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?
I truly enjoyed your posting this morning, and I know that I'm going to enjoy your book as well!! Thank you so much for keeping this part of History alive for future generations. This is part of what shaped America in its' infancy, and kids today don't realize that Women played a role in it, too!! The cover to your book is outstanding as well, and as long as you keep writing Historical books, I'll be reading them. Once again, I Thank You!! (Peggy Roberson 11:35am August 15, 2014)