Bicker and the Soolivans
Bicker and the Soolivans by Jenna Hestekin is a mesmerizing historical romance set against the backdrop of the American Civil War and a story that is brimming with family drama while featuring strong historical hints. During the war, Andy Soolivan is convalescent in the hospital with Bicker, his friend, when he receives news that his uncles have been killed. Andy’s father sends a letter asking Andy to come home as he can’t bear losing more people in the family. When the family starts coming together, they are joined by Bicker, who has lost one arm and who instantly arrests the admiration of Penelope —the oldest daughter in the family. With Penelope already engaged to someone who is out fighting in the war and from whom she hasn’t had word for weeks, can the two allow what they feel for each other to blossom and bloom into love?
The brilliant rendition of the Civil War experience, the explosive family drama, and the realistic characters are amongst the elements that establish the strength of this novel. A real winner for fans of historical romance with a vivid setting during the American Civil War. - The Book Commentary
I was honored to have this novel make the 2018 Shortlist for
Chanticleer International Book Awards' Laramie Awards!
The Laramie Awards cover the category of historical fiction
with sub-categories including Pioneer, Western, Civil War,
Adventure/Caper, Romance, and more.
This novel has received a 5-Star review from Chanticleer Book Reviews
as well as a 5-Star review from the Book Commentary.
You can find Bicker and the Soolivans available for sale in my Shop.
Set in the year 1869, this is the story of Zeke Siegel, an American Civil War veteran who has struggled with amnesia for several years. He finds himself entangled in a world of confusion and danger as he comes home to his wife, who has been told he was killed in the war. She has begun to move on with her life after years of mourning him. A new man, Fate, who is a bounty hunter of war deserters, has come into her life. Learning of Zeke’s unclear and inconsistent past, he begins to suspect him of deserting the war, something even Zeke can’t be sure is true or not. Suspicion gives way to vengeance as Fate grows more and more determined to destroy Zeke for the crime he may have committed. In a struggle for answers, for understanding, and for life itself, Zeke is faced with a fate he cannot forget….
This novel earned a spot on the Short List in the 2015 Chanticleer International Book Reviews' Laramie Awards!
You can buy yourself a copy in my Shop.