Shadows Across Dakota
1944 has become a lonely, troubled year for Charlotte. Once living contentedly in her Chicago home, the year has seen little correspondence from her son Jack serving his country overseas, and now the companionship of her Great Aunt Cecilia has also been taken from her with Cecilia's recent death. When the discovery is made of Aunt Cecilia's memoirs in the overlooked trunk the basement still harbors, Charlotte is astonished. Had quiet, unassuming Aunt Cecilia really lived through this turbulent time in history in a long-forgotten cavalry fort that was commanded by none other than George Armstrong Custer? Why had Cecilia never spoken of this amazing, historic journey she had taken so early in her life? What could of happened to the man, John Vickory, Cecilia writes of so lovingly? Charlotte is a woman of faith and knows Cecilia to have also had a strong relationship with God. As she reads of Cecilia's past and becomes a part of it to escape her own fears, she hopes to unlock the key to Cecilia's secrecy and serenity, living many years in the wake of a terrible tragedy.