Jennifer Bohnhoff is a middle school teacher who loves travel and history, so it should come as no surprise that many of her books are middle grade historical novels. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she loves to hike in the Sandia Mountains, run the foothills and bosque trails, and spend time with her granddaughter.
Despite a stern mother and a life-threateningly crooked spine, Sarah McCoombs is determined to live the life of which she’s dreamed. When her family’s farm is overrun in the Battle of Gettysburg, she must put those dreams aside and find the strength to nurse both Union and Confederate wounded soldiers.
As D-Day looms ever closer, a girl in a small town in Normandy joins the Resistance, where she learns some dark family secrets that allow her to follow her own conscience and to understand the coded messages on the radio.