A Tale. My Wounded Soldier, Book One: Fight for Glory

It’s a story about a man’s reluctant return to the fields of home after the Civil War.

Vintage photo of beautiful landscape with morning meadow. Sunrise over morning meadow in Poland

Men mustering out drifted across the country, some headed home, some were unable to settle.

One morning Tom worked the field when the neighbor boy came running. Trouble. Tom made haste to the neighbor’s farm and two dead bodies…a scarecrow man…she shot him–that woman Addie Varn. And her husband…killed. And she is ready to foal and there is only Tom and the big blue sky.

Sepia of father supporting the fist of sleeping baby.

And love comes into his hands.

The widow calls her Janey.

And so he’s going west…he can’t stay. He’ll help out for now.

But soon enough…duty calls….

Close up of the hands and torso of an authentic working cowboy in the American West riding to work in sunset light (sepia/brown tint).

The Glory Trail….

One more ride.

But it is hard to leave her…he walks those first ten miles. And then that horse that comes out of nowhere….

Silhouette of a grazing horse against sunrise through fog, an antique textured abstract image in muted sepia tone

Maybe it’s a sign…he’ll get back to her.

Addie Varn….

Close up of corset, sepia tone image ** Note: Slight graininess, best at smaller sizes

Oh, Addie Varn.


BOOK 1-a


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