- Publisher: Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.
2019 Historical Novel of the Year
What happens when you do everything right, but life turns out all wrong? Erin Miles and Peter Kichline have made critical decisions impacting not only themselves but their families and community. They were careful. Deliberate. And still the outcome isn’t favorable. Revolution has come to Northampton County, igniting patriots with the publication of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense. Others are aflame with indignation—breaking away from Great Britain is sheer madness! Moravians and Mennonites want to avoid armed conflict at all costs. Peter is accused of dragging his heels and accepting a bribe to put the brakes on the patriots, tarnishing his sterling reputation. A far less experienced officer is chosen to command Northampton County’s Flying Camp. Will Peter recapture his standing in time, or will the untested novice lead the men to battle? Will he be home for the birth of his next child? Erin has always loved teaching, so why does she feel so out of sorts? And why does one student disdain her so much he turns to threats? Her ailing parents can’t be in the same room together, and her preteen son develops an aversion for school and a fondness for cell phones. Her new church and DAR chapter aren’t what she’s used to, and she has a misunderstanding with the man she thought just might figure into her future. Easton at the Crossroads is book three in the much-loved Easton Series about two people, two hundred years apart, joined by blood ties, parallel experiences, and a winsome town beckoning “come home.”