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A Fog in Charleston
by L. Anne Beard (Goodreads Author)
After a car accident in Charleston, SC in 2011 Caroline Porter wakes up in 1861 on the eve of the Civil War. Befriending General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard she assists him using her knowledge as a Civil War historian. Through their friendship, she meets a host of characters and historical figures, all the while trying to convince the Confederate Government of her ...more
Paperback, 424 pages
Published September 6th 2014 by Createspace
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As a Southerner, I'm sometimes wary of books written about events in Southern history or those with Southerners as main characters, especially if the author isn't a native of the South. That was a non-issue with this novel because even though the author was not born here, she has the heart and soul of a native Southerner. I loved the relationship between Caroline and Beauregard--the tension and angst kept me hooked. And I have to admit that I almost stood up and cheered as the events unfolded in ...more
I honestly don't read many historical fiction books, just because I am not that bit of a history buff. But this one I really did like. Bit of romance wonderfully mixed in with the historical facts. And if you are a history buff, you get to meet all the heroes of the Civil War, but if you are not that into history, you can let yourself get wrapped into the plot. Wonderful story in which I learned some things about the Civil War that I had not known before, and it leaves you thinking in the end. ...more
Living in a fantasy world to escape her parents divorce, L. Anne Beard began making up stories at an early age and began committing them to paper as soon as she could as well. Finding safety even in the darkest of moment of her imagination, she preferred that to the pain and eventual banality of her life growing up. Writing her first complete novel when she was 15 she received praise from her ...moreMore about L. Anne Beard...