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At the end of the civil war, Olivia Chandler went to go meet her love Matthew Bowen at the train station, only to see him step off the train with a pregnant wife. Heartbroken, Olivia guards her emotions and throws herself into the family mill business.
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Matthew regrets never receiving Olivia's letter telling him they could get married. And during the war found comfort in the arms of another resulting in his beautiful daughter. Yet things begin to change when Matthew's wife dies and he is left struggling with a farm and young daughter. Matthew discovers that he needs Olivia in his life.
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Olivia Chandler's heart was shattered when her fiance, Matthew Bowen, returned from war - with a pregnant wife on his arm. Devestated, she spent long hours at the family lumber mill, trying to forget him. But when tragedy struck, and Matthew was suddenly left widowed, struggling to raise his young daughter alone, Olivia couldn't deny the motherless child...or the man who still made her weak with longing.
The review of this Book prepared by Lisa Higdon

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Civil war romance Searching/Rekindling love?    -   Yes Lost Lover:    -   rekindling love after long time Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Children/Pregnancy:    -   kid(s) make adults sensitive

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   farmer Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   blissful    -   mature

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   small businessman    -   wealthy Effect of sexing    -   confused    -   confident    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   blissful    -   unhappy for sexing the guy    -   guilty Unusual characteristics:    -   Frigid - would not even feel a jackhammer down there


United States    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm    -   lot of descript of crop raising Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   80%    -   nearly 100% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts    -   5-9 sex acts

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