The Rebel by Tess Thompson (ePUB)
She watches helplessly as the man she loves leaves to fight with the Allies overseas. He promises her he will return to her alive and well. Will he be able to keep his promise, or will he be yet another lost soldier in a war against tyranny?
After four years at a university, Delphia Barnes returns home to Emerson Pass as America prepares to join the war. Determined to resist a conventional life of marriage and children, she fights her attraction to her old pal Jack Depaul. However, her heart won’t listen to reason and falls in love anyway.
Jack Depaul is the proud second generation of horse breeders in Emerson Pass. With no desire to do anything else with his life, he happily works alongside his father and brother on their farm. His old friend, Delphia Barnes, is the last one he’d thought he’d miss. Yet, she quickly becomes a passion that burns brighter than his love of horses. How can he leave her when they’ve found each other at last? But when America joins the war overseas, he feels he has no choice but to enlist and leave her behind
Will Jack survive the war? If so, will Delphia recognize the man who returns? Can family and community sustain them during troubled times?