Thirteen-year-old Maria Mitchell, kwn to all as Ria, and her friend Lydia have been assigned to write a report on a hero or heroine of the Great War (World War I) for a school project. Instead of picking some well kwn figure, the two friends decide to search for someone forgotten or unkwn. When asked to help, Emma Mitchell, Ria's Mom, brings out old letters she and a cousin wrote during the war. The girls are sure the letters hold the key to their success of finding a forgotten hero! But will they? It that all that these letters bring to light? Join Ria and Lydia, Mrs. Mitchell, an old neighbor called Corporal, and others as they re-live the years of home life during the war.
Rebekah A. Morris is a homeschool graduate who has a love for writing. She is the author of dozens of short stories and poems. After six years of loving labor, her first book, Home Fires of the Great War, came out in March, 2011. In October of 2011 her second book, The Unexpected Request, a western novel for the whole family, was published. Currently, Rebekah is writing the sequel to Home Fires as well as working on several other short and novel length stories. Every Friday her blog www.rsreadingroom.blogspot.com is updated with her work. In addition to her own writing, Rebekah enjoys sharing her passion for writing with her students.