Author of Oh, Say Can You See? the fourth book in the Free Men and Dreamers Series, L.C.Lewis is an excellent author who wears her passion for the United States of America on her sleeve, in her heart, and penned in her incredible works. Her novels are thoroughly researched and give the reader a true sense of what life must have been like at the beginning of our great nation, as she masterfully weaves her characters in with historical people and events. Laurie describes her works: Dark Sky at Dawn, book one of Free Men and Dreamers, introduces the troubled characters--American, British and slave--whose lives are caught up in this complex period. Europe was in tumult over Napoleon, and America was a hotbed of social and political divisiveness. Nearly bankrupt, the American military was under-manned and under-funded, requiring citizen-soldiers to leave their plows and hearths to fight. They marched off, filled with bravado and ballyhoo, but the British threat soon humbled them, nearly breaking their spirit. Twilight's Last Gleaming, book two of the series, carries our characters into the early days of the war, highlighting the sacrifice and courage of the women as well as the men. In Dawn's Early Light, the British war machine heads for Washington, terrorizing families along the Patuxent and Potomac rivers, leaving the citizenry and their leaders fearful that their government, their Constitution, and their very way of life is endangered. Volume four, Oh, Say Can You See? details the poignant events surrounding the Battle of Baltimore, the writing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” story and the end of the war. Volume five, “In God Is Our Trust” will carry us beyond the war, illustrating the America molded by the War of 1812. We are anticipating a summer 2011 release. The Free Men and Dreamers series should be one everyone's reading list, not only for enjoyable reading, but for an awakening of gratitude for our founding father's and their profound contributions to our nation. I highly recommend this thought-provoking series as a supplement to American History classes nation-wide.
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