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Abby is the young, recently widowed wife of a Northern Civil War surgeon, who encounters many wealthy and unscrupulous men as she mourns the death of her husband. Her adopted son, Michael, falls in love with a former slave, Manda. They want to escape to a place where the social climate is different, away from prying eyes that judge and condemn.
Michael and Manda travel by railroad from New York to California, where Manda would be recognized as Michael’s common law wife. They hope to begin a new life and start a vineyard.
But fate deals them a different hand when Manda is abducted, first by Mormons, then soldiers, and later by a Chinese group in San Francisco involved in enslaving young women and sending them as concubines to Asia. Abby, Michael, and an older former slave, Betty, band together to bring Manda back. Each will have to make a sacrifice and each will be forever changed by a series of events that takes them places they never expected.
Keywords:- Destiny Obscure, American Civil War Novel, Best Civil War Books , Civil War Novel. Civil War Atrocities, Mid 19th Century Medicine, Emancipation, Women’s Suffragette Movement. Best Civil War Novel.
Genres:- Fiction, War & Military, Historical.