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Soldier's Heart - A Civil War Novel by [Michele McKnight Baker]

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Baker's storytelling conjures up a land long past; yet it's driven by a subtext still pulsing in our culture today. Every sentence is delicious. Don't let Soldier's Heart be overlooked in your reading this year. Michele Baker is a gift to modern literature.~ Patricia HickmanAuthor of Tiny Dancer and Fallen Angels
Soldier's Heart is a beautiful telling of both anguish and tenderness during the Civil War. ~Lt. Colonel Allen Satterlee, Editor in Chief and National Literary Secretary, The Salvation Army National Headquarters

Inspired by a true story,
Soldier's Heart is reminiscent of Faulkner's The Unvanquished. Descriptions of daily life are brilliant. Skirmishes and battles are just miles away, while readers witness the economic, religious and social consequences for the two families who represent two very different worlds. ~ Betty J. L. Curtis, Women's Army Corps Veterans Association
Soldier's Heart took me back to my boyhood. It reminded me of the challenges of race and relationships even in my adulthood. Michele Baker's novel will grab you and hold on until its end. It will change you, maybe move you to action. ~ Michael Newsome, Business and Community Leader
Soldier's Heart, the close relationship between Junior Thompson, a black child, and Webbie Henderson, a white child, set a wonderful example of a friendship from which we can all learn tolerance and understanding. ~ Miriam Hammels, Educator

About the Author

Michele McKnight Baker is an author, speaker, and Director of Advancement for The Salvation Army, York, PA. She holds a PhD in anthropology research and organizational studies. She is a former journalist with her own marketing and strategic planning consultancy. She won awards in the Salvation Army's national writers' contest in both non-fiction and fiction, an excerpt from Soldier's Heart garnering the fiction prize. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B015YM4YMS
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Heritage Beacon Fiction (November 17, 2015)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 17, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1153 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 270 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 135 ratings

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Michele McKnight Baker is a commercially published author (Sandpaper Sisters, Faithwalk Publishing, 2005) with endorsements by Alma (Mrs. Colin) Powell, Tony Campolo (best-selling author on social justice issues), and Mary Pipher (author of Raising Ophelia). Pipher described Sandpaper Sisters as “a beautifully written book which tells an important story of addiction, recovery and spiritual healing. It is inspirational.”

Michele holds a PhD in anthropology research and organizational studies. She is a former journalist with her own marketing and strategic planning consultancy, and makes frequent media and speaking appearances. She has served as adjunct faculty for York College of PA and Messiah College. Currently she serves as Director of Advancement for The Salvation Army, York, PA.

A word from the author:

Whether for non-fiction or fiction readers, my writing is about giving voice to real and compelling stories, and to characters that haunt me until I have no choice but to listen, and scribe.

I'm married to Frank, who has probably taken me to more Orioles and Giants baseball games than any other bi-coastal fan of teams that wear orange and black. We are the parents of Andrew and Dan. When they were very young, I taught them how to play chess and they promptly beat me. I also read to them C.S. Lewis' entire Narnia series at bedtime. As they learned to read we took turns reading to each other. Now Frank, Andrew, Dan and his wife Annie are my go-to readers of early drafts for feedback and encouragement.

Speaking of readers, a published book continues to evolve and becomes your story in a deep sense. After all, the writer has had her turn. Now you, the reader, bring new life and insights to the story.

Wishing you joy on the journey,


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