Lars D. H. Hedbor's first novel, The Prize, introduced his readers to his rich and moving storytelling style, as well as his ability to give them a visceral sense of the time and place in which the events of the novel took place.
Now, with his triumphant return to the era of the American Revolution, Hedbor turns to the experience of the Quakers, with a close-up view of the aftermath of Lexington and Concord on the family of a blacksmith in the town of Trenton, New Jersey.
Through wrenching loss and incredible personal change, Robert Harris guides his family through the daily hazards of war, while struggling to find clear guidance from his inner voice on navigating the twin threats of a potential loss of religious freedom under renewed British rule and the violation of his most deeply-held beliefs in non-violence, should he join the resistance.
“Superb! For those who love to experience the human ‘story’ within ‘history,’ I give this book a hearty thumbs-up!”
- Michelle Isenhoff, Author
The Color of Freedom