book. One, I don’t usually read memoirs. Two the author says although the novel is heavily inspired by her experiences, it is a work of fiction. Since I was conflicted, I had a frank discussion with Marie and I have decided to go ahead and review her novel. I am treating it as a novel only and not a memoir.

The writing in this book is interesting. I’m not just saying that. Some of the language and and some of the slang were a little odd for me. Marie is younger than I am and has adult children that are much younger. I don’t have children and don’t often speak with young folks. I easily caught on and the rest of the book was smooth. She has a good writing style and some of the book seems to be excerpts from a journal. You know me…I love books about journals and diaries! That was right up my alley. 

The characters in this story were mult-faceted. Rose is the main character and most of the book revolves around her, her family and friends. Her love of helping others caries throughout the book and we meet some of those as we move through the story. As you would expect and as in most books the main characters were well developed and the ones in the background were not as complex. I liked Rose and hoped she would get her life together. Does she? You have to answer that for yourself.

There are several subjects that are dealt with in this book including young marriage, single parenthood, addiction, unplanned pregnancy, a special needs child and weight issues. Marie writes and I quote “If this novel brings hope to even one person who is in a difficult season of their life, the pain and process of writing it will have been worth it. It would even be better if it gives someone the courage to keep going and realize they really can overcome anything!” That is a pretty selfless reason for writing a book.

I really enjoyed this book even though it felt a bit like a memoir. I was pulled into the story and it held my interest to the end. That tells me one thing. If it was a memoir, I would have quit reading long before the end. I guess I just answered my own question. Was it a novel or a memoir? It was a novel! If you enjoy stories that are based on real life. give this one a try. 

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SYNOPSIS: Growing up with an absent father and an exhausted, single mother who was trying to work and raise four children, Rose was left to essentially raise herself. She unknowingly repeated her mom’s pattern by marrying young and becoming a divorced, uneducated mother of two.

Years later, with a broken marriage to a broken man in her rearview mirror, Rose finds herself happy and in awe at how she ended up re-married, this time to the man of her dreams. His love and support strengthen her unwavering commitment to her children as she continues to guide them into adulthood, and all seems well.

Until she begrudgingly accepts an opportunity to tutor a young mother-to-be. In doing so, she unintentionally opens the lid to her own Pandora’s box which forces her to grapple, once more, with the wounds of her painful past (a past she thought she’d laid to rest).

This contemporary novel looks like a timeless tale of hardship on the surface, but it reaches much farther into the depths of the challenges of motherhood, raising a special needs child, loss, and triumph, in ways few writers have. In her debut novel, Marie Crews has laid it all out there. She’s captured the heart of humility, courage, transparency, and empathy. Her unique style of writing and storytelling is sure to captivate and inspire all who dare to dream and begin again, Even When…

A Brighter Flame by Christine Nolfi ~ 5⭐

Genre: Friendship & Family Fiction ~ Release Date: September 27, 2022

REVIEW: A Brighter Flame by Christine Nolfi was an outstanding book! I felt like I have just read a book that I’ve never read before. It doesn’t have hints of another story line that I’ve read nor are the characters anything I expected. It also deals with a few subjects many of us have dealt with in our lives. Let me explain what I am talking about and give you an idea why this book is a little unique.

The storyline feels like it is about a girl who just can’t get a break and has a tough time making the right decisions in her life. She constantly gets knocked down but, she jumps right up and gets on with life. Whatever that is going to be. As the story unfolds we get to know Vale, her dad, mom, stepdad, sister and her grandmother and a few others. We meet Emmett. I really like Emmett. He is the neighborhood pharmacist and seems to be what Vale needs. There is so much more going on in this book. There is infidelity, past and possibly present, there is female issues (I can’t tell you which one or ones). In reality, there is so much going on in this book and so much reflection on the past. I couldn’t put it down. This book held me spellbound. 

I’ve given you and idea of the characters in this book and I am struggling to not tell you too much! I want to tell you everything! For every sentence I’ve written in this review, I’ve deleted two. SECRETS! There are a lot of secrets carried around by these characters who are very unique. Maybe they are unique because we learn more than one side to a lot of them. Some of them when pushed into a corner tell the whole story whether you want to hear it or not and probably for the first time. Some of the problems we think are being dealt with are not the problem at all and turn out to be something completely different. I know I’m kind of blind sometimes and read stories as black and white so, some things come as a surprise to me. Then I go back and remember there were clues all along. 

If you love good family drama, a great story and one that feels fresh, then you need to give A Brighter Flame a try. This is the first book by Christine Nolfi that I have read. I loved it and it won’t be my last. She has several books out for those who like to binge on the previously released books. I’m looking forward to her next book and the next!

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SYNOPSIS: She’s always wanted a sense of belonging. The last place she expects to find it is home.

Vale Lightner’s dreams turn to ash when the Pittsburgh bar she owns goes up in flames. Just like the past she escaped, very little seems salvageable. Facing unavoidable change, Vale returns to her hometown of Philadelphia to stay with her grandmother.

She knows that returning also means facing everything she left behind: a mother and stepfather who shunted her into the background from the day they married, and her charmed and favored half sister, Blythe, who has abandoned a perfect marriage and is now at a crossroads of her own. Everyone has their secrets, and this reunited family racked by them is about to reach a crisis point.

For a mother and her two daughters, this reunion is a chance for closure, newfound love, and forgiveness. As each of them reassesses her own memories of the past, only the truth can bring them together—in ways that could last forever. From the bestselling author of The Passing Storm comes a poignant novel about family secrets, healing, and the hope of second chances.

Overdue Wishes by Tammy L Grace ~ 5⭐

Genre: Women’s Romance Fiction ~ Release Date: September 15, 2022

REVIEW: Overdue Wishes by Tammy L. Grace was simply amazing. I can’t tell you how much I love The Wishing Tree Series and this is book number ten. I am hoping with all of the authors involved it goes on for quite a while. I am going to cry when the end of this series comes along.

Speaking of crying, I cried off and on the last fifteen percent or so of this book. Now, I can’t tell you why I cried because that would ruin it for you and I am not about to do that! You get to have those great big tears and that ugly cry just like I did! Let’s just say my heart was full and I was content at the very end of this book.

Overdue Wished is about Norma. She is a long standing citizen of Linden Falls. She lost her husband several years ago and has come to terms with being on her own. She keeps herself in good health and keeps up her fitness by walking every morning. She is pretty involved with the community and if you will remember she was the high school Librarian for many years. She loves to read just like some of us! Many things about Norma hit home for me. Norma thinks of herself as a plain Jane sort of person. That’s me. I don’t dress up unless it is required. I don’t dye my hair anymore and I don’t wear makeup. I lost my husband and was single for many years. So, you see we have a lot in common and I like Norma!

Everytime I read a book from the Wishing Tree Series, I feel like I’m back at home for a little visit. I lived in a town during my high school years and my first marriage that was a lot like Linden Falls. It was bigger but, it had older homes in the downtown area that had been there for years. Wood siding and nothing fancy. We had the old mansions too but, they were few and far between. I knew the owners of many of the businesses and grew up with their kids. Downtown was a couple of blocks long and grew little in the 28 years I lived there. I still call it home. My own Linden Falls.

If you like good clean stories of people older than 40 or so and like to revisit them, then this series might be right up your alley. Tammy L. Grace is for me, one of those authors that I read unconditionally. I only have to hear she is coming out with a new book or series and I’m ready to read it. I don’t have to know what it is about. In fact, I would rather not know and just jump right in. Are you like that? If you haven’t started the Wishing Tree Series yet, what are you waiting for? The first book is free to download. Jump right in and enjoy the fun. Until next time…Happy Reading!

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SYNOPSIS: Wishes in branches tied with string. Someone’s hopes. Another’s dreams.

Norma Braxton, a member of the Winey Widows and a retired high school librarian, is busy working on the All-Class Reunion in Linden Falls, when she comes face-to-face with a man from her past. A man who knows her secret.

She’s determined to pretend he’s mistaken when he recognizes her, fearful that he could divulge what he knows and upend her quiet life. The life she’s carefully constructed and led for the last fifty years.

He’s persistent and doesn’t leave town like she hopes, committed to learn more about the woman he remembers. Norma hasn’t tied a wish on The Wishing Tree for years, but the appearance of the man she once knew, awakens something in her heart and leads her to the beloved tree in the center of town. Her wish is long overdue, but is there any chance of it coming true?

Join Tammy Grace, USA Today Bestselling author, as she brings the latest book in The Wishing Tree series alive, featuring a heart-warming story of love, loss, and the hope of turning lost dreams into second chances.

Orchid Blooming by Carol Van Den Hende ~ 4⭐

Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction ~ Release Date: September 13, 2022

REVIEW: Orchid Blooming by Carol Van Den Hende is a book I won’t soon forget. I want to go back and read her first book Goodbye Orchid but, my schedule says I have other commitments and I must wait. So, keep your eye out for that review. 

Orchid Blooming is actually the prequel to Goodbye Orchid which shows us how Orchid grows and becomes a more whole woman. She lost her parents at age twelve and always blamed herself and has suffered triggers since then.  

We also see how she met Phoenix and how their relationship grew along with each of them. Orchid is twenty seven years old and has fought and worked hard for everything she has. I admire this character. 

I loved the characters in this book. We get to see how they change simply because their paths crossed. Maybe that wasn’t so simple but, it happened and I think they made each other better people. The other characters were just kind of incidental and really just helped move the story along. 

I will tell you, at the end of the book there is a sneak peek at the beginning of Goodbye Orchid. Yup. I read it and my heart stopped! I had to do some exploration to see if I could get more info. I had to know or I couldn’t go to sleep. I had to know or I would have left some other authors without reviews that I promised. I HAD to know even if it meant dropping everything including sleep and reading the book. I HAD TO KNOW! 

This book was awesome. I can’t wait to get back to the prequel. I highly recommend this series. If you loved Jojo Moyes Me Before You series, you’ll love these books. Until next time…Happy Reading.

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SYNOPSIS: A childhood tragedy followed her into adult life. Will she ever claim real happiness again?

Kind and generous, twenty-seven-year-old Orchid Paige will never forget that day. Living as best she can after witnessing her parents’ fatal accident, the beauty industry marketer yearns to win a promotion to China to connect to her mom’s ancestry. But with competition fierce, she despairs she’ll never make the grade… until she meets an encouraging man who makes her feel safe despite her usual distrust.

After Orchid convinces the handsome entrepreneur to let her gain experience at his nonprofit project, she’s determined to keep their relationship professional and ignore their powerful attraction. But when working on his military ad campaign for veterans triggers her own unresolved PTSD, she fears her confident mentor may be too good to be true even if she could trust him with her heart.

Can she conquer her vulnerabilities before she loses her chance at forever?

Orchid Blooming is the captivating first book in the Goodbye, Orchid contemporary fiction series. If you like complex characters overcoming trauma, heart-warming stories, and compassionate connections, then you’ll adore award-winning author Carol Van Den Hende’s emotionally satisfying page-turner.

Miranda Writes by Gail Ward Olmsted ~ 4⭐

Genre: Legal Thriller ~ Release Date: September 8, 2022

Miranda Writes by Gail Olmstead was an enjoyable book. This was my first book by this author and it probably won’t be my last. I’ve looked at her other books and they appear to all be different and not the same genre. That sometimes makes them more interesting. I love an author that can write in more than one genre. I never know what to expect when I pick up one of their books. So, I’m looking forward to reading more from Gail Olmstead.

This book is a legal thriller. I’m thinking if you like John Grishan, you will probably like this book. The story starts out  building toward the court room drama toward the end. I loved how she wrote about the proceedings. The story felt real. It felt like this may have actually happened to someone! If not, the story and happenings were spot on. I didn’t find anything in the book that made me think that it was too far out and would never have happened. You know how some authors can twist a plot to make it come to the correct conclusion and you think to yourself that it was far fetched. This was not the case with Miranda Writes.

I loved that Miranda had a podcast and a blog! She worked her way up in listeneres and followers where she was actually making a living off of her endeavors. Nice gig. The other characters in the book were somewhat decent people.You’ll see what I mean when you read the book. Her dad was tried and true. He was a retired cop and watched out for his daughter. His girlfriend was not totally accepted by Miranda but, they grew to love each other. She has a best friend that runs a daycare and is not always accessable. All in all her character development was pretty interesting. They were well rounded and thought out.

I am not sure this was a true thriller but, it was a nice break from heavier reading. The story was interesting and held my attention. I didn’t have a hard time picking it back up after having to put it down. It was calling to me to find out how everything worked in the end.

If you like legal books and a great story no matter the genre, then this is a book for you. You will find it an enjoyable way to spend a day.

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Wishful Thinking by Kay Bratt ~ 5⭐

Genre: Women’s Domestic Life Fiction ~ Release Date: September 8, 2022

REVIEW: Oh how nice it was to be able to visit the little town of Linden Falls and many of it’s inhabitants! For that alone I would give this book five stars. There are other reasons that it has earned my top rating. Wishful Thinking by Kay Bratt was a book I’ve been looking forward to for a while. I really missed The Wishing Tree Series. 

This book is mainly about Janie Stallard and her new shop Wishful Thinking. In Kay’s last book Wish You Were Here, we learned that Neva is Janie’s Aunt. Janie is going through a divorce and she and her two daughters are helping Neva with the Inn. There is a lot of Wishful Thinking going on in this book. You’ll have to read the book to see if you can identify all of the instances.

We are also introduced to a new character named Coco. She is a news journalist and has worked her way up in the business earning a degree and giving up her social life for her dream job. She is in crisis right now and has come to Linden Falls to get control of her life. You know the the town and the Wishing Tree does work miracles. Do they this time?

Speaking of the Wishing Tree, it is having its own crisis. There are new owners of a building and the property the tree sits on and they plan to take the tree down! How can that happen? The town rallies up support but is having a hard time coming up with the money to save the property and the tree. You’ll want to know how this turns out. Can the series go on without the Wishing Tree?

Janie’s husband comes to town which is a surprise for Janie. He seems to be a real thorn in her side. Their daughters have formed and alliance with him. What kind of troubles is he bringing into her life. Will life be the same for Janie when he gets done with his plan?

I have posed a lot of questions. My whole objective is to revive your interest in the continuation of the wonderful heartfelt series. I love the town and the inhabitants so much and I will be sad when I see the end. There are more to come! Books eight and fourteen are new authors to the series who wanted to be involved. I can’t wait to read their stories!

If you have read any of this series, you just have to continue. If you haven’t read any of it, I encourage you to download the first book for free and then hurry up and get caught up. I love this series and I know you will too. It has all the feels. 

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SYNOPSIS: Wishes in branches tied with string. Someone’s hopes. Another’s dreams.

Janie Stallard is carving out a new life for herself as the newest business owner in Linden Falls, overseeing a small shop called Wishful Thinking. In her spare time, she helps her aunt Neva run the Wishing Tree Inn. Things are moving along and as soon as Janie’s divorce is finalized, she will finally be free to fully embrace all the changes. But is that what her heart truly desires?

Coco Baines is a guest in the Wishing Tree Inn and has only one priority for her stay; she plans to be in town (and in the gym) long enough to return to her job looking like the svelte anchorwoman her boss expects her to be, no matter how unfair she believes the outdated stereotype to be. She has to have that promotion!

When a rampant rumor in town becomes truth that a new business owner has bought the land the Wishing tree sits on and plans to take it down, the whole town is in an uproar. Even with Janie and Coco both working hard to divert the crisis, it will take more than a few wishes to save it. A miracle is what they need.

Join Kay Bratt as she brings the latest book in the Wishing Tree series alive, featuring Janie Stallard, the new owner of the Wishful Thinking shop, and Coco Baines, a woman in crisis. You’ll also see many of the characters from other Wishing Tree books make an appearance in this one!

House of Mirrors by Nola Nash ~ 5⭐

Genre: Historical Fantasy Fiction ~ Release Date: September 6, 2022

REVIEW: Oh my gosh! If you are a fan of Nola Nash, this is one book of hers you don’t want to miss. I think this is the best book she has written to date. It is fun to read with a lot of history of the Civil War battle that took place in Franklin, Tennessee which happens to be right in my neck of the woods. 

The battle was The Five Bloodiest Hours of the Civil War. Upwards of 10,000 men died in those five hours. There were so many of them they were placed in piles. Folks didn’t have the time or anywhere to put them. The men were eventually placed in shallow graves. Can you imagine the work it took to bury that many men by hand? That war was so cruel and inhumane. I can’t get over how awful it was. Nola gives us good background without making it boring to read. She brought out the side of the war we don’t hear about. People’s homes were used as hospitals. So many of them…and the people themselves helped to nurse the men. The homes still stand and some of them have the battle scars to this day. She has given me a renewed interest in my area and I want to explore the homes and the places that were part of the book.

Her Louisiana background comes out in this book once again. As happens to a lot of us who have transplanted to new areas, Nola’s upbringing is a part of who she is heart and soul. The book also revolves around mirrors that are inhabited by souls that were trapped 150 years ago when their bodies died during the battle. The main character Ruby had a Grandmother that was known to talk to spirits. In this book Ruby finds that she has her own special powers. 

The characters were a delightful bunch. When you read this book you will see for yourself. I liked Ruby and how she was pulled and shoved through the whole book to embrace her abilities by her friends and the shopkeepers in town. Not only with the spirits but, her abilities that suit her for other work. I can’t tell you a whole lot because I don’t want to spoil anything for you. I want you to have a fabulous experience with this book just like I did. 

Once again, Nola Nash has brought us a most interesting and unique book. It is one that can’t compare to any other. Pick this one up and see for yourself. Until next time, Happy Reading!

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SYNOPSIS: Sometimes the only ones who see us for who we truly are, are the mirrors.

The small historic town of Franklin, Tennessee, hides a grisly past behind its pristine Hallmark movie façade. While the glories of the town history and its architecture are meticulously preserved, the hauntings left behind by the darker side of that history are kept tucked away in the local ghost tours. When a new couple moves in to the Bennett House, the town is brought face-to-face with the spirits of their past that have been trapped for a century and a half in mirror prisons that now reside on the Bennett House walls. Can Ruby Baxter, local tour guide, historian, and reluctant medium help the lost souls find the homes they belong in and peace with their own pasts so they can finally rest? Or will town prejudices against the spirits hold them hostage? Will the mirrors help Ruby find her purpose and finally see herself as others do?

Woven through the modern quest for helping the souls of the past find their voices and peace, are the Five Bloodiest Hours of the American Civil War – The Battle of Franklin. Mirroring events in the modern tale, the story of humanity, fear, and sacrifice of the soldiers and citizens whose experiences and names were left out of the history books is finally told so that they, too, can be seen for who they truly were.