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The Civil War had separated beautiful, willful Lorena Selby from her husband. He had gone to fight the Yankees, while she stayed behind to protect the opulence of Selby Hall and the vast plantation it dominated.

But the Civil War brought danger. Danger because Sherman's plundering armies were advancing and Lorena's bel
Hardcover, 262 pages
Published 1959 by Doubleday
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For my favorite genre, Civil War HF, this one was just okay. It was mostly a romance, featuring characters who faired much too well in a time when NOBODY got by unscathed. Good entertainment, but not too useful if you're looking for realistic HF.
Aug 12, 2012 Phyllis rated it really liked it
Civil war story of beautiful, intelligent, hard-working plantation owner with her jerk husband who is a leader in the Confederacy. Well written story of the changes in everyone's life near the end end of and following the Civil War. Could be classified as historical fiction. Surprise ending.
Sep 01, 2012 Floqueta rated it really liked it
I read many years ago, but I remember it, as I liked it a lot. I had the paperback, but I lost it. If the opportunity arises, I would re-read this book.
Apr 17, 2008 Valine rated it it was ok
This was another goodwill find. a no-brainer romance that is fairly unoffensive, set during the civil war. Lorena is the leading character who keeps her place together during the war. But of course falls for a yankee, shockingly enough she is married to a jerk of a husband, who is a southerner. Quick read
Aug 05, 2016 Lorena rated it liked it
Quick easy romance read. Some details, for a modern reader, are hard to swallow; Feminism and Civil Rights still being in infancy at the time it was written- 1950's.
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Frank Gill Slaughter , pen-name Frank G. Slaughter, pseudonym C.V. Terry, was an American novelist and physician whose books sold more than 60 million copies. His novels drew on his own experience as a doctor and his interest in history and the Bible. Through his novels, he often introduced readers to new findings in medical research and new medical technologies.

Slaughter was born in Washington, D
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