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"The Soolivan family is split apart by the Civil War, but when the ugly side of fate intervenes, a silver lining appears to bring a broken family back together again. While Andy Soolivan is convalescing in the hospital with his new friend, Bicker, he receives news that his uncles have all been killed. In a letter explaining the details, August Soolivan urges his son Andy to come home. The family has suffered enough.


As the Soolivan family comes back together, a one-armed Bicker arrives like a lost pup looking for a home. He is welcomed into a family that values togetherness above all else. Penelope, the oldest daughter, catches his eye. The only problem is Penelope. She’s hiding the fact that she is engaged to her beau, who is still fighting in the war. She agonizes, though, because he hasn’t written in weeks. But she isn’t the only daughter in the family with secrets to keep. Will fate allow the Soolivan family to find peace when the war has taken so much from them, and will the emerging feelings between Penelope and Bicker be allowed to flourish? Fate and family are at the heart of Bicker and the Soolivans, and everyone from the casual reader to the critic will feel their heart warmed throughout this authentic feel-good story.


Bicker and the Soolivans will sweep you off your feet, make you forget about the current state of world affairs, and fall in love with the antics of a midwestern family in Civil War-era America.


A feel-good romance set in the turmoil of the Civil War. Recommended.” – Chanticleer Reviews


This novel earned a Semi-Finalist spot in the 2018 Chanticleer International Book Awards' Laramie Awards.


Received a 5 Star rating from Chanticleer Book Reviews!


This is a paperback novel.  It is a prequel to Zeke's Fate.  Though both books stand alone, and you will be able to follow them individually, you will see some familiar characters in both.


Zeke's Fate is also available in my shop.

Bicker and the Soolivans, A Novel

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