"Author Tom Schneider transports readers to the violent and inspiring crucible of America in 'The Storm 1776,' capturing the patriotic vigor and sacrifice of the country's tentative first steps. Told through the humble eyes of a traumatized young boy and his sister trying desperately to find their father, the writing is both heartfelt and historically vivid. Exploring themes of revenge, duty, familial bonds, and persistence in the face of tragedy, 'The Storm 1776' is a gripping escape that echoes with authenticity."
Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★½
Christmas night, 1776. General Washington is losing the Revolutionary War. In a desperate attempt to turn the corner, he plans to cross the Delaware River and lead a surprise attack on Hessian forces in Trenton, New Jersey in the midst of a winter storm. Amongst Washington's troops is 14-year-old Nathan Smith, whose mother has just been murdered by a group of Hessian soldiers. While trying to care for his younger sister and track down his father, Nathan's manhood will be tested and transformed during his special war mission. In this epic tale of battle, tragedy, and independence, Nathan and his fellow Americans fight for freedom despite all the odds being stacked against them.