As the War for Independence wore on into the 1780s, unrest ruled the Carolinas. Settlers who had cleared the land after the Cherokees withdrew were being mustered for battle as British forces pillaged their hard-won farms. Robert Morgan’s stunning novel tells a story of two people caught in the chaos raging in the wilderness.
After sixteen-year-old Josie Summers murders her abusive stepfather, she runs away from home disguised as a boy. Lost in the woods, she accepts a young preacher’s invitation to assist in his itinerant ministry. Eventually her identity is revealed and affection grows between the two. But when the preacher is kidnapped by British soldiers, Josie disguises herself once again and joins the militia in a desperate attempt to find him.
Brave Enemies is a gripping story of people brought together by chance and torn apart by war—a story of enduring love and of the struggle to build a homeland.
About Robert Morgan
ROBERT MORGAN’s books include Boone, a biography of Daniel Boone, Gap Creek (an Oprah Book Club pick), and the poetry collection Terroir. The recipient of an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he lives in Ithaca,… More about Robert Morgan
Published by Random House Audio Aug 27, 2003| 720 Minutes| ISBN 9781415912577