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Two Great Families...Two Tempestuous Loves...And the turbulent times that shaped them all.

Cynthia Stapleton--the Louisiana beauty whose passion for her Northern husband was tainted by the fear that she was merely one of "the spoils of war"

Jonathan Stapleton--the Union general turned New York powerbroker...torn between his public self and his private desires

Rawdon Stapleton
Hardcover, 524 pages
Published March 13th 1985 by Putnam
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I love historical fiction, particularly from the Civil War time period, so this book was right up my alley. One thing I really liked about it was that it took place in the years after the Civil War had ended and so it showed what it was like as the country tried to heal. The book follows Jonathan (a former Union general) and his second wife, Cynthia (a former southern belle), and the conflicts that inflict their marriage due to their different values and beliefs. Yet, those conflicts also occur ...more
Loved this story, I really fell in love with the characters.
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