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Subject: Civil War + Time Travel
Date Posted: 4/20/2011 2:40 PM ET
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I'm in the mood to read books about the American Civil War. Hero can be from either side but for a twist I would like the heroin to be from the future. I would prefer book were she stays in the past. I always hate it when in time travel books she goes back to the future and meets his desendent or recarnation it has always seemed like a copout to me ;o}  Thanks!! 

Date Posted: 4/20/2011 3:16 PM ET
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The Civil War isn't one of my top favorite eras so I don't read a lot of books with that setting, however one post-Civil War book that I absolutely loved was one by Kristin Hannah. Hero is Civil War veteran, heroine comes from current day and after being struck down in the street is given a second chance at life but as wife on a PNW island, but is also a woman everyone hates. It's http://www.paperbackswap.com/Once-Life-Kristin-Hannah/book/0449148386/.

I think Constance O'Day-Flannery (or something like that) did some CW era or Deep South era time-travels.


Date Posted: 4/21/2011 9:55 AM ET
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Meant To Be by Ruth Ann Nordin

Date Posted: 4/25/2011 3:35 PM ET
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There is an author named Allen Appel who has written a series of time travel novels, and the fourth book (and that is the last of the sereis so far though its ending really leaves it open for future sequels) involves the hero and his girlfriend (later wife) traveling to the time of the Cvil War.  In the first three volumes, he went to the Russian Revolution, the Battle of Little Big Horn, and World War II.

Date Posted: 5/2/2011 9:58 PM ET
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I just read a really good HQ Blaze that's not time travel, but it had a similar vibe to it and otherwise fits your requests (heroine is from the present, hero is a Union soldier).  It's The Haunting  by Hope Tarr.