"... one of the most well written fiction novels I have ever read. McMath uses historical battles and information to weave a fictional masterpiece." — Kaci Marie Lahpor, FL, Amazon.com
“A well-handled mystery — and what a shocker conclusion!”— Eileen Charbonneau, award-winning Historic Fiction Author and Newbery Nominee
“Few historical fiction novels present an accurate, interesting story for so many readers, and at the same time, serve as a thought-provoking, life-enriching, relevant tool for modern life.” — Literary Notices, Citizens’ Companion Magazine
After two years of Civil War, Loudoun County, Virginia had become a thoroughfare for both armies. With life in the town of Hillsborough growing more dangerous by the day, headstrong Annabelle MacBain wants to leave to bring much needed medical supplies to her father, a Confederate Doctor, but the trip could take days and she's uncertain of his exact location.
When a stranger arrives in town, Annabelle uses him to get the information she needs and sets off the next day. But the bushwackers and skirmishes on the road will be nothing compared to the challenge presented to her by the stranger himself: a choice to be made between love and pride.
First published as "Annabelle", one of three historic fiction novels in McMath's "Celebrating the American Woman" (Vine Books, 1996), this novel was then updated and republished as "Pella's Angel" (Goose Creek Publications, 2006) to include nineteenth century illustrations and bibliographic references.