Amid the carnage of war, he commandeers far more than just her home.
Widowed plantation owner Emaline McDaniels has struggled to hold on to her late husband's dreams. Despite the responsibilities resting on her slender shoulders, she'll not let anyone wrest away what's left of her way of life - particularly a Yankee officer who wants to set up winter camp on her land.
With a defiance born of desperation, she defends her home as though it were the child she never had - and no mother gives up her child without a fight.
Despite the brazen wisp of a woman pointing a gun at his head, Colonel Reece Cutteridge has his orders. Requisition Shapinsay - and its valuable livestock - for his regiment's use, and pay her with Union vouchers. He never expected her fierce determination, then her concern for his wounded, to upend his heart - and possibly his career.
As the armies go dormant for the winter, battle lines are drawn inside the mansion. Yet just as their clash of wills shifts to forbidden passion, the tides of war sweep Reece away. And now their most desperate battle is to survive the war with their lives - and their love - intact.
Warning: This novel contains complex emotions and battlefield gallantry wrapped around the inherent risks of falling in love with one's enemy.
©2012 Cindy Nord (P)2012 Audio Realms Publishing, Co.
I bought this after meeting the author in a Facebook release party. It was a really good. The narrator did a very good job of distinguishing the difference in all of the characters. Even the southern drawl.
This story takes place during the Civil War and centers around Emmaline Benedict and Reece Cuthridge. Emmaline is a widow who maintains her plantation with the help of a few slaves. Reece is a Colonel in the Union army who, with his 800 men, have taken over Emmaline's plantation.
There are so many things that these two confront and deal with. Emmaline's brother is part of the Confederate Army and she decides to work with Reece's doctor to help the wounded Union soldiers. The attraction that keeps growing between Reece and Emmaline although they fight against it for a long time. I really liked that Emmaline softened toward the Union Armies wounded men. When they invited her to dance with them it was very sweet.
There are chuckles. There are a few times I sighed. I will be getting more books by this author.
No, I was actually looking forward to something other than English and Scottish Lords and Ladies or Westerns. But was really disappointed.
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