After losing her husband and only child to the ravages of the Civil War, twenty-five-year-old Portia McAllister is drowning in grief. When she sees an ad for a live-in tutor in another town, she leaves everything behind in hopes of making a fresh start. But as a Confederate widow in a Union household, she is met with resentment from her new charge and her employer, war veteran Beau Stanford.
Despite their differences, she and Beau find common ground and the stirrings of a second chance at love—until his late wife’s cousin, Lydia, arrives with her sights set on him. Burdened with a farm on the brink of bankruptcy, Beau is tempted by Lydia’s hefty dowry, though Portia has captured his heart.
In another time and another place, his choice would be easy. But love seems impossible amid the simmering chaos of Reconstruction that could boil over at any moment into an all-out battle for survival. Will Beau and Portia find their way into each other’s arms, or will they be swept away by raging forces beyond their control?
I’ve read this book twice now, once in Beta formatting and now in ARC.
When I first read the blurb, I really wasn’t so sure I’d like it. I never thought I would be into historical romance, but I do know Mysti’s work and have loved everything of hers that I’ve read (and that’s quite a bit).
This story had me from the get-go! I was in tears after the epilogue. It focuses on the struggles of post civil war in the south. The characters in this book are very colorful and have back stories that add so much layer to them, not one of them comes off as flat or unentertaining. The author put a lot of effort and research into creating a book that is not only historically accurate, but also so intriguing that you don’t want to put it down. A story like this could so easily come off as too wide of a stretch to the imagination, but Mysti Parker pulls it off flawlessly!
This book is a must read for anyone into historical, civil war, or any type of romance stories!
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Some very beautiful words.. I wish kids could see this about themselves instead of growing up with ill-conceived notions about who they are, then maybe all of the bullying would stop!
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Stop Thinking There’s Something Wrong with You.
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Some great thoughts we should all think about…
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Great post here, I agree with almost everything said..
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This is just beautiful!
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She was the kid who you passed in the hallway, but seconds later you couldn’t recall anything about. You might even doubt you saw her at all. You heard her name, you knew it, but there was no face with it. There was a blur, a shadow. That’s all she was, a silhouette. Each day fading more and more.
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Sam vs. The Angels.
So, I am a member of a now hiring group for my area on Facebook… I have a job that I love, most of the time, but I was on there to help my friend who doesn’t have acces at the moment. I noticed a man who continually posted rude comments anytime someone posted asking what jobs were out there. Call m me crazy, but I thought that’s what the group was for. He would say things like “go out and look for a job”. Whenever confronted about it, he would say that they should get off of the couch and go find a job if they really wanted one. I had had enough and told him not to be an ass. He actualy lit into me, saying that if I didn’t like what he said, don’t read it.. then he called me a troll! Really?? Yes, I commented to somene clearly not speaking to me, but I wasn’t the one going through posts on a job search group and bashing people for actually having the nerve to ask about area jobs. Yes, I saw his point about actually going out and applying, but that’s much easier to do if you know who’s hiring in the first place, right? Yes, I was scrolling through, reading posts of people asking for jobs, but in doing that, I was able to pass on to my friend local businesses looking for help.
Needless to say, a cyberspace war has seemed to erupted! He keeps repying to me and others have joined in to let him know what an ass he really is being. I’m bored with it and will probably not reply to him again, but I’ve now been called a troll!! There you go, HarsH ReaLiTy, I’m now a troll, too! Does this mean I’ve finally arrived?? LOL