With the first shots fired across Charleston Harbor, Amy Ross knew her life would never be the same. When the War Between the States lands right on her family's doorstep that April 12th morning, they are forced to live with unprecedented hardships to survive. From the bombardment of their Charleston home and running the Union blockade, to stragglers from both sides taking what they no longer had to give, runaway slaves, murder, and the destruction of their plantation home by the Union Army, Amy and her family struggle to make it through every day alive. When everything she holds precious is lost and gold is found in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Amy sets out to find a new beginning. What she finds instead is captivity and hardship among the Lakota before and during the Battle of the Little Bighorn; but in that hardship Amy also finds love--once she lets her frozen heart melt from the crippling past she's already endured.
About D.L. Rogers (Kansas City, Missouri & Kansas Author)
Although born in New Jersey of parents from New Jersey and Tennessee, it was just a matter of time before Diane's "southern" blood revealed itself. And reveal itself it did, in a passion for all things western and related to the Civil War. Having learned a great deal in her research since her historical journey began, especially in the Midwest, Diane has attempted to portray both the west and the war from numerous points-of-view, which is not always the same history as what has been previously portrayed--or taught.
As a kid, Diane played Cowboys and Indians more than she did Barbie, and as she got older, she and her cousin (whose parents were reversed) gave themselves the moniker of "Yebels." The question of what it would have been like during the Civil War years, when friends and family fought on opposite sides of the war, festered inside Diane until she answered her own question in the form of the novels she writes of the west and Civil War, where everyday people, regardless of what "side" they were on, when faced with difficult situations, rose to the challenge, and survived.
Now living south of Kansas City, Missouri, on fourteen acres of property, when Diane's not writing or marketing, she enjoys sitting on her front porch, reading when she can or just watching her three horses in the pasture and multitude of cats in the yard. When she does venture into town, it's to work at a law firm on the Plaza, or visit her two children and five grandchildren.