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The Rebel's Kiss by Christine Dorsey
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 19th-century-america, american-patriotic, post-civil-war, 5-star-reads

Captivating Post Civil War Story

Set in 1865, just as the Civil War is ending, this is the story of Dr. Jacob (“Jake”) Morgan, who has seen enough blood and men dying to last him a lifetime. Having lost his wife and young son to death, he heads west toward Texas. He gets as far as Kansas where he is mistaken for a bushwhacker and shot by Samantha (“Sam”) Lowery, left alone on her family’s ranch with only her younger brother, Will.

Despite her menfolk have been killed by Rebels, Sam decides to nurse the Rebel soldier who, she discovers, is a doctor and not a bushwhacker. As he recovers, the chemistry between them grows and Sam discovers Jake is an honorable man.

Dorsey’s penchant for details and putting the reader in the character’s head captured me. The emotions each feels comes across as real. Despite the quick changes in point of view (which normally distracts), I liked the story. I so appreciated the author’s research into the era, even giving the reader a feel for the speech of the time.

It is very well written and highly recommended.
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Reading Progress

July 1, 2014 – Shelved
July 27, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
July 26, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
Started Reading
July 15, 2017 – Finished Reading
July 16, 2017 – Shelved as: 19th-century-america
July 16, 2017 – Shelved as: american-patriotic
July 16, 2017 – Shelved as: post-civil-war
July 16, 2017 – Shelved as: 5-star-reads

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