A Georgia girl’s life is upended by war in this historical novel: “The action moves swiftly, and there are enough twists and turns to keep readers hooked.” —School Library Journal
Leigh Ann Conners often finds herself in trouble. But she loves her two older brothers, who are raising her since her mother left, and would do anything to make them proud. When the Yankees arrive in Roswell, Georgia, Leigh Ann places a French flag upon the family’s mill. She hopes the Yankees will then spare the mill from destruction, but her actions have disastrous results.
Sent north with the women and children who worked in the mill—all branded traitors for making fabric for Confederate uniforms—Leigh Ann, disguised as a boy, embarks on a journey that requires her to find her own inner strength. Only then will she be able to rise above the war raging around her . . .