By Rita Mae Brown
From the prestigious writer of Rubyfruit Jungle and Bingo comes a stirring novel of the Civil warfare, a story of true love and flawed identification. Brimming with colorful characters and bright settings, High Hearts is Rita Mae Brown at her most ambitious and entertaining.
April 12, 1861. vivid, gutsy and young,Geneva Chatfield marries Nash Hart in Albemarle County, Virginia, the same day citadel Sumter's weapons hearth the beginning of the Civil warfare. 5 days later she loses him as Nash joins the accomplice military. Geneva, who's known as the simplest rider in view that mild Horse Harry Lee, cuts her hair, dons a uniform, enlists as "Jimmy Chatfield," then rides off to be with her beloved Nash. yet delicate Nash recoils in horror from the violence of struggle, whereas Geneva is invigorated by means of the chase and the struggle. Can she be all the man her husband isn't? She'll certain as hell try. But there's a worry, and his identify is Major "Mars" Vickers. This macho significant, to his own shock and amazement, reveals himself inexplicably attracted to the younger soldier named "Jimmy." And this can be merely the start of a singular that moves with sureness and beauty from the ferocity of battle to the fight at the homefront, and brings passion and sly humor to a narrative of dawning love. High Hearts is a penetrating, delightful and sweeping story that offers clean lifestyles to a fascinating time