Heart of a Dove
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Heart of a Dove

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The Civil War has ended, leaving the country with a gaping wound. Lorie Blake, a southern orphan sold into prostitution at fifteen, has carefully guarded her aching soul from the disgrace forced upon her every evening. Two years have passed, leaving her with little hope of anything more. Meanwhile, three men -- longtime friends -- and a young boy with a heart of gold are traveling northward, planning to rebuild their lives in the north and leave behind the horrors of their time as soldiers in the Confederate Army. Fate, however, has plans of its own, causing their lives to collide in a river town whorehouse. Forced to flee, Lorie escapes and joins them on the journey north. But danger stalks them all in the form of a vindictive whorehouse madam and an ex-Union soldier, insane and bent on exacting revenge. At last, Lorie must come to terms with her past and devastating secrets that she cannot yet bear to reveal. Heart of a Dove is the first book in a gripping, sweeping romantic saga of pain, unbearable choices, loss and true love set against the backdrop of a scarred, post-Civil War America.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 398g
  • Central Avenue Publishing
  • BC, Canada
  • English
  • 1771680148
  • 9781771680141

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"Set just after the U.S. Civil War, this passionate opening volume of a projected series successfully melds historical narrative, women s issues, and breathless romance with horsewomanship, trailside deer-gutting, and alluring smidgeons of Celtic ESP." "Publishers Weekly"" "With a sweet romance, good natured camaraderie, and a very real element of danger, this book is hard to put down." "San Francisco Book Review"" "There is a lot I liked about this book. It didn t pull punches, it feels period, it was filled with memorable characters and at times lovely descriptions and language. Even though there is a sequel coming, this book feels complete." "Dear Author""show more

About Abbie Williams

Abbie Williams has been addicted to love stories ever since first sneaking her mother's copy of "The Flame and the Flower." An avid lover of language, history and women's studies, when she isn't writing, teaching, or taking care of her busy family, you can find her hanging out on the dock, listening to some good bluegrass music.show more

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52 ratings
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