Fathers and sons--Fiction; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Fiction
Jacob's Blood is a powerful look at the aftermath of the Civil War and its impact on families.
Four years ago, Jake Brady left his home to fight in the Civil War, leaving behind his wife and young son Ben. Born in the South, he fought for the North, forever sealing the hatred of his in-laws and the whole county--almost. With the news that his father had died, Ben Brady is left behind to be raised by a single mother who cannot forgive the past. Desperately, he tires to learn all he can abut his father from friend and neighbor Jay Thompson, the only person who cares to say anything good about him.
Without warning, Jake Brady, gutshot and bleeding to death, rides up to their home and collapses. His return sets into motion events that will change the lives of Ben and his family forever.
Through the personal tragedy and triumph in the weeks to come, Ben Brady and his mother, Lizzie, realize that love, honor and loyalty have a price. Torn between the blind hatred of his grandfather and the loyalty to his family name, Ben must decide where he stands and risk losing his life to defend that choice. (Publisher website)