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.
The review of this Book prepared by Ian Treadwell
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!
The review of this Book prepared by Derek Hart