The Northern Star by Jodi Thomas is simply a wonderful tale of Perry McLain and Hunter Kirkland. From the beginning the story sets off into an action-packed tale of this wonderful duo, and it keeps the active pace from beginning to end.
Perry is running from the Union Army after setting fire to her plantation home and fields, to prevent them from seizing the property. Captain Wade Williams of the Union Army is searching for Perry in order to try her as a traitor. Wade is always a close step behind her, and Perry must take some daring moves in order to protect herself. One of which is to pose as a boy in dirty clothes and a filthy hat. This works well, as nobody pays much attention to the dirty boy, especially when there is so much bloodshed around them from the war.
While hiding out in an old barn, Perry finds a seriously wounded Captain Hunter Kirkland. While attempting to save the Captain and find him the medical care he desperately needs, Perry is taken directly into the hands of the Union Army and her enemy, Wade Williams - also Hunter's hated cousin. Amoung these conflicts, Perry manages to remove her boyish costume at times, and Hunter starts to believe the woman he sees is merely a wonderful dream. As he continues to dream and think of this beautiful angel, the two become closer and closer, and Hunter soon believes he's going insane with this impossible fantasy. As his health returns, he tries to continue life without thinking of this angel of his dreams, but she's always in his thoughts.
There are many twists and turns, and unforgettable characters along the way that will keep anyone entertained from the first page to the last. The romance is sweet and quite flowery, but the conflicts and action is intense.
The use of balloons during the Civil War is part of this story; it is during the closing days of the war.
This is an early book by Jodi Thomas and it shows. A Union officer is after the lovely Perry McLain and she is trying to save the wounded Hunter Kirkland. This sends her deep into Union territory.
I thought this was very average.
was their love a vision of desire...or a dream come true