“The Lady and the Officer”by Mary Ellis is quite an excellent read!
I highly recommend it!
What a story!
This story is so different from The Quaker and the Rebel and yet… so much the same.
THIS time, we are seeing the war from the eyes of a well-to-do “Yankee” instead of a quietly rebellious Quaker.
However, both stories have our heroine living with staunch southern supporters and it is an intriguing conundrum to say the least.
I highly commend Mary Ellis for being able to switch viewpoints so drastically and write each so convincingly!
I knew Mary was a terrific writer after reading the two previous books but this story has shown me a new depth to that talent and I am in awe!
Ironically, seeing this series from so many perspectives has me wondering where my own loyalties would have lain had I been living in the time. I always thought I knew but reading about these heroines and their ideals – and the men they fall for… and their ideals – has me wondering.
And that is the best kind of book – one that gets under your skin and into your heart and REALLY makes you think!
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And here’s a bit more about this wonderful book from Harvest House:
Bestselling author Mary Ellis (A Widow’s Hope) presents The Lady and the Officer, Book 2 of her new Civil War historical romance series, which tells the stories of brave women and the men who love them.
Serving for a brief time as a nurse after the devastating battle of Gettysburg, Madeline Howard saves the life of Elliot Haywood, a colonel in the Confederate Home Guard. But even though Maddy makes her home in the South, her heart and political sympathies belong to General James Downing, a soldier from the North.
However, Colonel Haywood has never forgotten the beautiful nurse, and when he unexpectedly meets her again in Richmond, he is determined to win her. But while rubbing elbows with army officers and cavalry generals and war department officials in her aunt and uncle’s palatial home, Maddy overhears plans for a Confederate attack in northern Virginia. She knows passing along this information may save the life of her beloved James, but at what cost? Can she really betray the trust of her family and friends?
Maddy’s heart is pulled between wanting to be loyal to those who care for her and wanting to help the man she believes is on the right side of the conflict. Two men love her. Will her faith in God show her the way to a bright future, or will her choices bring a devastation of their own?
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