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Vagabond Wind (Bold Women of the 19th Century Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
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"Take a rarely used theater of the American Civil War, mix in a colorful group of characters and then let Ms. Hughes take you on an adventure with romance and a chance to step into another time and place."--Metropolitan Bookworms
"You experience the Civil War from a totally different perspective. Storytelling at its finest."--St. Paul Bibliophiles
About the Author
Don't miss her page-turning novels for readers who like historical fiction with a hint of romance. All of her books are stand-alone and can be read in any order.
The Bold Women Series of the 18th Century:
Beyond the Cliffs of Kerry Book 1
The Pride of the King Book 2
The Sword of the Banshee Book 3
The Bold Women Series of the 19th Century:
The Grand Masquerade Book 1
Vagabond Wind Book 2The House of Five Fortunes Book 3The Bold Women of the 20th Century:The Looking Glass GoddessInterested in her new books or deals? Go to Amanda's website amandahughesauthor.com
- ASIN : B015NGF8E8
- Publication date : September 19, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 4428 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 345 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1517077842
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #138,888 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Zya, trained up to be a part of the raids, marries one of her uncle’s sons when she is 14 and becomes “bait” to lure the unsuspecting settlers to the gypsies’ trap. Only later does Zya discover that her gypsy uncle murdered her father who was a free black and her family. When she learns this, she leaves to live in the wild for years.
When War Between the States breaks out, Capt. Davis Wyndham comes to Western Virginia where Zya is living in the woods and in trouble with the law (through no fault of her own). Davis gets the charges dropped on the condition she becomes his guide as he travels about the countryside raising a brigade of Confederates to harass the enemy. She agrees and becomes a part of his most unusual band of raiders.
Some wonderful characters will hold you captive as you are plunged into the Civil War and Davis sets his band to interfering with the B&O Railroad. Zya and Davis soon find they are attracted to each other and love takes its course. But there are many obstacles and much they must overcome to be together.
Young Zya rides with a band of gypsies, criss-crossing Tennessee and Virginia in the years leading up to the Civil War, robbing and killing whenever an opportunity presented itself. When one of the clan recounts that the little girl the band adopted so many years ago was actually taken in a similar raid and her family was killed to keep the secret, Zya decides it is time to leave and go her own way.
From here the story only gets better as Zya grows into a mature, young woman. The hardships were many and Ms Hughes paints a vivid picture of what it was like to survive in the back woods country of the time.
Enter Captain Davis Wyndham of the newly formed Wyndham's Rangers in the civil war beginning to divide the loyalties of the southern states. He saves Zya from prison by taking her on as a scout, and now the reader is pulled along through mountains and across valleys, hiding out in remote cabins and venturing into towns dressed as Federal troops. Against this backdrop, strong feelings grow between the two so well written, it is as if the reader is present. All this action is balanced perfectly as the war draws to its conclusion.
Only after a climactic battle, can they pick up the pieces of their own lives, leaving the reader thinking of this intriguing story long after he has put it down.