A High Price To Pay
When Rensey joins the Confederate Army with a group of teenagers from his hometown, he is absolutely certain he’s doing the right thing. After all, they are heroically protecting his state from Northern invaders. But Rensey and his friends quickly discover that war is not the glorious adventure of their boyhood dreams. Rather, it becomes a nightmare of terror as he is forced to kill or be killed.
Through countless battles and determined bravery, Rensey becomes a hero in the eyes of his fellow soldiers, but deep inside Rensey can’t help but wonder if he's doing the right thing. But as the months of war turn to years, the battle-hardened boys begin to wonder if they’ll even survive.
Rensey yearns for the day when he can be back home for good and start a family of his own. At one point, this young man, a heroic soldier only a few months earlier, considers desertion from the army. He is constantly trying to see God’s hand in the war, but while his world is crashing around him, he struggles with his faith. It is not until he returns home that he able to see how God used the war to bring about a great change to the country, even through years of tremendous chaos, and it is at that point where he finally has peace of mind about the events of the past few years.
About Rick Gangraw (Melbourne, Florida Author)
Rick Gangraw lives on the East coast of Florida and wishes he could spend more time at his family’s cabin on a lake in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He has traveled to over thirty different countries and has visited almost all fifty states in the US. When he’s not dabbling in fiction, he enjoys sports, hiking, kayaking, camping, and researching his family history. His latest novel, “A High Price to Pay” is a Historical Fiction based during the American Civil War and is now available wherever books are sold.
You can also check out his suspense novel, “Deathly Silent.” Rick’s first novel, “Secrets in the Ice” won a 2011 Royal Palm Literary Award for Unpublished Mystery. Rick also has a Romantic Comedy called “Escape From His Past”.