This free short story prequel by bestselling author Mary
Ellis provides an early glimpse into the life of Quaker
Emily Harrison. Laced with humor and a sweet love story,
this bonus material also contains the first chapter of
Emily’s continuing journey in The Quaker and the Rebel, Book
1 of the Civil War Heroines series.
Summer 1861—Emily Harrison is finding life a bit
overwhelming. Alone on her family’s farm, she must take on
the roles of both housekeeper and farmer. She cares for the
garden, makes plans for planting the fields, and milks the
cows, all the while creating havoc in the home her mother
used to keep immaculate. That is in addition to providing a
safe house as part of the Underground Railroad.
In the midst of this whirlpool of swirling tasks, she is
getting ready to greet very important dinner guests—the love
of her life and her pastor and his wife. Will Matthew
finally propose? What news does Reverend Ames bring that
turns Emily’s world upside down? How does the new war
between the North and South impact her life? And…will the
goose be cooked in time?