Gone for a Soldier

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As many as one thousand woman may have disguised themselves as men and fought on both sides of the American Civil War. Some fought for love, some for money and others out of patriotic fervor. Lucy Tessier just wants to escape the hangman's noose.The recent deaths of her father and brother have left Lucy alone in the world and vulnerable. Attacked by a neighbor, Lucy fights back--with a knife. A year has passed since the first woman in Minnesota was hanged and Lucy has no plans of being the second. Desperate, she cuts off her hair, dresses in her dead brother's clothing and enlists in the First Minnesota Regiment as Private Rob Edwards. Enjoying the respect and freedom given to her as a man, but denied her as a woman, Lucy stays inside the ranks. Her plans to desert change when she realizes she's in love with one of her fellow soldiers, but he likes another girl, and she's infatuated with Rob Edwards. To complicate matters further, the physician who saved the life of Lucy's attacker is the regiment's new surgeon. He's guessed Lucy's secret, but for reasons of his own, is keeping the knowledge to himself. As Lucy travels with the regiment, battling almost to the gates of Richmond, she's tested mentally, physically, and emotionally, and realizes that friendship, and love, are always worth the fight.Gone for a Soldier is the story of a real Civil War regiment and a fictional girl.Revised Edition

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Expired Deals Gone for a Soldier As many as one thousand woman may have disguised themselves as men and fought on both sides of the American Civil War. Some fought for love, some for money and others out of patriotic fervor. Lucy Tessier just wants to escape the hangman's noose.The recent deaths of her father and brother have left Lucy alone in the world and vulnerable. Attacked by a neighbor, Lucy fights back--with a knife. A year has passed since the first woman in Minnesota was hanged and Lucy has no plans of being the second. Desperate, she cuts off her hair, dresses in her dead brother's clothing and enlists in the First Minnesota Regiment as Private Rob Edwards. Enjoying the respect and freedom given to her as a man, but denied her as a woman, Lucy stays inside the ranks. Her plans to desert change when she realizes she's in love with one of her fellow soldiers, but he likes another girl, and she's infatuated with Rob Edwards. To complicate matters further, the physician who saved the life of Lucy's attacker is the regiment's new surgeon. He's guessed Lucy's secret, but for reasons of his own, is keeping the knowledge to himself. As Lucy travels with the regiment, battling almost to the gates of Richmond, she's tested mentally, physically, and emotionally, and realizes that friendship, and love, are always worth the fight.Gone for a Soldier is the story of a real Civil War regiment and a fictional girl.Revised Edition https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51hRtGpU6QL._SL160_.jpg
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