Claire Dryden is on the run, pursued by the Pinkertons and a hired killer because she's escaped with a treasure: Michael O'Brien. Claire promised Michael's dying mother, Marilee, that she would protect her baby. Now Claire and Michael have spent years evading their ruthless pursuers, hired by Trevor Wenger, Marilee's father.
Fortune O'Brien's life has been blighted by the loss of his wife, Marilee, and the abduction of his infant son. When the war is over, Fortune learns that his son is still alive and is now six years old.
Fortune also learns of Claire's escape with the baby and of all the years Trevor has tried to find her. Once Claire is located and the hired gun eliminated, Fortune finds the woman he has hated for taking his son to be a devoted mother to Michael.
Unwilling to separate them, Fortune offers Claire marriage with the understanding that his heart will always belong to Marilee. Claire accepts, believing that she has sentenced herself to a life of loving a man who can never love her.
This is the third installment in a Civil War trilogy by Sara Orwig.
After the war, Union Colonel Fortune O'Brien goes to Georgia to locate the graves of his wife and son. When he discovers his son, Michael, is still alive, Fortune vows to find him. Michael's guardian,
lovely Claire Dryden, is just as determinded to shield Michael from his father. The three manage to make a somehwhat unconvential home in post-war Atlanta.
This is the third book in trilogy that began with New Orleans. Handsome Yankee colonel, Fortune O'Brien, searched for and found the son stolen from him only to have him stolen again. The novel sweeps from the battlefields of the Civil War to its turbulent aftermath. There are intoxicating heights of passion and deep chalenges of love as a strong man and a gallant woman come together...both desiring to keep the child they each call their own.
Very good book!
An irrestistible novel that sweeps from the Civil War to the aftermath and from intoxication heights off passion