Doris Durbin’s New Novel Follows Unexpected Love Story

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Set in post-Civil War Georgia, ‘The Captain Takes A Wife’ bursts with action, adventure, love and God.

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“The book is a love story about a man who tries to see the world through God’s eyes and live accordingly, and a woman who has the courage to marry him,” Durbin explains.

Doris Durbin’s new historical fiction, “The Captain Takes a Wife: The Captain Chronicles, 1875” (published by CrossBooks) follows the adventures of Sarah Franklin and Captain Harry Richardson against the backdrop of the north Georgia mountains in the post-Civil War era.

Sarah is a young teacher running from an arranged marriage. Harry is a former Confederate soldier who was captured and spent time in prison before being released to help the U.S. Cavalry fight the Indians. Harry is trying to leave his military life behind and start a new life as a circuit rider preacher in the mountains when he meets Sarah at a revival meeting.

As Harry is boarding a train to leave for his next preaching engagement, he meets Sarah again, but this time she is being chased by gunmen. She engages him in a ruse to help her escape. Impulsively, he kisses her and she boldly suggests they get married. Suddenly, everything changes and events spiral out of control as they board the train to make Harry’s trip together. “The book is a love story about a man who tries to see the world through God’s eyes and live accordingly, and a woman who has the courage to marry him,” Durbin explains.

Book groups will enjoy this inspiring love story and find much to discuss. Durbin has also included discussion questions, recipes, music information and a knitting pattern, all related to the story.

“The Captain Takes a Wife”
By Doris Durbin
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 280 pages | ISBN 9781462732500
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 280 pages | ISBN 9781462732487
E-Book | 280 pages | ISBN 9781462732494
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Doris Durbin was a school librarian who sponsored a writer’s club and produced a literary magazine for many years. Now retired, she and her husband, Ed, live in north Georgia, where she enjoys painting, spinning wool, knitting, and, at long last, writing. This is the first book in an intended series.

CrossBooks, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, is a Christian publishing imprint committed to bringing more Christian voices into the publishing industry. Established authors, first-time authors, and authors anywhere in between can meet their goals and fulfill their vision for their books by publishing with CrossBooks. CrossBooks’ innovative style of publishing blends the best of traditional and self-publishing. While our authors contribute monetarily to cover the cost of publishing, we maintain a strict moral and quality standard that every manuscript must meet for us to publish. For more information on publishing your Christian book with CrossBooks, log on to crossbooks.com or call 1-866-879-0502.

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