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Howard Hill: The Creighton Family Saga-Book Two
Howard Hill: The Creighton Family Saga-Book Two
Howard Hill: The Creighton Family Saga-Book Two
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Howard Hill: The Creighton Family Saga-Book Two

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The exhausted Union cavalry company under the command of Col. Philip Creighton arrives at Howard Hill plantation where they find five frightened women living alone. Philip informs Caroline Howard, the widowed mistress of the plantation, that they are confiscating her home for a few days of rest. But those few days stretch into the nearly- ten month siege of Petersburg, Virginia. Watching Caroline cope with the stress of constant bombardments of the nearby city, the endless numbers of Union wounded arriving daily, and a mother-in-law who is slowly going mad, Philip feels compelled to provide her with sorely-needed food and necessities, as well as seeing to her safety from his own men.

Shortly thereafter, he is seriously wounded, nearly fulfilling his wish to die in battle. Through Carolines care, he learns to trust again and at last finds all hes been seeking in life. After recovering his health, Philip again sees action where he suffers a severe concussion that leaves him temporarily blind. This blindness forces him to acknowledge at last his feelings for Caroline Howard.

His war experiences transform Philip from bitter disillusionment to a completely different perspective of his future, including some painful truths about his family. At the wars end, ill and grief-stricken, he struggles to overcome the demons of his past and must learn to deal with the loss of all that is precious to him.

But what should he do about his scandalous secret?

Release dateJun 23, 2008
Howard Hill: The Creighton Family Saga-Book Two

Betty Larosa Larosa

     Betty Larosa has always loved history and has always loved to read. When she was in high school, she concealed Gone with the Wind inside her textbook so she could read it during class. “No wonder I had trouble passing geometry,” Larosa says. Being married, working, and raising two sons filled the greater part of her young life, then West Virginia’s statehood centennial celebration in 1963 sparked an interest in the Civil War. It was then she became intrigued by that era. Living in the state that was born out of that conflict made travel convenient to do research at the battle sites mentioned in her four-part series.      Since the publication of Creighton’s Crossroads, the first book in her four-part family saga, Larosa says she is enjoying brisk sales, and has received many queries from readers about when the second book Howard Hill will be available.     Larosa and her husband live in Bridgeport, West Virginia, where they pursue their interests, and are busy promoting her books.

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