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Sword of the Wild Rose

Sword of the Wild Rose

by Ruth Carmichael Ellinger


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When his young wife is brutally murdered in a senseless raid, Derick Davidson, son of a Scottish chieftain, seeks revenge. Suspected by the English authorities, he flees Scotland, arriving in Boston at the onset of the American Revolution. He meets the colourful frontiersman, Daniel Morgan who talks of war and freedom. But another war rages inside Derick's heart, a deadly conflict that challenges the very core of his political and spiritual beliefs. He follows one burning desire—to be free.

Morgan takes Derick to Virginia where he meets the winsome and beautiful Kearan Mackenzies. He teaches her to sword fight and Kearan learns the secrets of his troubled past. He learns of another freedom—a liberty greater than any king or country has to offer.

At the Battle of Point Pleasant, Wyandot Indians capture Derick and his uncle, a Longhunter, and former soldier of the Black Watch. Escape seems impossible and death inevitable. During this terrible impasse, the Longhunter points Derick to another weapon—a two-edged sword that slashes to the very thoughts of his heart.

Filled with danger, intrigue, and suspense, Sword of the Wild Rose explores the meaning of freedom, friendship, and prevailing love. We follow one man's spiritual journey from the depths of heartbreak and revenge to the liberating experience of divine forgiveness and the joy of unforeseen love.

"Sword of the Wild Rose tugs at your heartstrings and keeps you on the edge of your seat. This is a story as fresh and relevant as today's headlines. Ellinger explores the meaning of liberty, courage, honor, and patriotism while weaving a mosaic of history that is colorful, complex, and constantly riveting. With amazing attention to detail, the author creates a fascinating array of characters who are compelling, passionate, richly crafted and as memorable as your first love." — CAROLE GIFT PAGE, award-winning author of 48 books, including Becoming a Woman of Passion, The House on Honeysuckle Lane, and Hawaiian Dreams, 8/2010

"In her latest historical novel, Sword of the Wild Rose, Ruth Carmichael Ellinger not only tells an endearing story, but also accurately portrays the character and spirit of Daniel Morgan, a real life revolutionary war general in America's War of Independence. Masterful?credible?delightful?" — GEORGE R. SCHEMBER is a distinguished Virginia historian, President of the Winchester Frederick County Historical Society, and holds an MA in history, University of Tennessee

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ISBN-13: 9781935507154
Publisher: Emerald House Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/21/2010
Pages: 403
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Award-winning author, RUTH CARMICHAEL ELLINGER, was born and raised in the beautiful Ohio Valley, setting for the Wildrose inspirational series. Ellinger is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Fairfield County OH, Clan Davidson, and Clan Carmichael, USA. The author lives in FL with her husband, a pastor. They have four grown children.

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