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Harrigan's Bride (Harlequin Historicals, No 439)
Harrigan's Bride - Harlequin Historicals, No 439
Author: Cheryl Reavis
ISBN-13: 9780373290390
ISBN-10: 037329039X
Publication Date: 11/1998
Pages: 297
Rating:
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3.4 stars, based on 47 ratings
Publisher: Harlequin
Book Type: Paperback
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Captain Thomas Harrigan has left the Friedricksburg battlefield and is checking the home of some old friends, the Calders. He finds Miss Emma (the mother) dead and helps bury her. He also finds the Calder daughter, Abiah, who is near death.

In spite of the possibility of court-martial for being AWOL (absent without leave), Thomas takes Abiah/Abby from her cold, empty home, hoping to find a safe place for her to get well.

Although Abiah is a Southern sympathizer and Thomas is a captain in the Union army, he takes her into Union territory, trying to save her life.

One of the quirks of life in the 1800s was the fact that Thomas should have left the young woman to die, rather than besmirch her reputation by travelling with her without a chaperone!

There are two antagonists in this tale: Elizabeth Channing (who jilted Thomas recently, without a word of explanation) and Thomas Grandfather Winthrop.

Thomas marries the dying Abiah to save her reputation and to get himself out of hot water with his supervisor, who wasnt pleased Thomas had ruined Abiahs reputation. It also gives him the right to get the care Abiah needs, now that he is next-of-kin.

Darkness gathers and the trouble begins .

I feel compelled to say a few words about Elizabeth Channing. She had to be dumber than dirt to have tossed away an honorable, living man during the Civil War! I would have doubted her reasoning, except I have known of at least 2 women (in current times) who have done the same thing!

I find books on relationships during the Civil War are very interesting. I prefer historical novels because of the events, circumstances and/or background -- that surround and affect the story.

After you read this great book, you might want to pick up ALWAYS TO REMEMBER (by Lorraine Heath), a book about relationships immediately after the Civil War. It won an award. I have also reviewed that book.
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After the Battle of Fredericksburg, Yankee Captain Thomas Harrigan decides to check on a college classmates family. Confederate or not, he owes his friend Guyre Thomas that much.

He finds Guyres mother dead and his sister Abiah burning up with fever. He takes her to the nearest town for help and discovers that his very presence has ruined her reputation. In order to save face, Thomas proposes.

Thomas returns to the battlefront. But once Abiah recovers she has little choice but to find Thomas family in Massachusetts. Though his mother welcomes her with open arms his grandfather and ex-fiance, Elizabeth, are none to pleased to have a Southerner in their midst.

Jealousy and treachery keep Abbie and Thomas letters from getting through and drive Abbie to run South, believing Thomas has betrayed her. Only after Thomas is reported killed does Abbie realize her error, but a miracle of fate will bring these stubborn lovers together again.
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Abiah Calder had always loved Thomas Harrigan. Always. But the war had contrived to make them enemies. Now that same war had bound them as man and wife. Yet did Thomas' heart's desire truly match her own?

When Thomas Harrigan found Abby dying in an abandoned house, he risked everything to see her safe. No matter that he was a Yankee captain and she a loyal Rebel. She was all that had been good and true in his life-and he would claim her as his own...
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A Civil war romance between Abiah Calder and Thomas Harrigan.
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one of the BEST books I've read in a long time!!
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story of a yankee woman and a rebel...
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A love story told during the Civil War. Very touching but ends well.
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Wow

couldn't put this one down

This book was SOOOOOO great!!!!

Enjoy
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Abiah Calder had always loved Thomas Harrigan. Always. But the war had contrived to make them enemies. Now that same war had bound them as man and wife. Yet did Thomas' heart's desire truly match her own?

When Thomas Harrigan found Abby dying in an abandoned house, he risked everything to see her safe. No matter that he was a Yankee captain and she a loyal Rebel. She was all that had been good and true in his life-and he would claim her as his own; and damn the consequences.
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Liked how story takes place in past and not a contemporary story.