Daughter of Twin Oaks by Lauraine Snelling
(A Secret Refuge Book #1)

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Will the Wounded Soldier She Rescues From Certain Death be Able to Break Down the Walls of Bitterness That Surround Her Heart?

Seeking to fulfill the promise she made to her dying father, eighteen-year-old Jesselynn Highwood determines to take her little brother and the family's remaining Thoroughbreds from Twin Oaks plantation in Kentucky to her uncle's farm in Missouri, where they will be safe for the remainder of the Civil War.

Jesselynn is also fleeing a cruel man in Confederate uniform who has pledged to take revenge against her for refusing his hand in marriage. No longer safe at Twin Oaks, she embarks on a perilous journey, taking on the momentous responsibility for the lives and welfare of all who go with her.

They ride at night and hide during the day, dodging both Confederate and Union troops along the way. Encountering hunger, sickness, and the devastation of war, they finally arrive in Missouri only to discover that the situation there puts them in even greater danger. Discouraged, disillusioned, and facing a severe testing of her faith, Jesselynn will stop at nothing to save her family, the horses, and whatever remains of Twin Oaks.

About Lauraine Snelling

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Lauraine Snelling began her career in writing in 1982 with Tragedy on the Toutle. She won two awards: the Silver Angel award for An Untamed Land and the Romance Writers of American Golden Heart for Song of Laughter. Lauraine is married and has 3 children. She currently resides in Tehachapi, CA. Kathleen Wright was "Mrs. Write" to her Christian homeschoolers, ages 10 to 17, whom she taught for many years. When she's not dreaming up adventures for her characters, she's riding bikes with her husband, playing pickle ball, and trying to convince her rescued Border Collie that Mom knows best.
Published April 1, 2000 by Bethany House Publishers. 292 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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