A young girl's first love: Forbidden. Dangerous. Hanna's Courage takes the reader on journey of disguise and desperation through the lightning of gunfire in July of 1863. As she searches for her toddler brother in the safe-keeping of former slaves who had fled their homes, Hanna's inner conflicts escalate along with the increasing intensity of the warring armies. When the Confederate Army invades the sleepy town of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, fifteen-year-old Hanna finds herself attracted to the handsome Confederate guarding her home. Her mother, hiding and caring for Union wounded men in their attic, forbids Hanna to engage in "gentle conversation with the enemy." But will Hanna question her own motives when she hastens through cannon-scarred thickets to carry her toddler brother home in the dark? Is she also hoping to find the young Rebel soldier waiting for her as he had promised? Written by Elyse Cregar, a school librarian and a former Licensed Battlefield Guide at the Gettysburg National Military Park, Hanna's Courage: A Story of Love and Betrayal at the Battle of Gettysburg is an accurate portrayal of the battle's frightening effects on the citizens of the town and the tangled loyalties that impacted lives forever. The novel comes with an endorsement by award-winning young adult author Ellen Wittlinger. Historical details have been verified by a Licensed Gettysburg Battlefield Guide and the book comes with a free study guide.