By Warren Bull
Published: October 4, 2011.
When 16-year-old TOM ALLEN discovers a chest of documents in grandma's attic, he is drawn into the lives of his ancestors who lived in "Bleeding Kansas" in the days leading up to the bloodiest war in American HIstory. They struggled to survive human and natural dangers as they healed two broken families. With help from friends and Tom comes to terms with the pain and possibilities of his family.