"...exciting and breathtaking...a triumph of courage and womanhood." —Readers' Favorite
In 1778, war is men's business. That doesn't stop Anna Stone from getting involved in the fight.
As the wife of a preacher-turned-soldier, a healer, and mother of three, Anna knows her place in this world. She tends to things at home while her husband and brothers fight for liberty. But when her loved ones face starvation at Valley Forge, she refuses to sit idly by.
Armed with life-sustaining supplies, Anna strikes out alone on horseback over 200 miles of rough and dangerous terrain. Despite perilous setbacks along the way, sheer determination carries her toward her destination. When she learns of a plot to overthrow General Washington, her mission becomes more important than ever. With the fate of the American Revolution in her hands and one of the conspirators hot on her trail, Anna races to deliver a message of warning to Valley Forge before it's too late.
Based on events in the life of the author's sixth-great-grandmother.
The Historical Fiction Company Book of the Year Contest, Honorable Mention
"...vivid and authentic detail...Lawson makes all the trials of the American Revolution come alive."—Jodi Daynard, author of The Midwife's Revolt
"This novel is a grand and rollicking revolutionary adventure undertaken by a young mother and brave American patriot."—Historical Novel Society, Editor's Choice Selection
"Ms. Lawson takes us back in time, but also connects the reader and history by showing the same kinds of conflicts affecting people then and today...a remarkably compelling read." —The Historical Fiction Company
Tracy Lawson's passion for storytelling led her first into the world of dance and educational theater. She now has three nonfiction books and six novels to her credit, and in her latest, Answering Liberty's Call, she blends extensive genealogical and historical research into a page-turning thriller. A Cincinnati native, Tracy splits her time between homes in Ohio and Texas. She and her husband have one grown daughter.