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The Bride Fair (Harlequin Historical, No. 603)
The Bride Fair - Harlequin Historical, No. 603 Author:Cheryl Reavis Maria Markham had survived the War only to tolerate the Occupation barely, while daily facing haunting memories of loss. But then Max Woodard, an enigmatic Army colonel with a gentle heart, offered her passion and a loving partnership in a brave new world. Though a former prisoner of war, Colonel Max Woodard vowed to deal fairly with the Souther... more »ners under his governance. He yearned to understand them, most particularly Maria Markham, a womanly mix of true grit and glory. But could she ever love a man who wore the face of an enemy?« less
This was a well-written, easy read about the Reconstruction South. If you just can't read another Regency romance, give it a try...
The heroine is living with her dad, taking care of him, and they are providing a room to the Union army colonel who is in charge of the town. She is concealing a pregnancy, and hates Yankees. He has his own ghosts, as he was formerly incarcerated at the Confederate prison nearby. As you might guess, romance ensues.