The daughter of homesteaders, Hannah longs for adventure.
Hannah craves excitement, but all local adventures dried up long ago, when her parents unpacked their wagon on the Michigan frontier. Then war breaks out and her father and brother leave to fight the Confederacy. Hannah is left at home chafing under the boredom of never-ending chores—until unscrupulous speculators set their sights on the unmanned farm. The one place she longs to leave suddenly becomes the one place she’ll risk everything to save.
A powerful story abounding in rich imagery and beautifully turned phrases, Blood of Pioneers also contains an abundance of accurate American Civil War-era context, including
-the politics behind the national conflict
-the struggles of unmanned farms
-army camp conditions
-the effects of the Emancipation Proclamation
-common ailments of the day
-and some major Civil War battles