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Blake's Story, Revenge and Forgiveness, 2nd edition

Blake Bradford, a young Confederate soldier who is in the war to find and kill the Union soldier who killed his father at Shiloh, falls into the hands of the enemy when he is wounded at Perryville. But the young Federal soldiers who recover him from the battlefield and take him into their company and protect him and get treatment for him, become close friends. In battle at Richmond and Perryville in Kentucky and Stones River in Tennessee, young Blake comes face to face with the horrors of war and the gut-wrenching destruction and aftermath of battle with its loss of life and of friends, wounded and killed. He no longer wants to kill Yanks. He just wants to go home.

  • J.Arthur Moore
    On the Eve of Conflict
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    historic fiction, American Civil War Drama
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    United States
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  • International Family Film Festival 2014
    Hollywood, California
    November 7, 2014
    Official Selection
  • Moms Choice Awards

    excellence, young adult, historic fiction
  • Readers' Favorite

    5-star review, Bronze Medal, Book Contest 2015
Writer Biography - J.Arthur Moore

Writer: J. Arthur Moore

J. Arthur Moore is an educator with over 41 years experience in public, private, and independent settings. He is also an amateur photographer and has illustrated his works with his own photographs. In addition to On the Eve of Conflict, the beginning of the story, book one of Journey Into Darkness, he has written the remaining three books that complete the series. Blake’s Story, Revenge and Forgiveness, was creaed by Mr. Moore’s 11-year-ole great-grandson and researched and written by Mr. Moore. His latest release, just prior to Blake’s Story, is an earlier novel titled Summer of Two Worlds, set in Montana Territory in the summer of 1882.

A graduate of Jenkintown High School, just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he attended West Chester State College, currently West Chester University. Upon graduation, he joined the Navy and was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, where he met his wife to be, a widow with four children. Once discharged from the service, he moved to Coatesville, Pennsylvania, began his teaching career, married and brought his new family to live in a 300-year-old farm house in which the children grew up and married, went their own ways, raised their families to become grandparents themselves.

Retiring after a 42-year career, Mr. Moore has moved to the farming country in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he plans to enjoy the generations of family, time with his model railroad, and time to guide his writings into a new life through publication. It also allows for the opportunity to participate in a local model railroad club as well as time for traveling to Civil War events and presenting at various organizations and events about the boys who were part of that war. He also shares the process of writing and readings from his work, and does book signings at a variety of locations.

Writer: Bryson b. Brodzinski

Bryson Blake Brodzinski just finished his fifth grade year at Orchard Park Elementary School in Fort Mills, South Carolina. He is also an avid and talented soccer player with heavy schedules taking him to many games and tournaments. This year he received the Daughters of the American Revolution Award at his fifth grade awards assembly. On April 3, 2013, 10-year-old Bryson asked his great grandfather if he would write a story that he would be in and be able to help create. Pictures were taken and main character names were identified, and Bryson wrote a prologue and opening lines. His school and soccer schedules and distance between Fort Mills, South Carolina and Narvon, Pennsylvania, interfered with any further progress. In February of 2014, Moore went to his great-grandson’s for his 11th birthday, and they worked to get the story started. Bryson created the plot outline in a word document and wrote the opening letter for the story. A photo session took place at Historic Brattonsville Plantation in South Carolina. It was agreed that Moore would use Bryson’s plot and existing writing to research and create the story, sending pieces by email as they were written, for Bryson to review. Photographs of Bryson would represent the main character, Blake Bradford. Thus began Blake’s Story, Revenge and Forgiveness.

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My work has been written to take today's students into history by living it through characters who are their peers. Thus in reading the story of someone close to their own age, they are living history, pretty much as it happened.