The novel, set in Kansas and Tennessee, is about a family torn apart by war, and examines just what loyalty means. Read Tom's REVIEW HERE, or check out the novel in E-BOOK or PAPERBACK.
Here is an amazon review posted by novelist Cheryl Pierson:
"If you love stories that take place during the time of the War Between the States, you will love Dr. Troy Smith's novel, Brothers in Arms. One of the most enjoyable things about reading any work by Dr. Smith is his ability to transport the reader to that particular time, setting, and situation he is writing about. The characters are so believable because they suffer and rejoice realistically as we would imagine them to, given the situations they find themselves in. One of the most unsettling things between brothers, I would imagine, would be falling in love with the same woman. Without giving any spoilers, I will say that the heartache they both feel at that rift between them is something there is no way to mend, for either of them. Though they are brothers, they have taken completely opposite sides in the War, and in life, and there is no way of going back and changing the events that have been set in motion. If you are looking for a wonderful read set in one of the most turbulent periods of American history, this action-packed story of one family's struggles is a great choice. Once you pick it up, you won't want to stop reading until you reach the end."