Campbell Smith, hot-tempered red head, is a self-righteous man who weakens under pressure in attempting to prove himself adequate to frontier life, and adequate provider over and above his wife’s wealth. March, 1812, he is standing at his assigned post, a sentry on the rebuilt walls of Fort Stone. He resents his freezing assignment. After surviving the devastation of the 1811-1812 earthquakes in southeastern Illinois Territory, what else could be so dangerous as to need a watchman? A pre-1812 War strike, that’s what.
Rebecca Smith, his take-charge wife, is developing delusions of self-importance in her take-over of the women’s duties during the strike upon Fort Stone. This attack by outside forces and her own disposition put Rebecca in an un-admirable postion, no only with her husband, but the entire female population of the compound. This includes her best friend. Rebecca’s personality is offset by an incident of comic relief for the task-driven women when she slips and falls.
Rebecca slips into the past in her mind as she faints from overwork, reliving the events prior to March, 1812.
- Perfect Paperback: 333 pages
- Publisher: Brick Hill Publishing; 1st edition (March 15, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0976235617
- ISBN-13: 978-0976235613
- Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
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