The homefront story set in rural Arkansas, Jackson Loring, brings in the descendants of the Lorning and Matthers families of her earlier novels:
Life wasn’t easy for a poor country boy coming of age in World War II, especially with a father away at war. But life will get easier as soon as his father’s army pay starts rolling in. The allotment checks will fix everything — or so he thinks. His mother has other ideas. When Jackson rebels, he places himself and those he loves in mortal danger.
Nancy Dane, who lives in Russellville, is an author and lecturer with an expertise on the American Civil War in Arkansas. Her Tattered Glory Series won the 2011 Fiction Award presented by the Arkansas Library Association.
Although Ms. Dane’s novels are primarily written for adults, she also writes newspaper serials for children. The Arkansas Newspaper Association features installments of her work in the Newspapers in Education program that appear in numerous newspapers.