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  • Paperback
  • Where Can I Flee (Ancient Words, #1)
  • A.M. Heath
  • English
  • 12 April 2016
  • 9781499369502

10 thoughts on “Where Can I Flee (Ancient Words, #1)

  1. Amanda Tero Amanda Tero says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book There was a slight self published feel but the storyline gripped me and I forgot about any amateur feelThe civil war has been an era in which I've delighted since childhood going to Civil War reenactmentsyeah I though Mrs Heath did an amazing job bringing the Civil War to life in the pages of her book She captured the hopes and anticipation of the soldiers at the beginning of the war then their fears regrets and discouragement as time dragged on and still no end of the war I so so enjoyed the interaction between different characters The life of those on the warfront and those at home It was so well researchedMy interest for every character she dwelt on was sparked Would Olen turn back to God? And Claire and Frank would they learn of God? Would Claire's health decline rapidly? What would happen to Frank in the war? It went beyond the Harpers though Every character Mrs Heath spent time on drew my interestI laughed at parts and even came close to tears at others okay so I just don't cry much so coming close to tears is saying somethingMy one little uncertainty was that Mrs Heath seemed to focus on the presumption that the war was primarily because of slavery She DID mention the other causes but I definitely came away with the impression that slavery was the main cause of the war which I don't personally know is true But that's just my opinionI will add one last thingbeing past 1000 at night I'm having to use extreme self control not to grab up the second book and start it now Caution to younger readers being in the Civil War era there is description of war injuries death and bloodshed There is also some romance Though no kissing in this book several desires to do so feelings about the opposites are mentionedSome favorite uotes “By letting her die God shows His love?” Frank asked the sarcasm dripping from his tongue He leaned lazily on his back propping his body up only by his elbows “No Jesus showed His love by dying in her place” “Well we shan't marry them off tonight” her father replied showing the gruffness the conversation had produced “Suppose we sing carols instead?”


  2. Joanie Bruce Joanie Bruce says:

    Since history is not one of my favorite subjects this kind of book is not one I usually choose to read However I found myself drawn into this story and wanted to find out what happened in the end of the bookWhat I liked The plot started out interesting and never became boring Since the Civil War claimed so many lives and Claire’s twin Frank left home to fight with the southern states the reader was left agonizing over whether he would be coming home at the end of the book Even though this was a long book Ms Heath kept it appealing by weaving letters into the middle of the story that revealed various facts of war and daily living The research was impeccable and extensive and the characters grew in personality and strength I loved insight into how holidays were celebrated in those days as well as insight into the battlefields of the Civil WarWhat I didn’t like This book should probably have been edited a little closer since I found several grammatical and spelling mistakes However if you love the story and get caught up in the lives of the down to earth characters those minor mistakes don’t seem as prominent I enjoyed this book because of the development of the characters and their interesting growth in attitude—toward others toward seemingly impossible tasks they had to endure toward each other and toward God I also read several principles which are good to remember To keep from being discouraged don’t look at what still has to be done but look at what you’ve already done and how important it is to serve God with your heart instead of just your headIf you love history especially Civil War history this book is definitely for you I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a sincere and informative historical fiction


  3. Alicia Ruggieri Alicia Ruggieri says:

    So excited for the seuelA simple story – a Confederate family goes to war – yet never simplistic Where Can I Flee? managed to tug at my heartstrings than once How? Through its candid three dimensional characters – I think of the Harpers as real people at this point Through its very real portrayal of war as starkly foul and the counterpart of God’s redemption as clearly and solidly beautifulThe author obviously did her research – I loved the little details that she added into the story I also loved the way that the characters weren’t contemporary people dropped into the Civil War; they possessed opinions and behaviors appropriate to the time in which they lived The historical note at the end provided fascinating details into the research and production of the book itself Truly well done without being overdoneI’m really looking forward to the seuel for this one


  4. Laura Laura says:

    Thank you to the author AM Heath for gifting me with a copy of Where Can I Flee in exchange for an honest reviewThis was such a refreshing book to read I haven't read all that much historical fiction so I'm by no means an expert but I have to say that this book tackled a time period I haven't seen before Let's take a closer look shall we?First off the time period This is totally personal preference but I really like reading about the times back in the 17 and 1800's All of the chivalry societal rules and fashion fascinates me This book had such a nice balance between all of that and the plot There was very nice world building and I could always picture every sceneSpeaking of the plot every action was so vivid I could see everything I also really liked how the plot escalated while still keeping the different plot lines manageable There's always things going on but it felt like regular life There was also enough space between intriguing incidents that kept me readingThe characters were eually vivid The multiple POV's were such a great choice and they really give you all sides of the story without making it too overwhelming You get to know the characters so well and feel everything they feel When one event near the end happens my reaction was akin to the one I had at the end of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince For slightly different reasons but stillI also want to make sure I acknowledge the work the author put into this book The amount of research that went into this is incredible and I applaud any author that undertakes a historical fiction novel where they have to incorporate the real with the imagined It takes a lot I can't even handle small research papers so props to themOne piece of advice if you aren't really into religion or books that have a significant amount of it then read this book with a grain of salt It does mention religion uite a lot it's a major plot point Of course that was a big part of this time period so just be mindful of thatThe Final VerdictA lovely book that has a great balance between world building and the plot The characters and scenery are especially vivid and I felt like I was transported back in time5 starsuotesOnce inside the office his whole world would change And he couldn't wait“It would be altogether simpler if the rugged man before her wore gray but instead he would be handsomely attired in Union blue” Frank wrinkled his eyebrows 'Why would you want to write to my sister?'His friend's thoughts were becoming clearer and Frank didn't like where they were headed Eddie's smile grew even wider'Oh well I don't know Just thought that I might' Then in a uick turn he broadened his smile even wider and wiggled his eyebrows 'I'll trade you sisters''Oh your brother has just got it in his head that he should marry Claire' Frank answeredClaire took time to look at his with a shocked expression 'Babble? I don't babble I explain That's what I do Oh really Father you do tease me so I never babble I only like to be thorough in explanation because I believe you deserve it so'Frank couldn't bring himself to take his eyes away as Jared eyed the tiny beast To everyone's surprise Jared flung the worm down and shouted 'You didn't mention that he was a hairy varmint I don't take to the hairy ones very well Feels like you swallowed a cat's tail' Whether Jared meant to be funny or not didn't matter All the men within ear shot roared with laughter'Seeing it ain't half as bad as feeling it You keep remindin' yourself of that and you'll be just find'


  5. Deanne Patterson Deanne Patterson says:

    Oh my goodness where to start on this review I have read many civil war fiction and nonfiction books because I have such an interest in it For a debut author I was just blown away Are you sure you haven't been writing for years under another name ? Just kidding The author definitely has done much research before starting this book and it shows I could feel Claire's pain as Frank boarded the train to leave after enlisting in the war A good part of the book took place as letters between Frank the brother and Claire the sister Claire would would the letters to their father Olen because he was unable to read The descriptions in the book just blew me away I could hear the cries of the men in pain in the barn even before they saw the butcher I could feel Claire and Olen's loneliness and worry as they waited for letter from Frank Lists would come through town listing the wounded and deceased and each family would pray their family members were not on there Something happens to Frank during the war that sends him into a depression and makes him feel very guilty and uestions his belief in God Claire meets a man fighting for the other side that she takes an interest in but she feels guilty about it the times she sees him about time The last time she sees him she knows he's also interested in her He asks her name but she refuses to give it to him and he rides away for good When Frank is feeling his absolute lowest he starts to pray and invites God into his life again and finds forgiveness within himself His father sinks to his knees with tears streaming down his face after receiving Franks letter and realizing Frank is safe and has found God Claire has tears running down her face to realize her prayers have been answered about her brother finding GodI just can't say enough positive about this book I recommend this book to all lovers of Civil War fiction and I must read the next book in the series asap


  6. Mary Ann Mary Ann says:

    What a good book I can tell the author did uite a bit of research in order to make the reader feel as if they were right there with the characters Her attention to detail impressed me many times Set during the Civil War there's a little bit of everything here history mystery romance bromance suspense love war heartbreak and comedy with a thread of God's incredible love woven in from beginning to end This book can be read as is as a light read or you can take time to consider the characters and their situations on a deeper level Either way you will end the book thinking about some of the same things the characters did because interspersed among their personal stories they deal with the same uestions we ask today does God really care about me? Can I trust Him? What if I don't want to? Why do bad things happen to good people? What is God's will for me? One of my favorite uotes from this book is the longer you seek joy apart from Jesus the longer you will go without it Disclaimer I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review All opinions expressed are my own


  7. Sharon Paavola Sharon Paavola says:

    This intriguing and moving book begins in 1861 in the South Claire Harper and her twin brother Frank are facing the reality of life on a small farm with their father and the conflict between the Union and the south over the slavery issue Frank is fascinated with joining the troops to beat the Union in their tracks His enthusiasm is not shared with Claire who adamantly opposes his decision As he leaves Claire steps up to help her dad with the farm chores but with her delicate health the risk is high Claire's faith is tested by hard work letters home from Frank and the losses that come from a country at war within itself Her hopes of finding love her deep desire for Frank to make a choice about his eternal life and her heart to stand beside her friends create a story that keeps you up reading late at night The reality of this war comes through clearer than history books as A M Heath depicts the day to day lives of those involved I thoroughly recommend reading Where Can I Flee and I believe you will be waiting like I am for the next book in the seriesI received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review All opinions expressed are my own


  8. Marilyn Marilyn says:

    Where Can I Fee is one of the best Civil War era books I have ever read AM Heath research and writing is remarkable and it’s hard to believe this was her debut novel The research Heath has done for her Ancient Words Series shines through Olen Harper and his twins Claire and Frank are three dimensional characters that came to life from the start Frank leaves home to fight for his country and rights Claire’s life has been fragile but she’s determined to assist her father on their farm with Frank gone besides of caring for their home Claire and Frank exchanged letters throughout this incredible realistic story The Harper family struggles that are written in the letters are genuine The letters are filled with accounts of the farm community and friends to Frank while his letters are filled with the struggles of serving his country The vivid description of farm life community events relationships battles injuries losses and needs brought tears and heartbreak as I was reading Grab the tissues Claire was not a Christian at the start but as the story progresses we see Claire turning to God for salvation with Olen turning back to God Olen recalled how his deceased wife had loved God but the pain from losing her had caused him to turn away Claire’s burden for Frank’s salvation and soul is evident through her letters to her twin which were filled with scriptures and encouragement The goodwill of others to look out for one another provided a beautiful picture of hope The true to life characters are filled with persistence determination hope times of romance and faith I felt like I was in the moment with each scene and conversation page after page The underlying message of salvation is presented in a gentle and truly heartfelt way by the author among her loved characters I’m so thankful I discovered A M Heath’s writing I’m glad I have the seuels in her Ancient Words Series In the Shadow of Thy Wings and Out of the Ashes to read without having to wait to see what happens with these astonishing characters


  9. Krista Noorman Krista Noorman says:

    At the heart of this Civil War story is faith newfound faith return and repentance and a refusal to believe in God at allAM Heath spent countless hours researching the Civil War era for this book and it really showed from the bloody battles to the conditions the soldiers faced and back to the families those menboys left behind She covered it all in such a way that I felt and understood both perspectives The story shifted back and forth between war and home with the exchange of letters between Claire Harper and her twin brother FrankI enjoyed the historical setting and with the descriptions of clothing and locations I could envision it all perfectly The relationship between brother and sister was so sweet even though they are apart for the majority of the book The letters conveyed their relationship so well the light hearted joking the banter of a brother and sister but also the serious topics their love for each other and their father and Claire's concern for Frank's safety and for his soulWhat a lovely story this was I highly recommend it


  10. Kimberly Williams Kimberly Williams says:

    Where Can I Flee is full of everything a good story needs The characters are true to the historical setting the atmosphere draws you into the Civil War era you experience what families in that time period lived out The struggle that Claire and Franks father had when he had to bury his wife the struggle of a son going to war the internal struggle with salvation and the tension that all of these things can bring into a family I love how AM Heath used this story to present the gospel of Christ Jesus AM Heath's writing is classic and timeless I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to read a wholesome book I received an ARC from the author in exchange for a review I was not reuired to give a favorable review


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Where Can I Flee (Ancient Words, #1)[Download] ➵ Where Can I Flee (Ancient Words, #1) By A.M. Heath – Thomashillier.co.uk War is on the horizon during the spring of 1861 It will be an event that will change the lives of everyone in its path The Harper family included Frank Harper is a young man full of dreams and ambitio War is on the horizon during the spring of It will be an event that will change the lives of everyone in its path The Harper family included Frank Harper Where Can eBook Ë is a young man full of dreams and ambitions Even when the country is split and war breaks out Frank will do whatever is necessary to see his dreams come true even when that means putting on a uniform and leaving homeFor the first time Claire Harper is forced to consider the reasons behind such a conflict Should slavery be abolished Which side should she be on and what does God have to say about this Claire is torn between her own opinions and those of her family The struggle within her only increases when she repeatedly runs into a kind and handsome Union soldier She longs to see her brother turn to Christ before it is too late Desperate to reach her brother with the gospel Claire pens a series of inspiring letters Will she be able to handle all the obstacles of war and continue to be a witness to those around her How long can Claire last when her heart is torn in half and she is burdened for her brother's soul How long can Frank resist his sister's urgent pleas or the gentle tugging from within Can a man really outrun a holy God.


About the Author: A.M. Heath

Besides being an Indie Author I’m a wife mother of four Sunday School teacher sweet tea drinker history fanatic romantic bubbly lover of broccoli and a retired cake decorator who has Where Can eBook Ë a soft spot for Christmas trees Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ What I’m not is a laundress or at least not one who keeps up very well a duster tall or patient in a d.