Originally published at Eight Hobbits
Against the sprawling backdrop of the Civil War, Southern belle Brigid McGinnis comes of age. When she happens upon a wounded Confederate soldier on her father’s estate, she faces a huge dilemma: how do you hide a man in a house full of servants and family? To make matters worse, the soldier, Dominic, has lost his memory.
As she nurses him back to health, Dominic falls for the young fraulein. Tragic events in their past bring them both together in a time of massive uncertainty. Both must go on in the war, as duty and honor work to separate them. Brigid wrestles with a crumbling society and values that are questioned. Is her father truly a slave owner? What are the mysterious sounds from the root cellar at night?
Dominic’s past haunts him, and his present is confused with his slowly returning memory. As Sherman prepares to attack Atlanta, Dominic must negotiate with Catholic priests, dodge old enemies, and survive in battle. Will he ever find Brigid again? Meanwhile,