Love conquers all in Heather Graham’s Civil War series, as a delicate love—born from the bitter aftermath of war—is destined to bloom on the untamed frontier.
As the dust settles in the South, Christa Cameron emerges from the Confederacy’s bitter defeat bent but not broken, her spirit unvanquished, and her sense of outrage inflamed. To save her family’s plantation, Christa hopes to marry a Yankee officer . . . so she coaxes one into a legal union. But Christa vows not to compromise her pride or her purity—no matter how far her virile new husband carries her from home.
Though she might not think much of him, Colonel Jeremy McCauley has fallen hard for the stunning, stubborn Christa. As the cavalry heads west with the stampeding buffalo, Jeremy insists that she play the part of loyal army wife and join him, intending to build a new world on the ashes of the old. But when Christa is taken hostage by a dangerous Indian tribe, Jeremy must prove the startling depths of his devotion—and fulfill the promise of a love as fierce as the American wilderness.
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
The third volume in Graham's ( And One Wore Gray , which has 635,000 copies in print) saga of the Cameron clan focuses on sister Christa in post-Civil War Virginia. Desperately attempting to save her family home from Northerners exploiting their victory, Christa convinces Yankee Colonel Jeremy McCauley, her sister-in-law's brother, to marry her. When McCauley is posted West with the cavalry, Christa joins him, managing to continue to smell of roses even as she confronts tarantulas, buffalo stampedes and capture by Comanches. Her Southern pride battles her lust for the handsome Northerner she has married. Indeed, lust seems to be all that holds this couple together. Rough verbal and physical treatment of Christa seems de rigueur for Jeremy--unable to decide from moment to moment whether to display his passion via anger or seduction. Writes Christa in her journal: ``He is fascinating to me, and I am compelled by him nearly as much as I am infuriated.'' The action unfolds fairly predictably until an 11th-hour twist makes this tale a bit more exciting and its ending less certain.