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Beside Turning Water

Beside Turning Water

by Dory Codington


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The third book in the Edge of Empire Series, Beside Turning Water begins at the Battle of Bunker Hill, June 1775, and continues through the last year of siege and occupation in Boston, and the Army's move to New York the following year. The story centers in Newton, then considered Boston's countryside, at the Wheel and Hammer, a tavern built at the bend of the river, where the young widow, Nina Bigelow is the proprietor and brewer. Nina is content with her life, and resists change, those over which she has control, and those changes that are happening in the world around her. Those changes are inescapable, no matter her choice, and Nina learns to forgive the past and embrace the future.
Among the soldiers who have discovered the fresh grass, good food and fine ale at the Wheel and Hammer, is Alex Peele, recently wounded at Bunker Hill and now useful as a courier and spy for George Washington. Alex has no time for romance, or even friendship, and he especially has no interest in interfering in the life of the young brewer, but he cannot help feeling responsible for her, and sets out to show her how wonderful she is. In spite of his best intentions, his concern turns into something much deeper. Just as the war shift south from Boston to New York, Alex comes to accept his own limitations and desires.
Set in the time of the American Revolution, historian and novelist, Dory Codington weaves together fiction and history to create romance in the nation's past. Because: in a world turned upside down, the only thing right - may be love.

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ISBN-13: 9780692329146
Publisher: Dory's Historicals
Publication date: 03/21/2015
Pages: 378
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Dory Codington is a student and teacher of history and sometime guide on Boston's historical Freedom Trail. Her primary interests lie in using historical references and her imagination to understand the daily lives of those who lived during significant periods in history. Dory currently lives in Massachusetts with a husband, a daughter, a son and a tortoise.

Edge of Empire books take place during America's Colonial, Provincial, and Revolutionary Periods. World Turned Upside Down, is how many people in America and Britain felt about the outcome of the American Revolution. Lord Cornwallis's troops stacked their muskets while the band played a song by this name at the surrender at Yorktown.

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