1777 - Danbury on Fire!
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Joe Hamilton is thirteen. He's getting too old to lie to and too old to toy with. But who is lying? His grandfather wants to jail his father for not supporting the Patriots. His father calls the grandfather a war criminal. Truth lies somewhere -- or is war just adult theater, as Joe suspects? After all, no battles have ever touched the Colony of Connecticut.
Joe's father despises a revolution that could destroy the prosperous America that his family built. Now that extended family wants war.
Left on his own amid British generals and red-coated troopers, Joe just wants to see the parade as King George's army pays a Danbury a visit. Are the British invaders a danger?
They're all nice to Joe...maybe too nice...especially one. Better listen sharp or someone might die!
About the Author
Millicent Haight Bell Hughes grew up knowing she had relatives in the Colonial Wars.
All details had disappeared from family lore, although the long generations in her family mean that her own father was born in the century before last.
A deep desire for detail and connection produced 1777 - Danbury on Fire!
Let's Talk History
Contact me at Millicent_Hughes@ yahoo.com
Available for personal appearances to chat about genealogy, historical fiction or self-publishing.
Would love to do school visits.
I'm happy to travel!