C.A. Smith’s New Book, “Two Sides of the Coin,” is a Thrilling Historical Fiction That Follows One Family’s Struggle for Survival and a Nation’s Fight to Define Itself – PR.com


New York, NY, May 06, 2024 –(PR.com)– Fulton Books author C.A. Smith, a lover of American history who is deeply interested in Westerns, has completed her most recent book, “Two Sides of the Coin”: a historical romance set against the backdrop of the American Civil War that tells the story of a family, their growing business, and a generation forming the character of a nation.

“This is a story about a time of contrast when the character of the nation was formed as a newly born country, needing to find its own identity,” writes Smith. “Born in war, it now needed to grow and mature until every American would say, ‘I am, and I can.’

“New emigrants casting off the negativity of the Old World encouraged by the wide expanse of this New World began to, hope, to dream, to create. New possibilities were invented. Encouraged by this new freedom, they continued to investigate and create. What emerged was a period of growth as well as failure. Entrepreneurs grew rich in the country. Such a man was Gerard Phillips. We follow his career, and the growth of his company through the troublesome years of the nineteenth century, the new democracy becoming a beacon of hope.

“Some recognized this union was not a perfect union. This newborn nation had faults that needed to be corrected. The dream of freedom was not for all. It was as insecure as the flip of a coin. Brother against brother, each felt sure in their own mind that this was our nation’s character—the freedom to suppress freedom, for others while keeping their own intact. Freedom is as tenuous as a flip of the coin. A choice, if you will, between freedom and racism. Fighting for expansion or containment, through relocation, is a flip of a coin.

“Justice on the one side and greed on the other. Thus, the new nation entered its adolescence. It struggled with growing pains.

“Each year, a flip of the coin changed America until most Americans could say by the end of the Century, ‘I am, and I can.’ Most, but not all. Still not perfect. As the nation continues to grow, it takes only the flip of a coin to improve or undo what we have accomplished.”

Published by Fulton Books, C.A. Smith’s book is a compelling tale that will transport readers back through time to discover a crucial moment in America’s development. Expertly paced and character-driven, Smith weaves a spellbinding experience that brings forth the mission of each new generation to decide who they are, either by the flip of a coin or the ballot box.

Readers who wish to experience this inspiring work can purchase “Two Sides of the Coin” online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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