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Here you'll find information about, and excerpts from the books by Kim Murphy, and a little about Astronomy, Linux, Dogs, Celts and more.

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The Dreaming - Walks Through Mist
The Dreaming - Wind Talker
Whispers from the Grave
Whispers Through Time
I Had Rather Die - Rape in the Civil War
Promise & Honor
Honor & Glory
Glory & Promise
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I Had Rather Die - Rape in the Civil War
I Had Rather Die — Rape in the Civil War
"A meticulously documented and gut-wrenching account of the gratuitous acts of violence against women's bodies, black and white, slave and free, young and old... A major work of scholarship that was long overdue, and that all historians should be grateful for."

—Susan Brownmiller, author, Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape.


I Had Rather Die — Rape in the Civil War, is Now Available from Coachlight Press, Amazon.com (paper and hardcover), and other fine bookstores.

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The Dreaming - Walks Through Mist
The Dreaming — Walks Through Mist

Witch Trials in Virginia? Salem wasn't the first...

Phoebe Wynne is hypnotized by her Psychologist Shae Howard and tells an astonishing tale of an ocean crossing to Colonial Jamestown, near starvation, and a daring escape to an Indian tribe. Shae's ex, detective Lee Crowley, is intrigued but skeptical about Phoebe's story. His Native American background results in a feeling of Kinship with Phoebe and a sharing of the clash of cultures they both experience. Phoebe shows him "the dreaming", leading to a misty world where the Powhatan and Colonists come to life... and connects him to his own past. Is Phoebe truly a time traveler?

The Dreaming — Walks Through Mist, a Next Generation Indie Book Awards Winner, is now available from Coachlight Press, Amazon.com (paper and Kindle), and other fine bookstores.

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The Dreaming - Wind Talker
The Dreaming — Wind Talker

Seasoned police detective Lee Crowley investigates the scene of a partially buried skeleton. A forensic anthropologist determines the remains to be over 200 years old. Reconstruction of the face verifies the skeleton to be Native American—and a mirror image of Lee... Wind Talker is the sequel to the award-winning Walks Through Mist, the first book in The Dreaming series.



The Dreaming — Wind Talker is now available from Coachlight Press, Amazon.com (paper and Kindle), and other fine bookstores.

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Whispers from the Grave
Whispers Through Time

Seven-year-old Sarah witnesses the murder of her father Geoff Cameron. Sarah refuses to speak, and drawings of her father's death become her only means of communication—until she reveals that Geoff continues to read her stories. Are the ghostly whispers a figment of a bereaved little girl's imagination, or can Sarah really speak to the dead?

Whispers Through Time, the ForeWord Magazine 2008 Book of the Year Bronze Winner is now available from Coachlight Press , Amazon.com, and other fine bookstores.

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Whispers from the Grave
Whispers from the Grave

Chris Olson is swept into the somber history of the sprawling, secluded, and foreboding Poplar Ridge Virginia Plantation. An inexplicable, electrifying passion for her best friend's brother, dreams of a Confederate soldier who strongly resembles him, and a haunting one-eyed scout overwhelm her...

Whispers from the Grave, the ForeWord Magazine 2007 Book of the Year Bronze Winner and IPPY 2008 Bronze Winner is now available from Coachlight Press, Amazon.com, and fine bookstores.

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Promise & Honor
Promise & Honor

... is a Novel about the US Civil War by Kim Murphy. Starting at the first Battle of Manassas, Amanda Graham is widowed, and smuggles supplies for the Confederacy to make ends meet. She is courted by both Union and Confederate officers.

Promise & Honor is available from Coachlight Press as a trade paperback, as well as Amazon.com and most bookstores.

Promise & Honor is a ForeWord Magazine 2003 Book of the Year Award Finalist!
 

"Riveting"

"The Civil War serves as more than a setting for this story; it is an integral part of the tale, carefully woven between the diverse men and women forced to make difficult decisions. For this reason, Promise & Honor refuses easy categorization. As Sam and Amanda struggle to overcome that which divides them, it is a love story, but there is so much more. The historical detail is fascinating. The pathos and danger are heartrendingly real. The forthright depiction of men and women in conflict, not only with each other but with themselves, is riveting.
-- Patricia J. Detweiler,
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Honor & Glory
Honor & Glory

... is the sequel to Promise & Honor. It starts with the devastating aftermath of the clash at Fredericksburg. Amanda and her sister Alice are swept into the ensuing maelstrom...

Honor & Glory is available from Coachlight Press, Amazon.com, and fine bookstores.

Honor & Glory is a ForeWord Magazine 2004 Book of the Year Award Bronze Winner!

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Glory & Promise
Glory & Promise

The triumphant conclusion to this acclaimed Civil War saga. Two sisters are plunged into the turbulent world of the aftermath of the Civil War, the period known as Reconstruction. While the guns on the battlefield have been silenced, war rages within all of their hearts...

Glory & Promise is available from Coachlight Press, Amazon.com, and fine bookstores.


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