Reconstructing Jackson: Prairie Romance

Reconstructing Jackson: Prairie Romance

Crippled Confederate officer begins a new life and rescues a young woman from her violent family.
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. . . The courage Bush exhibits in creating a book that approaches these subjects without bias, offers such compelling characters as Reed, Belle and Beulah, combined with her obvious love and gift for storytelling make Reconstructing Jackson a remarkable and highly recommended piece of literature.
Erin Davies


1867 . . . Southern lawyer and Civil War veteran, Reed Jackson, returns to his family's plantation in a wheelchair. His father deems him unfit, and deeds the Jackson holdings, including his intended bride, to a younger brother. Angry and bitter, Reed moves west to Fenton, Missouri, home to a cousin with a successful business, intending to start over.

Belle Richards, a dirt poor farm girl aching to learn how to read, cleans, cooks and holds together her family's meager property. A violent brother and a drunken father plot to marry her off, and gain a new horse in the bargain. But Belle's got other plans, and risks her life to reach them.

Reed is captivated by Belle from their first meeting, but wheelchair bound, is unable to protect her from violence. Bleak times will challenge Reed and Belle's courage and dreams as they forge a new beginning from the ashes of war and ignorance.

Release date: February 21, 2014

Publisher: Holly Bush Books

Print pages: 299

Content advisory: Some violence. Dialogue language typical of historical period

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Reconstructing Jackson: Prairie Romance
Holly Bush
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May 31, 2017
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