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This is a page-turning Civil War romance novel that asks one to choose honor or love, as it affects 3 lives entangled in the bloodiest conflict in American history. Countess Sophia Bario of Brazil is recruited as a Confederate spy, falls in love with Major Robert Norton, a Confederate cavalry officer, while married and pursued for murder.
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The year is 1864, the high-water mark of the Confederacy. For Love or Honor Bound is a historical romance novel concerning three young lives and how the American Civil War changed them. With exhaustive research and famous personalities throughout, James Tagget has written a story about love, loyalty and how money can change all the rules. Amidst cavalry charges, high-sea chases, spies and intrigue, lives are challenged by the bloodiest conflict in American history. One question remains. Would you hold the same values, under the same conditions? For love or for honor? Which one would you feel bound by?

This Civil War novel follows the lives of Countess Isabelle Sophia Bario, a Brazilian noble-woman recruited by the Confederacy as a spy, Robert George Norton, a Confederate cavalry officer facing Sherman's March to the Sea, and Ian Norton, his estranged brother, who commands the Union blockader, USS Superior. These three lives are interwoven against the backdrop of war, when the tide has swung against the South.

Robert Norton rides with a South Carolina cavalry brigade, on loan to shore up the undermanned forces protecting Georgia. As Sherman begins his bold strike towards Atlanta, Norton saves the Bario family from capture. Thus begins his involvement with Sophia, when they both desperately fall in love. As Norton fights rearguard and delay actions, outnumbered and outgunned, he also tries to protect Sophia. In the middle, of course, is Count Bario, who has killed before to safeguard his valuable wife. Robert can't prevent Sherman's burning of Atlanta, or his infamous march across Georgia to Savannah, but he can help Sophia and her family escape to Galveston, Texas. Yet the adventure doesn't end there!

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   one women--two brothers Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   seduction of someone else's wife Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   war bringing lovers together    -   spies If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   a better lover

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   spy    -   diplomat Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:    -   clairvoyant Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   blissful


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Texas    -   Northeast    -   Deep South Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   warship Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   explicit references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   60% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Vagia talk Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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