A 200-Mile Journey, a Trial, and a Shipwreck Test the Limits of Love and Faith in the Post-Revolutionary War South
It's May 1783 in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina
Your daughter’s been taken. Those unimaginable words begin Lilyan and Nicholas Xanthakos’ desperate trek to rescue their kidnapped daughter and her Cherokee aunt from slavers. The couple journeys two hundred miles through the Carolina wilderness, fighting outlaws, hunger, sleeplessness and despair.
Separated from her husband, she digs deep to re-ignite the courage and faith that helped her survive the war.
Determined to free his wife at any cost, Nicholas finds himself forced back into a life of violence he thought he’d left behind.
After the trauma of the trial, the couple follows a rumor that Laurel may be aboard a freighter bound for Baltimore and secure passage on a departing schooner.
Will the couple’s love and their beliefs buoy them as they struggle to find each other and their missing child?
Laurel explores the faith that sustains hope in times of desperate struggle.
Praise for Laurel: 5 Stars on AmazonCraft is brilliant in her marriage of both fact and fiction, as she weaves a story that captures your attention from first page to last. Ms. Craft has a gift with her pen, creating words that are both breathtaking and beautiful. ~ Elaine Marie Cooper, Author of Fields of the Fatherless and Bethany's Calendar
In Laurel, Susan F. Craft weaves a tale of enduring familial love, sacrifice, and adventure that kept me reading late into the night. The stakes are high when a tiny child is kidnapped, but there’s no peril Lilyan and Nicholas Xanthakos won’t face to see their daughter restored. Readers of Craft’s The Chamomile and new readers alike will enjoy this exciting sequel set in the Carolinas during the first years after the Revolutionary War, a setting Craft brings to vivid life. ~ Lori Benton, Author of Burning Sky, a 2014 Triple Christy Award Winner
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