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Beloved Enemy

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  7 reviews


Julia Chandler was a true daughter of the Confederacy, believing any man who wore Union blue was no man at all. But the magic of a costume ball transformed her, and she looked beyond his mask and saw in the eyes of Major Robert Montgomery the mirror of her very soul!

Major Rob Montgomery had good reason to hate Southerners. Hadn'

Mass Market Paperback, 296 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Harlequin
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Aug 08, 2010 rated it it was ok
1863, Alexandria Virginia. Sisters Carolyn and Julia Chandler, loyal Confederates, plot to crash a masquerade ball put on by Yankee railroad tycoon George Winstead. The Chandler's loyal servants help the young ladies sneak out from under their parent's watchful eyes (!!) and they're off to the ball, but Julia has other things in mind than just catching the eye of a handsome man. Her parents plan to wed her to her odious cousin Payton Norwood, and she gets it in her brain if she's debouched, he'l ...more
Virginia Welch
Mar 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Hands down: This is my all-time favorite historical fiction romance. Set during the Civil War, young, naive Confederate girl falls in love with a Union soldier. The ending has a neat twist. The writing is compelling and funny at times--the comedy surprises you because she writes in such a way that you don't see it coming. The story is based on the true account of a break-out of Union soldiers from a confederate prison in Richmond, Va. I liked the story so much I actually drove to Richmond just t ...more
Feb 18, 2010 rated it liked it
December 1863 - Alexandria, Virginia
Marriage to her cousin was not an option for Julia Chandler, she simply had to find a way out. The invitation to the masked ball was there, even if it wasn’t intended for them, she may be able to find the solution there. The right questions, the right approach, the right man, she had to find a way to overlook them all being Yankees. It was an order for him to be there, Major Robert Montgomery didn’t want to be there, but the time was not a complete waste, he
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: teens, adults
*happy dance*

I absolutely and adore historical romance; and this book is very priceless to me. It's my priced possession amongst the books have (cause I found it in a second-hand book store). And it would in the top of my charts beyond hundreds and hundreds of stories I've read. And the romance is just... Romance. It's love. Nowadays, people only care about the sex and stuff I wouldn't dare say in this review, so it's rare to find genuinely adorable characters
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Oct 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Set during the Civil War in Virginia, Beloved Enemy breaks the boundaries of the romance genre. Julia Chandler's parents promise her hand to a man she wants no part of. A humorous costume ball follows where Julia sets out to be "ruined" by a Yankee. Instead of finding a stereotypical rude Northerner, she discovers a true gentleman in Major Rob Montgomery.

Although I giggled at romancy words like "manhood," Schaller does an excellent job of telling a historically correct tale within the confines o
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Great love story! There is tenderness and passion, without sex scenes.
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Mary W. Schaller is a native of Washington, D.C. (and remains staunchly non-partisan for survival!), an army brat and navy wife. She graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in Theatre Arts, and early in her career she worked in the communications department at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in Culver City, Calif. Nearly 30 years ago, she returned to the Washington ar

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