Out of the Whirlwind (#05 in Appomattox Saga Series)
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BURCKE ROCKLIN, Clay's irresponsible brother, returns home with one goal: to marry an heiress. He fixes his sights on Belinda King, a spoiled but beautiful young heiress who leads him on a merry chase. But Burke's plans are waylaid by the Second Battle of Manassas, where he is critically wounded. In a coma, stripped of his possessions by scavengers, he is mistakenly transported to the Union army hospital. When he finally comes out of his coma, he does not know who he is. And so he is placed in Ward K-the ward for "hopeless cases."There he encounters Grace Swenson, a devout Quaker who has come to Washington to help nurse the wounded soldiers. Grace's constant care and support draw Burke from his depression, and soon they begin to fall in love.What neither one knows is that the future holds terrible trials for them both-including betrayal, a court-martial for treason, and the threat of death!
When amnesia patient Burke Rocklin falls in love with a Union nurse, neither is aware that he is a Confederate. Can she verify his story to prevent him from being court-martialed?
Gilbert Morris is one of todays best-known Christian novelists, specialising in historical fiction. His best-selling works include Edge of Honor (winner of a Christy Award in 2001), Jacobs Way, the House of Winslow series, the Appomattox series, and The Wakefield Saga. He lives in Gulf Shores, Alabama, with his wife, Johnnie. - Publisher.