Genre: Historical Fiction
Content Rating: PG-13 + M. There is mild profanity. There is a rape scene that is handled without vulgarity.
Bronze Medal winner, 2020 eLit Literary Awards, Historical Fiction.
Emily Rose roams through a country ravaged by war, a damaged land where the very grass blades drink the blood of brothers, cousins, and friends. Protected only by her wits and Nathaniel Whiteeagle, a slave with Cherokee blood, Emily swears she will find her fiancé and buy his freedom. Facing danger at each turn, every clue she follows leaves her another step behind. Will she ever find Caleb? Can Caleb endure the unthinkable cruelty of civil war prisons long enough for her to rescue him? Or will she and Nathaniel meet a violent end?
Conecuh (Cah-NECK-ah ) is a story woven around and through the actual events in the mysterious and ironic life of Private Caleb Garner, CSA, during the most tumultuous time in American history. Whatever happened to Caleb? History has left us blind, but there are clues. Conecuh explores one very real possibility.
Author Herb Hughes worked in the computer industry for over two decades and then built a successful private business before retiring to write novels.
“I write in the present, but my stories are about the past and the future: historical fiction and science fiction. I find both fascinating.”