The Reckoning: Saga of a Civil War Blockade Runner

The Reckoning: Saga of a Civil War Blockade Runner Review

War Weighs Heavily on Ed Canfield's Heart, But With His Loved Ones In Danger, He Runs the Blockade Only to Discover His Deadliest Foes Lurk On Land

Part war story, part love story, and rich in historical details, this character-driven novel views the Civil War through the eyes of a man battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Ed Canfield is a character who will resonate with today's readers, especially anyone familiar with the heartache of PTSD. Canfield cannot forget the blood he shed as a young soldier in the Mexican-American War. He embodies the conflicted feelings of many southerners, who opposed the war, slavery and the draft.

Fearing his son will be drafted, Ed fends off the Home Guard. But a Yankee gunboat forces Ed to fight and Jesse to grow up fast. They run the Union blockade in a daring attempt to rescue Ed's lover, Maureen, held captive in the Everglades. The Canfields plunge ahead into the fight of their lives—one that will test Ed Canfield's "soldier's heart" to the core.

The Reckoning captures the grim reality of daily life during the war, the horror of a conflict that turned neighbors into foes and the invincible power of love.

The informative narrative exposes the toll taken by deadly diseases and the perils posed by renegade soldiers. Fast-paced and based on an actual battle, it will appeal to fans of historical romance, Civil War buffs, young adults, and those touched by PTSD. It has an upbeat ending and a thought-provoking discussion guide.

Title:The Reckoning: Saga of a Civil War Blockade Runner
Edition Language:English

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    The Reckoning: Saga of a Civil War Blockade Runner Reviews

  • Anna Erishkigal

    Civil war history ... all packaged up in a delightfully readable novel If you are looking for a romance or a pretty story, this book will please you well enough. The storytelling is realistic and all ...

  • Jeff Dawson

    Excellent Civil War NovelThis is a well crafted story surrounding a one Ed Canfield and his family. The time frame is the early years of the Civil War. Despite the local youth running to the “Call t...

  • Amanda

    Wow, this was an incredibly well - researched book worth a lot of unique information about the Civil War. It was not quite my style, though, and I struggled to get into it and finish it. Glad I did, j...

  • Angie Lisle

    Action-packed plot that is reminiscent of Wild West tales, set on Florida's Gulf Coast still haunted by pirates during the American Civil War. The main character, Ed Canfield, is a veteran of the Mexi...

  • KarenLana

    I am fairly new to historical fiction and have never read anything related to the Civil War era before and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story itself drew me in from the start and the action-pac...

  • Lenora Rogers

    I really love this book. If you love stories about the civil war , then this is the book to read. The character of Ed Canfield shows us what war does to the mind and spirit even after the war is over....

  • Linda

    This took me a while to read since it is on Kindle PC and it is a desk top computer that I cannot take anywhere with me. This was worth reading. Kept my interest and could hardly wait to get time to r...

  • Stovar

    A perspective of the civil war that was different from the norm...well written, educational and entertaining....