Naked Shoulders tells the story of a woman caught up in the violence of young America. While running from the law. Amanda finds many challenges in the old west she was not prepared for, like taking care of a bunch of civil war orphans, being accused of being a spy by both the north and the south, worse of all, the use of outhouses while wearing a hoop dress. Love finds her when she least expects it and shakes her world.. Amanda faces the civil war, Cowtown’s, and Indians head-on. Situations that call for sound judgment and brave actions: of which Amanda has plenty. Her loyalty, faith, and friendship will all be tested, but love will surely be her downfall. Through it all, Amanda stands tall. Every attempt was made to make this book historically accurate, although it is fiction.