This novel is basically about an army captain and an army doctor's daughter. Caleb and Lily. Caleb is plagued with nightmares from Washita and other battles and is nearing his retirement and the time he can join his family's ranch back in Kansas. Lily is a girl who, while knowing her medicine and literature is not so adept in knowing her own mind and heart.
Caleb gets 5 stars. Lily, on the other
hand..OMGoodness...I haven't read about a heroine that I so wanted to
smack aside the head in a loooong time. Personally, I think Caleb should
have forgotten about Lily and courted her sister Rose instead. (you
know, the pudgy red head that not even two hundred soldiers care to look
at?~ I know. Impossible. Rose is everything Lily is not. She's sweet,
loving and knows her own mind. She's a gem). Lily is a wee bit on the
selfish side. That took a star off it for me. I would have taken more
stars off but I held back...now, now, no need to bomb a book cos you
don't like a character..lol
The story itself is good. And the writing is good. I just think Caleb deserved better.
Note to author: Do I see a sequel in the making? Maybe between Seth and Rose?????
is no sex or cussing in this book. There is some descriptions of
battles. Nothing too descriptive.I would feel comfortable letting my
daughter read this book.