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A Time for Everything by Mysti Parker
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Jun 25, 2016

it was amazing
bookshelves: 19th-century-america, 5-star-reads, civil-war, post-civil-war

Excellent Post Civil War Love Story

Set in Tennessee beginning in December 1865, this is the story of Portia McAllister whose husband, a Confederate soldier, died in the war and then she lost her 2-year-old daughter to sickness. With nothing left, Portia accepts a position with widower Beauregard Stanford as housekeeper and tutor to his 11-year-old son, never realizing he fought for the North while her husband died for the South.

To be together, Portia and Beau have much to overcome and much to forgive. And others have their own ideas as to how they should spend their lives, so there are challenges to overcome.

This is a well-written, intimate look into small town relationships after the Civil War when emotions and prejudices ran high. It is also the story of how people deal with the loss of a spouse they deeply loved. Parker has created some wonderful characters to bring this period in America’s history to life.

While the story lacks a love scene, there’s enough sexual tension and sizzle between the hero and heroine that the chemistry between them is believable. And there are some incredibly exciting scenes as villains and good guys battle.

A great post Civil War story. I recommend it!
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Reading Progress

June 25, 2016 – Started Reading
June 25, 2016 – Shelved
Finished Reading
July 10, 2016 – Shelved as: 19th-century-america
July 10, 2016 – Shelved as: 5-star-reads
July 10, 2016 – Shelved as: civil-war
July 10, 2016 – Shelved as: post-civil-war

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