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It's May 1865, and the Civil War is finally over, but for Grace Cunningham, the hardship has not ended. Her older brother died in battle, and she and her mother haven't had word from her father in so long that Grace assumes he has died as well. Just nineteen years old, Grace must keep their Alabama farm running so that the bank does not take it away and sell it to Yankee carpetbaggers, for her mother is not strong enough emotionally. One day, a Northerner, Jonathan Parker arrives, bringing Grace's father's Bible -- and the news that he has most likely died of a terrible illness. Even though he is a Yankee, one of the enemy, Grace finds herself falling in love with Jonathan. But Jonathan is determined to return to his home in Kentucky once he fulfills what he sees as his obligation to Grace and her mother -- and following him would mean leaving her beloved home. Grace then struggles to make a decision.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Civil war romance Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   yankee loving confederate Making a living subplot    -   Yes Making a living:    -   pioneering in countryside

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   farmer Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   a teen Profession/status:    -   farmer Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   50% Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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