LOVE THINE ENEMY
The tropics of colonial Florida are far removed from America’s Revolution. Still, Rachel Folger’s loyalties remain with Boston’s patriots. Handsome plantation owner Frederick Moberly’s faithfulness to the Crown is as certain as his admiration for Rachel — but for the sake of harmony, he’ll keep his sympathies hidden. After all, the war is too far distant to truly touch them … isn’t it? A betrayal of Rachel’s trust divides the pair, leaving Frederick to question the true meaning of faith in God and in country. Inspired by Rachel to see life, liberty, and love through His eyes, Frederick must harness his faith and courage to claim the woman he loves before war tears them apart.
About the Author:
Louise M. Gouge has been married to David Gouge for 44 years. They have four grown children and six grandchildren. Louise earned her BA in English/Creative Writing at the University of Central Florida in Orlando and her Master of Liberal Studies degree at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She is the award-winning author of eight books. Louise is also an adjunct professor of English and Humanities at Valencia Community College in Kissimmee, Florida. Her favorite Bible verse is “He shall choose our inheritance for us” (Psalm 47:4), a testimony to her belief that God has chosen a path for each believer. To seek that path and to trust His wisdom is to find the greatest happiness in life.
A Note from Louise:
I love to research and write stories that take place long ago. Of course, the primary purpose of historical fiction is to entertain the reader, to transport her away from the everyday world into an exciting, imaginary setting where beautiful, virtuous ladies wear flowing gowns and the men are noble, brave, and strong. But well-researched historical fiction can also subtly educate the reader about places and times with which she is not familiar. Finally, inspirational historical fiction can enlighten the reader by setting characters in tumultuous times, showing how God has been the strength of our forefathers and foremothers, and revealing hidden corners of history and the courage of those who overcame adversity through the power of Jesus Christ.