Up from Thunder Susan K. Salzer (Cave Hollow Press, $9.95)

Hidden inside a Missouri farmhouse, the wounded teenager Jesse James is nurtured back to health by a gutsy 15-year-old Hattie Rood. In Up from Thunder, Susan K. Salzer chronicles Hattie’s romantic feelings for Jesse, mixed with fear and heartbreak during the Civil War.

Hattie and Jesse are trapped in the deadly fight between bushwhackers, Jayhawkers, freebooters and the likes of Bloody Bill Anderson in this fascinating and memorable story.

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