Based on a true story, Craig Pennington’s new novel West of the Alleghenies: A Story of Survival during the Revolutionary War (Self-Published, 2020) is the epic tale of one man’s struggle to survive in a war-torn land and return to the woman he loves.
Driven by the promise of a new frontier, Fergus Moorhead, his wife Jane, and a small group of intrepid pioneers challenge the treacherous road across the Allegheny Mountains to the wild lands of Western Pennsylvania.
Soon, their fragile world is ripped apart by the realities of war. Fergus is captured by Native Americans and forced on a nightmare journey that takes him from one of the bloodiest battles of the Revolutionary War to the hell of a British prison ship. Not knowing if her husband is dead or alive, Jane and her children must face the dangers and heartbreak of the frontier alone.
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