Charlie Garrett is not your typical soldier in the
Confederate Army. A sharpshooter in the Twenty-Fifth
Virginia Infantry with a will of steel, no enemy is too
fierce for this soldier to conquer. Quick, loyal, and
determined to win, Charlie is the epitome of what an
excellent soldier should be except for one minute detail;
Charlie's real name is Charlotte. Absconding in the army
to be near her husband, Joshua Garrett, a fellow
Confederate fighting for the cause, Charlie expertly
disguises herself as a man and takes on the Yankees with
vigor as she helps the Confederate Army combat its enemy.
Captain Daniel Reid, an expert surgeon with hands as
precious as gold, fights desperately to save the lives of
his fellow countrymen. With the dawn of each new day, he
finds himself torn between compassion and necessity as he
becomes the protector and healer of his troops, a duel
role that becomes more and more difficult as time goes on.
With limited supplies and few hands to help, Captain Reid
struggles to keep his men alive.
When Charlotte's true identity is revealed, the charade is
abruptly ended, but not without repercussions. Her husband
has died on the battlefield and the men she fought so hard
to protect feel betrayed by her ruse. Left alone in the
war torn country, Charlotte must find the strength to
carry on and fight her own demons as well. As the war
progresses, the Confederacy tries its best to hold on
while Charlie finds herself face to face with a man whom
she slowly discovers she loves, Captain Daniel Reid. From
the battlefield to the bedroom, the war is not over until
the last fire is shot. Will Charlie and Daniel's love
survive? Only time will tell.
SECRETS AND SACRIFICES is Wylie's second historical novel.
Like her first, My ENEMY, MY LOVE, Wylie expertly brings
the reader back in time as she weaves the perfect web of
history, lust, and intrigue. Her attention to detail as
well as the accurate depiction of the Civil War enables
Wylie to draw the reader in and keeps the reader coming
back for more. An absolute must-read! SECRETS AND
SACRIFICES is a sure winner.
Civil War Romance Charlie is a crack sharpshooter for the
Twenty-Fifth Virginia infantry. But Charlie has secrets.big
secrets that could lead to heartbreak or even death. The
slowly starving South, lack of medical supplies, and
desperate runaway slaves motivate her and surgeon, Captain
Daniel Reid, to take risks beyond their wildest
imaginations. How could they possibly know that their paths
would cross during the worst time in their lives and where
that path would lead?