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The American Patriot Series
Book 6, Refiner's Fire
Will the promise their hearts cling to finally find its joyful fulfillment, or will war’s refining fire separate them forever?
With Americas’ fierce fight for independence hanging in the balance, Elizabeth Howard and Jonathan Carleton are driven thousands of miles and a vast ocean apart. While the Continental Army endures a desperate winter at Valley Forge, le comte de Caledonne secretly sweeps Elizabeth away to France out of the reach of British assassins. Meanwhile General Jonathan Carleton, the Shawnee war chief White Eagle, returns to his people as General George Washington’s emissary, doubting that he will ever return to the white world. But as the war between America and Britain shifts into the fragile republic’s heartland at Monmouth Court House, sinister schemes draw Jonathan and Elizabeth into their own separate maelstroms. Can they survive the refining fire of war to find each other again?
From the flames of war exploding across land and sea to the dangerous intrigues of the French court and the Shawnee’s bitter resistance to the Long Knives, Refiner’s Fire continues the breathtaking saga of America’s founding in a gripping story of heartbreak, redemption, and the unyielding constancy of love.
“Refiner's Fire is not simply a story but an experience. Within its pages are all the upheaval, suspense, heartache, and romance that make the American Patriot Series unforgettable. The author’s breadth and scope of our founding history is truly remarkable and each finely tuned character seems lifted from the actual historical record. Extraordinary!” —Laura Frantz, Christy-award winning author of The Lacemaker
“I've been a fan of this series from the beginning. . . . Refiner’s Fire, is no exception. The scope of Revolutionary War era history in this book alone is sweeping, from Europe to the Colonies to the Native nations. If you are a fan of Rev War novels, 18th century history, or gripping good storytelling, start at the beginning with Daughter of Liberty. You have a lot of great reading in store and memorable characters to meet.” —Lori Benton, author of The King’s Mercy
“Painstaking attention to research and detail, vivid setting, peeks into some of the most obscure corners of an otherwise familiar history, all overlaid with a grand, sweeping love story that will break your heart before it takes your breath away . . . this book (and series!) has it all. If you’re a fan of historical fiction and romance and haven’t yet discovered this author, don’t wait another minute to do so!” —Shannon McNear, 2014 RITA® finalist and author of The Cumberland Bride,
#5 of Daughters of the Mayflower
Refiner's Fire is an absolutely thrilling read! J. M. Hochstetler once again takes readers deep into the turbulent days of the American Revolution, bringing to life the battles, the spies, and the intrigue that belong solely to our forefathers and their struggle for our burgeoning country. Hochstetler's rich description, strong and unique characters, and impeccable attention to historical detail leaves readers wonderfully satisfied yet longing for more. Fans of historical fiction will adore this newest installment in the American Patriot Series. --Michelle Shocklee, Author of The Widow of Rose Hill
“J. M. Hochstetler’s in-depth research and masterful writing combine for] an exceptional novel, filled with history, intrigue, and romance. . . . From every vantage point—the Native Americans, to the British, to the Colonial Americans—the complexity of the political and cultural ramifications brings a greater depth of understanding to the bigger picture than you will find in most historical novels. A series well worth mentally devouring.” —Elaine Marie Cooper, author of Love's Kindling
Forge of Freedom Release Update
Book 7 of the American Patriot Series, Forge of Freedom, was originally projected to publish in 2021. But a serious infection I contracted in fall 2019 made it impossible to do any writing, and I've had to push the pub date back to October 2022. The good news is that I'm finally hard at work to ensure that this last installment of the series is just as thrilling, romantic, inspiring, and historically accurate as the previous volumes. Thank you for your patience!
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Wind of the Spirit
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Valley of the Shadow
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