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Becky Larsonâ€™s childhood came to an end when the war between states took her brothers from their Illinois farm. It isnâ€™t until Joe Kemmerman become her patient that she realizes she is no longer a child but a woman in love.
Joe Kemmerman realized how foolish going to war was when he become a prisoner of the Yankees. With pneumonia threatening his life he is taken to the Larson farm. There he finds the woman of his dreams. In a second fight between North and South he must make her brothers realize love is more important than politics.
The wind blew across the Illinois prairie, as only a January wind could blow. Snow, mixed with filtered sunlight, sifted through the cracks of the makeshift prison, only recently converted from a corncrib.
Through his fevered haze, Joe Kemmerman wished some of the flakes would fall on him, to quench the fire that burned just below the surface of his skin.
Beneath him, the thin mattress did little to cushion his body against the hardness of the floor. Heâ€™d gotten used to sharing his living space with not only the five other gray clad prisoners, but also with the rats who were free to come and go as they pleased.
A chill raced through his body. For days now the fever had alternated with the chills to accelerate the extent of his illness.
Mild Mannered receptionist, wife, mother and grandmother by day, Sherry Derr-Wille spends her nights writing and writing and writing. Having been inspired by an English assignment in her sophomore year of high school, she had never quite finished the assignment. New stories pop into her head every day with never enough time to write them all.
A Wisconsin native, she grew up a country girl, but enjoys her "cityâ€ home. She and her husband of over 40 years, Bob, live in a mid-sized town close to the Illinois border, where she works as a receptionist for an insurance office and he is retired. Deeming Bob "A Saintâ€ for putting up with her, she has never regretted marrying her high school sweetheart just two days after graduation in 1964.
Becky's Rebel: Ms. Derr-Wille brings the spirit of understanding the plight of the Civil War survivors. Becky Larson and her Rebel, Joe Kemmerman, reminds us that love and faith overcome all obstacles. A must read for those who still need to understand there is no different in the hearts of people, North or South. Beckyâ€™s Rebel will make you laugh, shed a tear or two and have you falling in love, once again, with a time and itâ€™s people that is uniquely Americaâ€™s ... the Civil War era. -- Debbie Fritter â€“ The Perfect Match â€“ Whippoorwill Press
Hello Do You Know Me is a wonderful heart-warming love story. It touches your heart from the very beginning. It has everything that makes you turn the pages. Matt Bratzman has lived another manâ€™s life for thirty-five years. Betsy Connor is a widow again. Now out of the blue her first love is back from the grave. But it can't be. Jerry Fellows was killed in Viet Nam. Sherry Derr Willeâ€™s characters are real and you find yourself cheering for them and wanting them to find a happy-ever-after. If you like stories that grab a hold of your heart and donâ€™t let go. You'll love this one. Along the way there is some humor and tears and love that survived through time. There were many tragedies out of the Viet Nam War but thanks to Ms. Wille this one had a happy ending.-- Judy Leigh Peters, A Fatherâ€™s Hope, Joshuaâ€™s Faith, http://www.judyleighpeters.com
Book Publisher: Wings e Press
No. of Pages: 324
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