This is the second book in a Civil War trilogy by Sara Orwig.
Though Irish by birth, Caleb O'Brien is happy to fight for the South. In Memphis, he meets stubborn beauty Sophia Merrick, who runs her father's newspaper. Caleb is determinded to shield Sophia from the war. Unfortunately, Sophia is determinded to chase every story the war offers.
Great book! It is the second book in Sara Orwig's Southern trilogy. New Orleans is first, Memphis, and then Atlanta.
From the back cover:
MEMPHIS where the power of the North met the gallantry of the South in a searing, shifting struggle for the future of a nation and the survival of a way of life.
MEMPHIS where spirited, stunning Sophia Merrick picked up the reins left by her father and brothers when they went off to war--as she faced the dangers of battle and the desires of an invader.
MEMPHIS where ruggedley handsome, hard-riding cavalryman Caleb O'Brien fought for the Southland as his forefathers had for Ireland---and where he showed a girl who scorned the straitlaced limits of her sex how much a woman she was and how powerful passion could be.
MEMPHIS the unforgettable saga of a man, a woman, a struggle, a city--and of a love that soared above the smoke of battle.