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FORTITUDE by Carrie Dalby – Author Page
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Genre – Historical Teen / YA, Southern Gothic coming-of-age
Page Count – 204 pages
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Publishing Company – Bienvenue Press https://bienvenuepress.com/
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28384619-fortitude
It was in April 1898 when I, Claire O’Farrell, made a decision that ultimately changed my life forever.
I had never been one to follow society’s “rules”. My oldest friend was a Creole at a time when that simply wasn’t done. Then, I made an even bolder decision by serving as a nurse for the Buffalo Soldiers during the Spanish-American War. By doing so, it was evident to all that I held little regard for the Jim Crow laws.
My choice of working in that camp hospital put me in immediate danger, but after I gave my heart to one of the soldiers there, I found myself caught in the racial violence besieging the area.
When the consequences of my past decisions followed me home, I had no choice but to cling to my faith and pray that I find the path I was meant to travel.
~ AMAZON ~
While experiencing the typical adventures of growing up, Carrie Dalby called several places in California home, but she’s lived on the Alabama Gulf Coast since 1996. Serving two terms as president of Mobile Writers’ Guild and five years as the Mobile area Local Liaison for SCBWI are two of the writing-related volunteer positions she’s held. When Carrie isn’t reading, writing, browsing bookstores/libraries, or homeschooling, she can often be found knitting or attending concerts.
Carrie’s two young adult novels are FORTITUDE (listed as a “Best Books for Kids” by Grateful American Foundation) and CORRODED. Her current project is a historical Southern Gothic family saga series for adults, The Possession Chronicles. The first book, PERILOUS CONFESSIONS, released in January 2019 by Bienvenue Press.