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From the celebrated author of RubyfruitJungle and Bingocomes a stirring novel of the Civil War, a tale oftrue love and mistaken identity. Brimming withcolorful characters and vivid settings, HighHearts is Rita Mae Brown at her mostambitious and entertaining.

April 12,1861. Bright, gutsy and young,Geneva Chatfieldmarries Nash Hart in Albemarle County, Virginia, thesame day Fort Sumter's guns fire the start of theCivil War. Five days later she loses him as Nashjoins the Confederate Army. Geneva, who is knownas the best rider since Light Horse Harry Lee,cuts her hair, dons a uniform, enlists as "JimmyChatfield," then rides off to be with herbeloved Nash. But sensitive Nash recoils in horrorfrom the violence of war, while Geneva isinvigorated by the chase and the fight. Can she be all theman her husband isn't? She'll sure as hell try.But there is a complication, and his name is Major"Mars" Vickers. This macho major, to his ownshock and amazement, finds himself inexplicablyattracted to the young soldier named "Jimmy."And this is only the beginning of a novel thatmoves with sureness and grace from the ferocity ofbattle to the struggle on the homefront, and bringspassion and sly humor to a story of dawning love.High Hearts is a penetrating,delightful and sweeping tale that gives fresh life to afascinatingtime

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307793973
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
main_subject
Author:
Brown, Rita Mae
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19870401
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
448

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