Thursday, November 29, 2018

No Safe Haven

Tillie Pierce is a thoughtful, fifteen-year-old young woman, living with her family in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It’s 1863, and the Civil War is touching every town and home with tragedy. Tillie’s is no exception.
She has two brothers fighting in the war, but she receives news that it’s her sister’s sweetheart who has died defending his country against Confederate forces. This shatters Tillie’s faith—she finds it impossible to believe that God, in all of his sovereignty, would allow such horrors to take place.
What Tillie doesn’t know is this is only the beginning, as the Battle of Gettysburg is just around the corner. The Confederate Army arrives three days ahead of the Union soldiers, and they loot, steal, and enslave African American citizens.
Tillie’s parents, devout Christians and staunch abolitionists, encourage her to pray for her enemies, but she can’t speak to a god who won’t stop the war. Where is Christ in all of this? Will Tillie and her family survive the bloody conflict, and will she ever find her faith again?
No Safe Haven is a deeply personal account of a young woman’s struggles through the greatest conflict her country, and her heart, will ever see.
Angela Moody 
is a native Vermonter who lives two doors down from the house where she grew up. Angela likes to say that she's gone far in life. Angela doesn't remember a time when she wasn't telling stories. Before she learned to read, she would look at picture books and tell herself stories based on what the pictures suggested to her. In first grade, she won a silver star for a story about a boy and his pony.
Throughout her childhood, Angela was a voracious reader. Her favorite authors were John Steinbeck, Stephen King, Anya Seton, John Jakes, as well as Laura Ingalls Wilder and Louisa May Alcott. Angela would say her biggest influences in her choice of writing were John Jakes and Anya Seton.
Angela received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1985 from Trinity College of Vermont - now part of the University of Vermont. Angela still lives in Vermont with her husband, Jim, and her two cats. Their children live nearby.
She has been writing historical fiction for more than twenty years. In recent years, Angela has turned to writing from a Christian worldview. She hopes her readers, who may have had very little exposure to the Gospel, will feel moved to discover the Bible.
No Safe Haven is her debut novel. Angela is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.


  1. Thank you for posting this on your blog. I appreciate all the help I can get. I hope, if you've read the book, you will leave a review at and at Goodreads.

    Thank you again.