Ryan Petty, the author of the award winning...
Thomas has war fever in 1862 as he marches toward the Yankee invaders in Tennessee. But his accidental run into a beautiful Southern Belle makes him question his own motives for being in the war, his thoughts on slavery, secession, and his own death. Troubled by his emotions and in learning of the death of one of his brothers at Wilson's Creek, he is also wounded in a small skirmish with Louisiana Unionists. Now only being carried by the camaraderie of his fellow Texas soldiers, he and his regiment march toward southern Tennessee to meet an unknown Northern enemy next to a small community and church named Shiloh, where Thomas will learn what it means to give all you can for your country. Will Thomas survive the battle to make it home again, or will this be the life he never knew?
About the author...
Ryan Petty is a high school social science teacher in northeast, Texas. He recently finished his masters degree in history from Texas A&M University - Commerce. Since the age of sixteen, Ryan has participated in Civil War reenactments with his unit, the 36th Texas Cavalry, all across East Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Once a year he travels to national reenactments such as Gettysburg, Wilson's Creek, Chickamauga, and of course, Shiloh. Ryan is married to his wife, Megan, and they have one child.
The Life He Never Knew can be purchased at the following locations as paperback or e-book:
For a signed copy, or to contact the author, please email Ryan at email@example.com Only $15.00 plus shipping. Or read the First Chapter HERE! The first news article over the book war released by Front Porch News of Sulphur Springs, Texas, and can be read here.
Dr. Michael Philliber for Reader News said:
"This is a delightful piece that teens, adults and Civil War buffs can all enjoy."
"Petty has masterfully layered together two seemingly unconnected tales in an artful style that compels the reader to stay with the book."
Tricia Barber said:
Finished reading "The Life He Never Knew" by Ryan Petty today. I laughed, I cried, and couldn't put the book down. I felt like I was actually in the battle of Shiloh. One of the best books I have read & ya'll know what an avid reader I am. I highly recommend this book.
Jennifer on Amazon said:
"Mr. Petty draws the reader into the book in the first scene. After that each episode adds layers of detail that bring the life of a Texas Civil War soldier into crisp focus."
James on Amazon said:
"The story is well told, with attention to historical details, and believeable characters."
Raymond on Amazon said:
"The author had a good blend of actual history and fictional characters that brought this battle to life..."
You can also find this book at the following stores:
I-30 Fast Mart, Cumby, Texas
Hopkins Co. Geneological Society, Sulphur Springs, Texas
Hastings, Greenville, Texas
Named Pinnacle Book Achievement award winner in the category of historical fiction Winter 2012.
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