Though their first encounter is hardly auspicious, Laura Marquardt soon discovers herself drawn to the dashing Captain Brandon Reid. As an officer over the colored troops, he eagerly supports her desire to educate blacks and seek harmony in a town where the defeat of the South is a bitter reality.
When Laura's sister marries her Confederate beau, Laura finds herself in a difficult situation after overhearing a discussion with frightening consequences. In her heart she feels she should confide in Brandon, but Laura fears to do so may endanger her sister's life. Yet as the stakes continue to rise and Brandon's motives for pursuing her come into doubt, Laura questions where to turn... and wonders if her own dreams of love may be forsaken.
Must say it was quite a slow going book to start with; but the more you got into it, the more interesting it became. You just have to persevere and stick with it. I will say the book left me wanting to know what will happen next in the series, and am looking forward to reading that book which is published in September of this year.
Stars out of 5 : 3 not a great book, but not a horrible book. It was one of those books that filled in a couple of nights and one which I really had to think about to try and remember what had happened in the book. As I said I am looking forward to the next in the series, as Laura's sister was more of a star in this book to my mind and features in the next book and was a more memorable character.
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