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War is on the horizon during the spring of 1861. It will be an event that will change the lives of everyone in its path. The Harper family included. Frank Harper is a young man full of dreams and ambitions. Even when the country is split and war breaks out, Frank will do whatever is necessary to see his dreams come true, even when that means putting on a uniform and leavinWar is on the horizon during the spring of 1861. It will be an event that will change the lives of everyone in its path. The Harper family included. Frank Harper is a young man full of dreams and ambitions. Even when the country is split and war breaks out, Frank will do whatever is necessary to see his dreams come true, even when that means putting on a uniform and leaving home.For the first time, Claire Harper is forced to consider the reasons behind such a conflict. Should slavery be abolished? Which side should she be on, and what does God have to say about this? Claire is torn between her own opinions and those of her family. The struggle within her only increases when she repeatedly runs into a kind and handsome Union soldier. She longs to see her brother turn to Christ before it is too late. Desperate to reach her brother with the gospel, Claire pens a series of inspiring letters. Will she be able to handle all the obstacles of war and continue to be a witness to those around her? How long can Claire last when her heart is torn in half and she is burdened for her brother's soul? How long can Frank resist his sister's urgent pleas or the gentle tugging from within? Can a man really outrun a holy God?...

Title : Where Can I Flee
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ISBN : 9781499369502
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Number of Pages : 484 Pages
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Where Can I Flee Reviews

  • Amanda Tero
    2019-04-25 03:58

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! There was a slight self-published feel, but the storyline gripped me and I forgot about any amateur "feel."The civil war has been an era in which I've delighted since childhood (going to Civil War reenactments....yeah....). I though Mrs. Heath did an amazing job bringing the Civil War to life in the pages of her book. She captured the hopes and anticipation of the soldiers at the beginning of the war, then their fears, regrets, and discouragement as time dragged on and still no end of the war. I so, so enjoyed the interaction between different characters. The life of those on the warfront and those at home. It was so well-researched!My interest for every character she dwelt on was sparked. Would Olen turn back to God? And Claire and Frank--would they learn of God? Would Claire's health decline rapidly? What would happen to Frank in the war? It went beyond the Harpers though. Every character Mrs. Heath spent time on drew my interest.I laughed at parts and even came close to tears at others (okay, so I just don't cry much, so "coming close to tears" is saying something).My one little uncertainty was that Mrs. Heath seemed to focus on the presumption that the war was primarily because of slavery. She DID mention the other causes, but I definitely came away with the impression that slavery was the main cause of the war, which I don't personally know is true. But that's just my opinion.I will add one last thing...being past 10:00 at night, I'm having to use extreme self-control not to grab up the second book and start it now! :)Caution to younger readers: being in the Civil War era, there is description of war, injuries, death, and bloodshed. There is also some romance. Though no kissing in this book, several desires to do so, feelings about the opposites are mentioned.Some favorite quotes: “By letting her die, God shows His love?” Frank asked, the sarcasm dripping from his tongue. He leaned lazily on his back, propping his body up only by his elbows.“No, Jesus showed His love by dying in her place.” “Well, we shan't marry them off tonight,” her father replied, showing the gruffness the conversation had produced. “Suppose we sing carols instead?”

  • Joanie Bruce
    2019-05-04 09:16

    Since history is not one of my favorite subjects, this kind of book is not one I usually choose to read. However, I found myself drawn into this story and wanted to find out what happened in the end of the book.What I liked: The plot started out interesting and never became boring. Since the Civil War claimed so many lives, and Claire’s twin, Frank, left home to fight with the southern states, the reader was left agonizing over whether he would be coming home at the end of the book. Even though this was a long book, Ms. Heath kept it appealing by weaving letters into the middle of the story that revealed various facts of war and daily living. The research was impeccable and extensive and the characters grew in personality and strength. I loved insight into how holidays were celebrated in those days as well as insight into the battlefields of the Civil War.What I didn’t like: This book should probably have been edited a little closer since I found several grammatical and spelling mistakes. However, if you love the story and get caught up in the lives of the down-to-earth characters, those minor mistakes don’t seem as prominent. I enjoyed this book because of the development of the characters and their interesting growth in attitude—toward others, toward seemingly impossible tasks they had to endure, toward each other, and toward God. I also read several principles which are good to remember: To keep from being discouraged, don’t look at what still has to be done, but look at what you’ve already done, and how important it is to serve God with your heart instead of just your head.If you love history, especially Civil War history, this book is definitely for you. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a sincere and informative historical fiction.

  • Alicia Ruggieri
    2019-05-02 09:19

    So excited for the sequel!A simple story – a Confederate family goes to war – yet never simplistic, Where Can I Flee? managed to tug at my heartstrings more than once. How? Through its candid, three-dimensional characters – I think of the Harpers as real people at this point! Through its very real portrayal of war as starkly foul and the counterpart of God’s redemption as clearly and solidly beautiful.The author obviously did her research – I loved the little details that she added into the story. I also loved the way that the characters weren’t contemporary people dropped into the Civil War; they possessed opinions and behaviors appropriate to the time in which they lived. The historical note at the end provided fascinating details into the research and production of the book itself. Truly well-done, without being overdone!I’m really looking forward to the sequel for this one!

  • Laura W
    2019-05-02 07:26

    Thank you to the author, A.M. Heath, for gifting me with a copy of Where Can I Flee in exchange for an honest review!This was such a refreshing book to read. I haven't read all that much historical fiction so I'm by no means an expert but I have to say that this book tackled a time period I haven't seen before. Let's take a closer look shall we?First off, the time period. This is totally personal preference but I really like reading about the times back in the 17 and 1800's. All of the chivalry, societal rules and fashion fascinates me. This book had such a nice balance between all of that and the plot. There was very nice world building and I could always picture every scene.Speaking of the plot, every action was so vivid. I could see everything! I also really liked how the plot escalated while still keeping the different plot lines manageable. There's always things going on, but it felt like regular life. There was also enough space between intriguing incidents that kept me reading.The characters were equally vivid. The multiple POV's were such a great choice and they really give you all sides of the story without making it too overwhelming. You get to know the characters so well and feel everything they feel. When one event near the end happens, my reaction was akin to the one I had at the end of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. For slightly different reasons but still.I also want to make sure I acknowledge the work the author put into this book. The amount of research that went into this is incredible and I applaud any author that undertakes a historical fiction novel where they have to incorporate the real with the imagined. It takes a lot (I can't even handle small research papers!) so props to them!One piece of advice: if you aren't really into religion or books that have a significant amount of it, then read this book with a grain of salt. It does mention religion quite a lot (it's a major plot point). Of course, that was a big part of this time period so just be mindful of that.The Final Verdict:A lovely book that has a great balance between world-building and the plot. The characters and scenery are especially vivid and I felt like I was transported back in time!5 starsQuotes:"Once inside the office his whole world would change. And he couldn't wait."“It would be altogether simpler if the rugged man before her wore gray, but instead he would be handsomely attired in Union blue.” "Frank wrinkled his eyebrows. 'Why would you want to write to my sister?'His friend's thoughts were becoming clearer, and Frank didn't like where they were headed. Eddie's smile grew even wider.'Oh, well... I don't know. Just thought that I might.' Then in a quick turn, he broadened his smile even wider and wiggled his eyebrows, 'I'll trade you sisters.'""'Oh, your brother has just got it in his head that he should marry Claire,' Frank answered.""Claire took time to look at his with a shocked expression. 'Babble? I don't babble. I explain. That's what I do. Oh, really, Father, you do tease me so. I never babble. I only like to be thorough in explanation because I believe you deserve it so."'"Frank couldn't bring himself to take his eyes away as Jared eyed the tiny beast. To everyone's surprise, Jared flung the worm down and shouted, 'You didn't mention that he was a hairy varmint! I don't take to the hairy ones very well. Feels like you swallowed a cat's tail.' Whether Jared meant to be funny or not didn't matter. All the men within ear shot roared with laughter.""'Seeing it ain't half as bad as feeling it. You keep remindin' yourself of that, and you'll be just find.'"

  • Deanne Patterson
    2019-05-04 09:20

    Oh my goodness, where to start on this review. I have read many civil war fiction and nonfiction books because I have such an interest in it. For a debut author I was just blown away. Are you sure you haven't been writing for years under another name ? Just kidding. The author definitely has done much research before starting this book and it shows. I could feel Claire's pain as Frank boarded the train to leave after enlisting in the war. A good part of the book took place as letters between Frank the brother and Claire the sister. Claire would would the letters to their father, Olen because he was unable to read. The descriptions in the book just blew me away. I could hear the cries of the men in pain in the barn even before they saw the "butcher". I could feel Claire and Olen's loneliness and worry as they waited for letter from Frank. Lists would come through town listing the wounded and deceased and each family would pray their family members were not on there. Something happens to Frank during the war that sends him into a depression and makes him feel very guilty and questions his belief in God. Claire meets a man fighting for the other side that she takes an interest in but she feels guilty about it the times she sees him about time. The last time she sees him she knows he's also interested in her. He asks her name but she refuses to give it to him and he rides away for good. When Frank is feeling his absolute lowest he starts to pray and invites God into his life again and finds forgiveness within himself. His father sinks to his knees with tears streaming down his face after receiving Franks letter and realizing Frank is safe and has found God. Claire has tears running down her face to realize her prayers have been answered about her brother finding God.I just can't say enough positive about this book. I recommend this book to all lovers of Civil War fiction and I must read the next book in the series asap.

  • Mary Ann
    2019-05-11 02:58

    What a good book! I can tell the author did quite a bit of research in order to make the reader feel as if they were right there with the characters. Her attention to detail impressed me many times. Set during the Civil War, there's a little bit of everything here- history, mystery, romance, bromance, suspense, love, war, heartbreak and comedy with a thread of God's incredible love woven in from beginning to end. This book can be read as is- as a light read or you can take time to consider the characters and their situations on a deeper level. Either way you will end the book thinking about some of the same things the characters did because interspersed among their personal stories, they deal with the same questions we ask today- does God really care about me? Can I trust Him? What if I don't want to? Why do bad things happen to good people? What is God's will for me? One of my favorite quotes from this book is ..."the longer you seek joy apart from Jesus, the longer you will go without it. "Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

  • Marilyn
    2019-05-11 05:16

    Where Can I Fee is one of the best Civil War era books I have ever read. A.M. Heath research and writing is remarkable and it’s hard to believe this was her debut novel. The research Heath has done for her Ancient Words Series shines through. Olen Harper and his twins, Claire and Frank, are three dimensional characters that came to life from the start. Frank leaves home to fight for his country and rights. Claire’s life has been fragile but she’s determined to assist her father on their farm with Frank gone besides of caring for their home. Claire and Frank exchanged letters throughout this incredible realistic story. The Harper family struggles that are written in the letters are genuine. The letters are filled with accounts of the farm, community and friends to Frank, while his letters are filled with the struggles of serving his country. The vivid description of farm life, community events, relationships, battles, injuries, losses and needs brought tears and heartbreak as I was reading. (Grab the tissues) Claire was not a Christian at the start, but as the story progresses we see Claire turning to God for salvation with Olen turning back to God. Olen recalled how his deceased wife had loved God, but the pain from losing her had caused him to turn away. Claire’s burden for Frank’s salvation and soul is evident through her letters to her twin, which were filled with scriptures and encouragement. The goodwill of others to look out for one another provided a beautiful picture of hope. The true to life characters are filled with persistence, determination, hope, times of romance, and faith. I felt like I was in the moment with each scene and conversation page after page. The underlying message of salvation is presented in a gentle and truly heartfelt way by the author among her loved characters. I’m so thankful I discovered A. M. Heath’s writing. I’m glad I have the sequels in her Ancient Words Series, In the Shadow of Thy Wings and Out of the Ashes, to read without having to wait to see what happens with these astonishing characters.

  • Sharon Paavola
    2019-05-01 06:10

    This intriguing and moving book begins in 1861 in the South. Claire Harper and her twin brother, Frank are facing the reality of life on a small farm with their father and the conflict between the Union and the south over the slavery issue. Frank is fascinated with joining the troops to beat the Union in their tracks. His enthusiasm is not shared with Claire who adamantly opposes his decision. As he leaves Claire steps up to help her dad with the farm chores but with her delicate health the risk is high. Claire's faith is tested by hard work, letters home from Frank, and the losses that come from a country at war within itself. Her hopes of finding love, her deep desire for Frank to make a choice about his eternal life, and her heart to stand beside her friends create a story that keeps you up reading late at night. The reality of this war comes through clearer than history books as A. M. Heath depicts the day to day lives of those involved. I thoroughly recommend reading Where Can I Flee and I believe you will be waiting like I am for the next book in the series.I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

  • Krista Noorman
    2019-05-17 09:23

    At the heart of this Civil War story is faith - newfound faith, return and repentance, and a refusal to believe in God at all.A.M. Heath spent countless hours researching the Civil War era for this book and it really showed, from the bloody battles to the conditions the soldiers faced and back to the families those men/boys left behind. She covered it all in such a way that I felt and understood both perspectives. The story shifted back and forth between war and home with the exchange of letters between Claire Harper and her twin brother, Frank.I enjoyed the historical setting and, with the descriptions of clothing and locations, I could envision it all perfectly. The relationship between brother and sister was so sweet, even though they are apart for the majority of the book. The letters conveyed their relationship so well - the light-hearted joking, the banter of a brother and sister, but also the serious topics, their love for each other and their father, and Claire's concern for Frank's safety and for his soul.What a lovely story this was. I highly recommend it!

  • Kimberly Williams
    2019-04-26 10:14

    Where Can I Flee is full of everything a good story needs. The characters are true to the historical setting, the atmosphere draws you into the Civil War era, you experience what families in that time period lived out. The struggle that Claire and Franks father had when he had to bury his wife, the struggle of a son going to war, the internal struggle with salvation, and the tension that all of these things can bring into a family. I love how A.M. Heath used this story to present the gospel of Christ Jesus. A.M. Heath's writing is classic and timeless. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to read a wholesome book. **I received an ARC from the author in exchange for a review. I was not required to give a favorable review.

  • Karen Hadley
    2019-05-22 03:24

    I have just finished the first book in this series "From Where Can I Flee". I enjoyed this book, It has a different perspective from one soldier that I don't remembering reading in any other Civil War Fiction Book. The author weaves God's graciousness all through the pages. I was holding my breath when I finished the last chapter, relieved and looking forward to the next book in this series to read more about these characters and what God does in their lives. Hard times are still ahead of them and I eagerly wait to see how they face those challenges.Blessings,KarenI received this book in exchange for my honest review!http://karenhadley.blogspot.com/2015/...

  • Tiffany Reed
    2019-05-10 09:24

    This is a great book from a new upcoming Christian author. Rates right up there with Kingsbury and Oke. Left me wanting more and can't wait until the next book comes out.

  • Becky Dempsey
    2019-05-04 10:17

    The story is partially told through the letters that Frank and Claire send to each other. Though it was different than other books I've read, it was an interesting and fitting way to tell this story. Claire's letters are often filled with her concern for her brother's spiritual life and therefore, the gospel is woven throughout the book heavily."Where Can I Flee" is the first book in the Ancient Words Series and the story carries over into the next book. This is not really a romance story and you do not see the "love interest" until more than half way through the book and there is not a "Happily Ever After" by the end of the book.Being someone who does Civil War Reenactments and a "Northerner", it was interesting to see the Civil War from the Southern point of view.I liked the characters and felt for Claire with the heartache and confusion that she faced. I found the book to be well written and researched with a few exceptions. There is mention of Claire using a leather belt to hold up Frank's pants when she helped her father. Belts used to hold pants up were not used until the 1920's. They would have used suspenders during the Civil War. Also, one of the female characters had her hair "twisted high in its bun". The women wore their hair parted down the middle and anchored at the nape of their neck, not in a high bun. "Jingle Bells" was published in 1857 and was written for Thanksgiving. I am not sure if they would have been singing it as a Christmas song by 1861 or not. The final historical issue that jumped out at me was the fact that the characters "laughed out loud". This does not sound like something an 1860's person would say or think, but is a modern term. If I wasn't into Civil War reenacting, I would probably not have noticed these issues except for the "laugh out loud" one, though. I liked the part at the end of the book where the author gives some of the information she found while researching for the book.I look forward to reading the other books in the series and finding out what happens with the people I met in "Where Can I Flee".I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I did not receive any other compensation and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Mandy Paulson
    2019-05-05 03:20

    When I first decided to read this book I wasn't quite sure that I would like it. I have never really read anything from this time peroid except for text book material! However, I was invested in this novel and the wonderful characters with in almost instantly. From the opening to the ending I was truly hooked. My jaw even droped when I realized that I had just read the last sectance of the book! The characters are amazingly developed. Claire and Frank Harper now seem like real people to me. I felt the emotions that they felt. I laughed with them, I cried with them. Yes, I really cried and I am not ashamed of it! I felt their desperation, grief and anger when they felt it. To me when a story can do that, it is a wonderfully written book. I am particularly fond of the fact that the author, A.M. Heath was able to weave Gods Word and his grace and mercy throughout the whole of the story. You find yourself hoping and even praying that each and every character will come to truly know God. This book has hooked me and I wait now in great anticipation for the next book in the series because I must know what it to become of these precious people! The author really did her research and she even includes her notes on it at the back of the book which I found really interesting. If you are not sure if you like novels set in the civil war era or whether or not you might like a christian novel you should still give this book a try. Once you do I am sure that you will fall in love with these characters and their plight and you will want to see just how God will bring them all through. I recieved a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

  • Debbie
    2019-05-22 08:56

    :"Where Can I Flee" by A. M. Heath is a ,for lack of not knowing a better word to write, fantastic book. It is filled with all the emotions that this reader wants in a book! It has bitterness and love and fear and forgiveness and acceptance! This story is about a brother and sister who are separated by war. Claire is devastaed when her brother Frank joins the Confederate army. She is worried about his life but worries most about his soul. Clare's letters to Frank are written so well by the author's words that I felt like I was really reading letters that was written while the war was raging on! I actually felt their struggles and heartaches. I think the reason I like reading this story is because the facts are true and even though battle is described, the details aren't gory ( well a little to get the idea) and such but the reader can feel the pain and sorrow the soldiers and Claire faced!There is even a new love interest in this story for Claire, but we have to wait for book 2 to see if it goes anywhere.Yes this is Christian Fiction, but I recommend it to anyone that likes Historical Fiction, and yes I am going to say I believe this story would make a great movie. Fans of "Gone With The Wind" would love " Where Could I Flee". It is not a remake of "Gone With the Wind" at all just the same time period in history."Where Could I Flee" by A.M.Heath is definitely a five story book. I only have one complaint, I really didn't want this book to end, I cannot wait till the next book in the series is out!I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own..

  • Dana Kamstra
    2019-05-25 05:21

    Where Can I Flee is a novel that captures the everyday of the Civil War. So many times, when we look at the wars the battles become a focal point. A.M. Heath does a wonderful job portraying what life was like day to day for the women their husbands, sons, and brothers left behind as they moved to war, along with the everyday that the soldiers faced.Told from multiple perspectives and through letters, the reader embarks on a journey of faith with the Harper family. Claire is an extremely likable character. It was easy to laugh with her and have your heart break alongside hers. Her brother, Frank, is admirable. He is passionate about the confederacy and stands behind his convictions. Through the letters back and forth between Claire and Frank the reader shares in the journey of faith that the characters embark on in the novel.While the novel shines in capturing history and well-developed characters, the aspect of faith shines even brighter. The message of salvation is a focal point of the novel. It is woven into the characters and in the plot of the story. Claire's witness to her brother feels authentic and captures the type of conversations that many people may have had while trying to share the love of Christ.I truly enjoyed this novel. It was filled with everything I love in a book: Wonderful characters, a picture of history, a message for my heart and soul, all wrapped up in a well-written story.**I received a free copy of this book from author in exchange for my honest review**

  • Anita Pitts
    2019-05-10 10:11

    Where Can I Flee is the story of a girl caught up in the middle of the Civil War. As you can imagine, the turmoil surrounding her during this time proves to provide her with a series of life changing events. Claire Harper has come to terms with the fact that her brother is now a soldier in the Confederate Army. The life she had grown accustomed to living is now drastically different. We all know that the Civil War resulted in divisions between states, but this war also caused divisions between families and friends. Knowing the danger that constantly surrounds him, Claire desperately wants to see her brother, Frank Harper, come to a saving knowledge of Christ. A.M. Heath does a fabulous job of weaving the gospel message into her story of family and love and loss. You find yourself urging Claire on, to witness to her brother before it's too late. The introduction of a handsome Union soldier only adds to the suspense. I can't wait for the follow up to this novel. Where Can I Flee pulls you into a troublesome time in our nation's history and leaves you wanting more.I received an ARC from the author in exchange for a review. I was not required to give a favorable review.

  • deb
    2019-04-28 01:58

    There is something special about a story when it leaves you pondering about your choices in life or the choices that you will make in the future. After reading Where Can I Flee, I wonder if I'm living out the Savior's purpose/call for my life. Claire, Frank, Olen had no relationship with the Lover of their souls, until something major impacted all their lives and they knew they couldn't survive without Him. These characters made this story brilliant, you will get to see a love of a sister for her brother, the love of a father for his children, the love of a man fighting for what he thinks is right for his country and the love of a Savior for his lost sheep. It entertains, but most of all it shows the beauty of trusting in God and living out His purpose for your life. Claire was the most amazing of all the characters, her prayers, her letters and her conversations with God will blow you away. Her struggle and willingness to change has you in just as much turmoil as she was in, but you will be rooting for her to stretch outside of comfort zone. THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST HISTORICAL I HAVE READ IN A LONGTIME. I highly recommend it.

  • Deana Dick
    2019-05-15 08:18

    Both of the books in this captivating series is filled with hope, love and struggle. I enjoyed getting to know Claire and her twin brother Frank in the first book , Where Can I Flee? Claire has a deep love for God and prays daily that her dad and brother will find their relationship with Him again. The story sweeps across an era that has long since been a favorite of mine to read about. The Civil War was hard for the troops as they were supplied with little provisions. As Claire and her brother correspond by letter while he is in the Confederate Army, you can feel the desperation that Claire feels for her brother's safety. There is much detail in the history of this war and the author has done a tremendous job of relaying those in a very detailed way. I couldn't put this series down as the author was able to transport me back to that time period with the exquisite words that held my full attention . What happens when someone sympathizes with the other side? Will they become a traitor? Is their live in danger?I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit for an honest review

  • Robbie
    2019-05-22 06:20

    Where Can I Flee is the debut novel by A. M. Heath and is a richly comprehensive novel of life during the Civil War. The research needed to write the story must have been mind-boggling. However, Heath was able to convincingly convey a tale full of the pain, struggles and suffering experienced by everyone during the war.Claire and Frank Harper, twins, have been best friends their entire lives. When the War Between the States begins, Frank, wanting to preserve the Southern way of life (to include slavery), enlists, leaving Claire bereft.We learn of the horrors, deficiencies and hardships the soldiers endure through letters exchanged between Claire and Frank, letters so well written you feel as if you’re in the midst of the battles yourself. Even though there are horrific scenes, the faith and love of God are portrayed throughout and give a compelling look at redemption and forgiveness.Anyone who reads and enjoys books set during the Civil War is sure to appreciate and savor the richness and detail of Where Can I Flee and would surely want to read and own a copy.

  • Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
    2019-05-06 10:09

    MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOKWhere Can I FleeThis is my first book by this author, and I thoroughly enjoyed Where Can I Flee! Claire Harper is struggling with her brother fighting in the war because she doesn’t want to loose him. After going to church and hearing the gospel, Claire gives her life to the Lord, and her concern for her brother is even more severe because she knows he is not a Christian. A. M. Heath does a fabulous job of giving the gospel of Jesus to her readers through the lives of these wonderful characters. The characters are believable and the more I read the story the more I felt like they were real friends.The setting being during the Civil War, it was difficult to read a lot of the scenes because of the sadness of the tragic events. But through it all, the characters and families were brought closer together with each other and with the Lord. This is truly a book that you do not want to miss, especially if you are a fan of books written during the Civil War!

  • Angela Cormier redmond sabbe
    2019-05-06 09:59

    I should start out by saying that Where Can I Flee, wouldn't normally be a book I would choose for myself. I typically have a difficult time getting into "period" of historical novels. That said, I LOVE THIS BOOK!! The authors style of writing and delivery of the story really grabbed me and pulled me right in! Where Can I Flee is a civil war era story about a family that has experienced their fair share of hardship. When Frank Harper joins the Confederate Army, his sister Claire is heartbroken that she no longer has her brother by her side. In attempt to fill that void, she attends church with her friend, in hopes of developing friendships, what she develops is something more, something unexpected, a relationship with The Lord. Without revealing too much, this book is filled with action, touching letters, development of romance, and biblical truths. I loved the way the characters developed throughout the story. I feel invested in these characters, and can't wait for more!I received an ARC from the author in exchange for a review. I was not required to give a favorable review.

  • Kimberly Bowie
    2019-05-19 02:03

    I'm an avid reader of this time period and I loved this book! A.M. Heath's Where Can I Flee is a wonderfully written story set during the Civil War. This story follows the Harper family and their struggles with life, family, loss, and faith during this difficult time period. This story doesnt' just gloss over, it gives a real picture of the war and a family's real struggles. This story primarily focuses on Claire Harper and her twin brother, Frank. You can really feel Claire's struggle to lead her brother to know Jesus, a task that is complicated by the physical distance between them. Can Claire, with her newfound faith, lead her brother to know the love of Jesus as she has come to know? Well, you'll have to read to find out for yourself. This book has plenty of twists and turns and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. I can't wait for the next book in this series!**I received an ARC from the author in exchange for a review. I was not required to give a favorable review.**

  • Pamela
    2019-05-16 06:25

    "Where Can I Flee" by A.M. Heath is awesome!! She brought the Civil War to life and how it changed so many people's lives. Frank and Claire were twin brother and sister raised by a father who gave up on God when their mother died. Frank goes to war without knowing Jesus and Claire learns to believe and excepts Jesus in her heart. A.M. Heath spreads the word of God's love through Claire's letters to her brother. This book is so well written I felt as if I were standing on the battle field or with the families and the struggles they faced. Where Can I Flee has everything in it you'd want in a Christian Fiction book.Favorite quote from one of Claire's letters" "Please, Dear Brother, do more with that Bible of yours besides carry it for luck, It will bring no such luck, but if opened, it will bring you life." I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

  • Jennifer Osufsen
    2019-04-28 03:21

    If you want a book that delves into the human side of war, "Where Can I Flee" doesn't disappoint. The author is very creative in her approach, telling parts of the story through letters to and from home. A good majority of what we know of the Civil War comes from letters of soldiers and their families; Heath brings history to life in a similar manner.The twins, Claire and Frank, undergo incredible character changes. Claire finds strength in her faith that she didn't possess before. Frank matures as the gleam of adventure wanes. Both siblings cling to family, and eventually The Father, to see them through the hard years of war.Heath does a fantastic job of breathing life and humanity into a war machine. I liked it very much. My only regret is not reading it faster!

  • Rachel Swander
    2019-05-17 08:03

    As an avid reader, I was very pleased with this book. The author's intimate knowledge of the setting and diligent research of actual events is apparent. The characters are believable and endearing. The historicity of this story provides a solid foundation. There is just enough romance for sentimental readers, enough facts for history buffs, and the truth of the gospel shines through every chapter.This is a book you will enjoy and want to share with your mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and grandmother!**I received an ARC from the author in exchange for a review. I was not required to give a favorable review.

  • Tina
    2019-05-20 09:26

    Where Can I Flee was such an amazing story of loyalty, love, loss and redemption set during the Civil War. It is centered around the close relationship of siblings, Claire and Frank. Frank is in the Confederate Army fighting, not only what the North is trying to take away from them, but also belief in the Lord. Claire struggles with an attraction to a man who is her brother's enemy, as well as of those she loves and cares about. There are several "sub stories" within this story and I will look forward to seeing how it all plays out. A.M. Heath, in her research, has woven an abundance of historical facts in the "must read" novel.

  • Brenda
    2019-05-14 05:09

    A Civil War Story. A family is torn apart by the War. It lets us see the family as they deal with separation of a loving family member. Forgiving ourselves is sometimes a hard thing to do. But the author shows us that it's so much better to forgive ourselves and give our life to God and let Him help us through whatever our problems might be. A little romance and a little growing up for some of the characters. Can't wait to see how it's all played out & if Frank makes it home alive in the next book!I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

  • Emily
    2019-05-12 04:05

    Where Can I Flee is a gripping story about one of the most important events in American history: the Civil War. A.M. Heath captures the truth behind what it was really like to live in the midst of war with characters mostly anyone can relate to. I laughed and I cried. The presentation of the Gospel was stirring and immensely thought provoking. Claire Harper was inspiring and I felt as if Frank Harper was my own brother as I read. I highly recommend Where Can I Flee. I received an ARC from the author in exchange for a review. I was not required to give a favorable review.

  • Kathy Anderson
    2019-04-30 04:24

    A.M. Heath' s meticulous detailed research is evident throughout from her description of life in the Confederate camps to her description of the hardships faced by the families left behind. I was caught up in the struggles Claire and Frank Harper ( brother and sister twins ) faced when Frank enlists to fight in the Civil War. I also enjoyed reading about the diversions each one found to entertain and brighten their day. If you like Christian historical fiction, I hope you will place this book on your to be read list. *I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*