Five years after the final shot was fired in the War Between the States, Selah Daughtry can barely manage to keep herself, her two younger sisters, and their spinster cousin fed and clothed. With their family's Mississippi plantation swamped by debt and the Big House falling down around them, the only option seems to be giving up their ancestral land.
Pinkerton agent and former Union cavalryman Levi Riggins is investigating a series of robberies and sabotage linked to the impoverished Daughtry plantation. Posing as a hotel management agent for the railroad, he tells Selah he'll help her save her home, but only if it is converted into a hotel. With Selah otherwise engaged with renovations, Levi moves onto the property to "supervise" while he actually attends to his real assignment right under her nose.
Selah isn't sure she entirely trusts the handsome Yankee, but she'd do almost anything to save her home. What she never expected to encounter was his assault on her heart.
About The Author
Anyway, I find myself, after more than half the years I’ve been alive, still married to my last college boyfriend. He still makes me laugh, he still gives me the warm fuzzies, and he still checks my tires, so I guess I’ll keep him. We somewhat successfully raised two young adults, who are both married and have begun producing amazing grandchildren. My cup runneth over.
Anyone who wants to know more about me should read my books and my blog. I am something of a hermit In Real Life, except in the classroom and on my computer, but I am very much interested in what makes my readers tick. And what ticks them off. And what makes them smile. So please email me here. I promise to answer.
We begin this book with a bang, or a train wreck and you wonder how this is all tied together, and what a journey you are about to begin as you page turn, and beware it is hard to put down.
The time period here is 1870’s and the South, and particularly plantations that were run on the back of slaves, are really in disrepair and literally falling down, or at least the buildings are.
Loved the way the author’s mind works here and how one in particular plantation home has the opportunity to be saved, but getting there has a lot of pitfalls and scary moments, and multiple surprises.
Come and journey back in time to a rebirth, and changing times, along with a bit of romance, and when it ends it will linger with you.
Also, there is a tease as book two will be coming!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Revell, and was not required to give a positive review.