What is in a name? A lot. What can happen to two people thrown together in the winter? A great read, Megan.
Thomas Heart, war-weary and emotionally closed-down, just wants a bit of peace. Hes looking for 140 acres of peace on his rural farm in Wisconsin, after the long years of the Civil War.
Instead of the abandoned farm he was expecting, Thomas finds his home and property occupied by a family of German nesters. Worse than that, one of the nesters swears she is married to Thomas.
When Thomas goes around the village looking for someone to attest to his unmarried state, he finds that almost all of the local men died in the Civil War; those few that survived left their minds and/or body-parts with the conflict.
Frustrated by his inability to prove that he is single, Thomas gets a wounded fellow soldier to look for Ginnys real husband. Ginny and the other women of the village devise plots to help Thomas remember his wife. Thomas wants none of it.
My only problem with the story is that it sagged some in the middle. Later, however, months were covered in just a few pages.
I dont want to give too much away about this lovely story; its one that stays with the reader long after the last page.
Jove Homespun Historical Romance