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An Uncivilized Yankee
by V.V. Wedding
She’s a lightning rod for trouble... Orphaned and forced to flee from an abusive cousin, Estella Anderson finds an unexpected haven with her soldier uncle, as a Healer on General J.E.B. Stuart’s staff. Life in the Army of Northern Virginia’s cavalry is not easy, nor is it safe, but a young woman completely on her own is even more at risk. …and very much alone… As if her ho ...more
Kindle Edition, 433 pages
Published May 24th 2011
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If you like a nice, slow paced and drawn out romance, here is your match! An Uncivilized Yankee was a sweet historical novel with romance along the way. I wish the romance wouldn't have been so drawn out, because it seemed like it was the point of the novel, and it was just taking too long to reach that point. But, it should satisfy historical lovers throughout the book, and romantics more towards the end. Everyone has certain tastes, so pick it up and give it a whack!
Long, drawn out romance set in the battlefields of the civil war. What really turned me off was the fantasy part woven into a historical novel. Really? Special talents for healing, talking to horses, squirrels and dryads (had to look that up! Talking tree fairies no less!) It was ok. Had a nice ending thank goodness!
This is not at all the kind of book I usually read, but I really liked it! The pacing was excellent, and there was a lot of humor sprinkled in the dialogue which added lots of depth to the characters. The fantasy part of the book (it's not straight historical fiction) fits naturally into the story.