The Suffering of War and Heat of Reunion

Yes, it’s a slow day here at Civil War Memory.  Not all of the credits that I earn as an Amazon affiliate go to purchasing the latest Civil War scholarship.  I don’t read much Civil War fiction, but when I do I like to curl up with a book that reminds me of the war’s pain and suffering and the joys heat of reunion. From Land of the Falling Stars:

Penniless, her parents and brother dead, Sophia Whitfield struggles to save her beloved childhood home during the Civil War. Another bluecoat is staggering down the hill, but before Sophia allows him to rob and pilfer like the others, she shoots him. How is she to know it is Gavin, the dark knight of her youth, carrying secrets too horrific to imagine and a passion that ignites her deepest desires? As Sophia gradually learns Gavin’s secrets—and enjoys his talents in the bedroom—she discovers how to finally know her own heart. Can she save the Land of Falling Stars, or will she lose it all to the horrors of the War and Reconstruction? And will the Southern lady and the Yankee soldier be able to recapture the bliss of their youth—this time in each other’s arms?


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8 comments… add one
  • Dudley Bokoski Dec 12, 2011 @ 14:53

    Please tell me Keta Diablo is a pen name for Newt Gingrich.

  • Roger E Watson Dec 12, 2011 @ 13:51

    Whoa, Kevin !! Can I order this through your Amazon connection ? 😉

  • John Buchanan Dec 12, 2011 @ 10:56

    I think you should all be ashamed of yourselves!!!

    It is obvious that that this brave Southron woman has donated much of her clothing to the local Confederate Widows & Orphans Relief Society, and that she is over come with the emotion of her generosity.

    And it is her good fortune that a Confederate plumber has stepped in to attempt to revive her. How do I know he is a plumber? Just look at his trousers!

    You people are just…well, words fail me!

    • Michael Dec 12, 2011 @ 20:34

      Best.Comment. EVER! 😉

  • Barbara Gannon Dec 12, 2011 @ 9:31

    Does Nina Silber know about this? Gendered reconstruction and reunion alert!

    • Kevin Levin Dec 12, 2011 @ 9:36

      I believe she missed this genre. 🙂 Admittedly, it’s a silly post, but it is worth reflecting on the continued attraction of the southern belle/plantation mistress as a sexual object. Why is that?

      • Mike R Dec 12, 2011 @ 10:11

        ” but is it worth reflecting on the continued attraction of the southern belle/plantation mistress as a sexual object.”
        Really Kevin. Do we need another book about the man/boy in butternut and his orphaned, penniless Pennsylvania hausfrau and their passion for each other and all things apple, raisin and nut filled. You know, like that book: “Land of Yankee Strudels”

        • Kevin Levin Dec 12, 2011 @ 10:12

          That sounds simply delicious, Mike. 🙂

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