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Warring Spirits (Creek Country Saga #2)

4.59 of 5 stars 4.59  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  13 reviews
In 1816 Georgia, escaped slaves control the land just beyond the American border in Las Floridas. Lost somewhere between white and black worlds, Milly follows hope to the only place that can offer her refuge-the place Georgians are calling Negro Fort. The first, sweet taste of freedom convinces Milly that surrender is not an option. Death would be more welcome.Major Philli ...more
Paperback, 286 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Vinspire Publishing, LLC
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Warring Spirits is just as enthralling--if not moreso--than the first book in the series, Wounded Spirits. I read it straight through. Gardner knows how to write with conviction so readers can't miss the compassion she has for the people and their struggles in this story. There is heart-felt love and tension written on every page. No opportunity to show God's heart for mankind was wasted. And unlike some stories where the conflict feels almost forced, in this series they are a natural result of ...more
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Warring Spirits completely swept me off my feet! Revisiting characters from Wounded Spirits and discovering new ones, this next book in the Creek Country Saga is sure to win April Gardner new fans everywhere! It’s always a wonderful surprise when the second book turns out even better than the first (which was awesome to begin with! ;-), and that’s exactly what I discovered in Warring Spirits. That first scene drew me into this fantastic adventure along
Creek Country Saga Gets Better

April Gardner defies sophomore syndrome like the pro she is. Her work just gets better and better. Readers of historic issue-laden fiction, especially of early nineteenth-century south-eastern Americana, won’t be disappointed.

Major Philip Bailey has nightmares, and no wonder. As a survivor of the horrific massacre at Fort Mims between the settlers and Creeks, Red Sticks, to be more specific. Wounded, scarred, and betrayed by the love of his life—to one of the enemy,
Elaine Cooper
The year is 1816 in the vast, unsettled, southern United States. Slavery is a way of life in the South and many of the Africans held in bondage on plantations have escaped below the border to a place called Negro Fort—their first taste of freedom from their masters. But the United States Army has been assigned to destroy the fort and recapture the slaves. It is here during this difficult military assignment that Major Phillip Bailey is forced to confront the painful memories of a previous war t ...more
"Warring Spirits" transports the reader back to 1816 when owning slaves in the south was normal, but it was also quite normal for those slaves to dream of freedom and risk their life to gain it. Milly was different than most slaves, she could pass as a white woman, except for her hair which was a dead giveaway. The only comfort she ever had during her years as a slave came from her friend Isam, so when she heard the rumor that Isam had been sold they both decide to escape and head for the Negro ...more
Tracy Krauss
Warring Spirits by April Gardner is superb. It’s one of those books that you really can’t put down once you’re into it. I read it in two days, basically picking it up whenever I had a spare minute – literally. It is the sequel to her novel Wounded Spirits, bringing closure to that book’s romance between a native man and a white woman, and introducing another unlikely pairing between an American soldier and a runaway slave. The series takes place in the early 1800s in the American south during a ...more
Freedom isn't free. That's a lesson Milly knows all too well.

Full of action and adventure, love and racial prejudices, Warring Spirits is not a book to be missed. Even though I haven't read the prequel, I was able to figure out what had happened in the first book and how it effected Warring Spirits. Fraught with tension at every turn, and heart-rending choices, Warring Spirits is emotionally strong, in a way that will grip you until you read the last page.

Every single character was well develo
Thanks April Gardner for my review copy. I finished this book last night and as the book progressed I just couldn't put it down. We have a few stories happening in the one book which are all interconnected. The book starts with Milly and Isum escaping to Negro Fort in Florida, while Philip is part of the army marching to storm the fort and reclaim the slaves to return them to their owners. We also see the Creek Indians working with them to help which is interesting after having fought them in re ...more
Warring Spirits is the second book in April Gardner's Creek Country Saga, but I felt it was great all on it's own. And since I haven't read the first book, I can say that I don't feel I was missing out having not read Wounded Spirits first.

With suspense, war, and romance, Warring Spirits was very enjoyable to read! I loved the characters and watching their stories unfold. I especially liked Phillip and True Seeker - I'd probably say those two were my favorite characters.

When I was nearing the
Amanda Stephan
I had the pleasure of reading this book in advance. April Gardner has a pen, and she knows how to use it! This book was excellent. If you like action, danger, heartache, and intrigue, this is a book for you. Set in the 1800's, follow her characters as they not only fight for their freedom, but fight their own inner demons as well. This isn't your typical historical fiction novel.

Warring spirits -

As soon as you pick up this book, you'll find yourself swept away by April Gardner's excellent story-
I just finished reading WARRING SPIRITS by April W. Gardner.
WOW! What a profoundly moving piece of Literature!
It is a tremendous Historical Romance a man would probably enjoy as much as a woman.
There is plenty of action, adventure, drama, romance and suspense.
Set in the fore part of the 1800s it consists of wars, recuperation, change of heart, forgiveness,
racial prejudices, romance, and is cleanly written.
The author ties situations, time periods, and different characters together so creative
Steve Roach
April has improved as a writer since her first book, and she was pretty good to begin with. I don't normally read much historical fiction, and mainly read this one because April is a friend. That being said, I really enjoyed it. It was tightly plotted and gave me a very interesting look at a period of time I don't know much about. The characters were well-rounded and I found myself involved in their story. Overall an excellent sophomore effort.
This was a wonderful story. I love how the author drew me into the story and that there was never a dull moment in this book.I was captivated from the first page until the last page. I loved all the characters and hope she gives True Seeker his own story very soon.
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A military spouse, April has performed the art of homemaking all over the world. Currently, she lives in Georgia with her two children, and USAF spouse. She is unashamedly a child of the King. In her free time, April enjoys reading, organizing, and DIY. In no particular order, she dreams of owning a horse, visiting all the national parks, and speaking Italian.

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