I hope that readers will enjoy this story and learn a little about the Battle of Franklin during the Civil War
Longwood, FL (Vocus) June 30, 2010
Within the pages of author Amanda Fleming’s action-packed new Xulon Press book, Billy’s Battle ($10.99, paperback, 978-1-60957-128-3), is the story of Billy, a young boy during the Civil War who has to choose between right and wrong, good and bad, and life and death. Together, he and his cousin, Stephen, experience what it’s like to be involved with the war firsthand, but is it as glorious as it seems? As Billy struggles with his southern heritage, his character will be defined by the choices he makes.
“I hope that readers will enjoy this story and learn a little about the Battle of Franklin during the Civil War,” the author says. “I also hope that it sparks interest in learning more about the Civil War because we can always learn from things of the past.”
Fleming, a self-described history buff, says that although the book is largely fiction, it is based on true events and is historically accurate. “It is about a boy struggling to make his own decisions about the world around him instead of just blindly following what he has always heard to be true,” she explains. It is her hope that her story will resonate with both thrill-seekers and those seeking a deeper message.
Amanda Fleming holds a bachelor’s degree in special education and a master’s degree in education. She currently resides outside of St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband and their three children.
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 7,300 titles published to date. Retailers may order Billy’s Battle through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. Billy’s Battle is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.