Coming-of-age tale depicts survival in time of Civil War

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JD Liddle announces release of ‘Shattered Hand’

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Enthralling and evocative, this tale presents a historical depiction of the Civil War and its battles highlighted by unique, interesting characters and their own experiences of survival.

JD Liddle marks his debut in the publishing scene with a new novel featuring “Shattered Hand: Sarah’s Secret War” (published by LifeRich Publishing). Enthralling and evocative, this tale presents a historical depiction of the Civil War and its battles highlighted by unique, interesting characters and their own experiences of survival.

Sarah Clarke is a young woman who matures and lives through many challenging and perilous experiences during the Civil War. She is loyal to her Southern heritage but at the same time conflicted by her father’s feelings about slavery. “Shattered Hand” charts her poignant journey to understand not only his perspective but the lives and values of people she grows to love and admire.

“I wanted to write a book about the Civil War that contained a good story with believable characters. I also wanted to include some value about moral judgments and the way people are able to rise above tragedy and move forward with hope,” Liddle shares. “Sarah’s coming-of-age during America’s struggle for survival is a mirror of most young people struggling with the beliefs of their parents and their own emerging identity. Her resolutions reflect her changing values learned from lessons of tragic and difficult experience.”

A snippet from “Shattered Hand” reads:
Sarah said “Mattie, I must confess I do not like slavery and when I buy you it will be so I can free you.”

Now Mattie had an opportunity to speak for the first time about the bargain which had taken place earlier and said, “I resent the fact that you or anyone can buy and sell me. I don’t understand why anyone would think I can be owned. If you buy me it will be the third time it has happened and I promise I will be just as angry and upset as the first time.”

“I am sorry Mattie you and I don’t understand each other but I thought what I did,” Sarah hesitated, “I thought it would be helpful.”

“Shattered Hand”
By JD Liddle
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 194 pages | ISBN 9781489708175
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 194 pages | ISBN 9781489708182
E-Book | 194 pages | ISBN 9781489708168
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
JD Liddle has had a lifelong love of history, especially American history, from the Revolutionary War period to mid-20th century. This fascination has led to the interest in writing historical fiction that is based in real circumstances. He presently resides in St. George with his wife Karin.

LifeRich Publishing, the strategic publishing partnership of Reader’s Digest and Author Solutions, LLC, was created to provide all writers a platform for sharing their stories, recipes, advice and more. LifeRich authors will benefit from a wealth of editorial design, marketing and education resources, specially created by Reader’s Digest editors for the enrichment of these LifeSmart individuals. Books can be published in print, ebook or audio formats, with additional distribution to up to 25 million Reader’s Digest customers through its online properties. Follow @LifeRichPub on Twitter or “Like” us at facebook.com/LifeRichPublishing for the latest updates.

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