George Washington crossing the Delaware. Tom Paine reading, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” Nathan Hale’s defiant cry, “I regret that I have but one life to give for my country.” And the Declaration of Independence proclaims the birth of a new nation, the United States of America.
The Summer Soldiers takes us into the second year of the American Revolution as the story of Josiah Hartford and the people around him continues to unfold. Hugo, Josiah’s nemesis, struggling with his doubts about the war even as he must hide who he truly is. Violet, following Josiah to New York, hoping to see him again. Tarleton, the rogue, now tasked with hanging errant British soldiers. Joshua Loring, willing to give up his beautiful wife Elizabeth in exchange for a promotion. William Dermont, the traitor whose life Josiah saved, seeking redemption. And Josiah himself, trying to deny his growing love for Violet and determined to find Hugo and fight the final duel they both know must happen.
The Summer Soldiers is about the men and women who carry on through the darkest days of the American Revolution. George Washington’s bold plan is the last hope to save American independence.