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Subject: Any suggestions for civil war romances??
Date Posted: 7/31/2010 11:37 PM ET
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I am in need of some help1 I am searching for some new reading material.  I am a fan of historical romance.  No series books like Harlaquin but I do like books that read in series.  Some of my favorite authors are Johanna Lindsey, Victoria Alexander, Hannah Howell, Julie Garwood, Julia Quinn to name a few.  I am now interested in reading romance novels set in CIVIL WAR times.  Any suggestions would be helpful as I dont know where to start!  Thanks in advance for the suggestions!


Date Posted: 7/31/2010 11:40 PM ET
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Midnight Confessions - by Candace Proctor is a Civil War romance. Takes place in New Orleans when the North is occupied there. Very nice and steamy just like the city. An oldie but a goodie is Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen Woodiwiss. Read my copy so many times wore it out and had to get another one. I will have to think on some others, that is what I can come up with off the top of my head.

Date Posted: 8/1/2010 10:40 AM ET
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Love Candace Proctor.  Her books are "meaty".  Well developed plot and characters. 

Heather Graham did a couple of series during the Civil War era.  Favorite is:  One Wore Blue, One Wore Gray and One Rode West.  Definitely read them in order. 

Theresa Michaels-which is a pseudo for an author who has several pen names-but I can't remember who!  Corner of Heaven is still on my keeper shelf. 

Cheryl Reavis' historicals mostly set either in during the Civil War or directly after.  Most are on my keeper shelf.  The Prisoner is my far my favorite. 

I know that Laura Lee Gurhke has done several set during the Civil War but I can't remember titles. 

As a publisher, Harlequin Historicals used to do more of this period.  Some are better than others but none that I've read stand out as truly horrible/throw against the wall kinda stuff.  So you might try searching the era and the publisher and see what comes up. 



Date Posted: 8/1/2010 11:15 AM ET
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Here is a link to a website that gives a list of Civil War romances:




Date Posted: 8/1/2010 3:22 PM ET
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Jodi Thomas has a series about a group of brothers that is post Civil War.  If I remember correctly  there are some scenes in the beginning chapters set in the War.

Date Posted: 8/1/2010 4:15 PM ET
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Cindy Holby had a couple set during and just after the Civil War.

Date Posted: 8/2/2010 9:32 AM ET
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Thanks for the suggestions so far.  I have found several that I want to read!  Keep the suggestions coming!! :)


Date Posted: 8/2/2010 4:50 PM ET
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Always to Remember -- Lorraine Heath

Date Posted: 8/2/2010 10:50 PM ET
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It's not what would be considered a traditional romance but I totally loved  The Wedding Dress by Virginia Ellis. It takes place post Civil War although not long after and there is still enough in it to be considered a Civil War novel. It's got romance with it but it's also a lovely book about sisters and family.

Date Posted: 8/4/2010 8:32 PM ET
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You Belong to My Heart by Nan Ryan is a good Civil War read.  

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Date Posted: 8/20/2010 12:36 PM ET
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Yankee Stranger by Elswyth Thane. Published many years ago, this is a wonderful Civil War romance. It is the second in the author's well-known Williamsburg series, but is totally complete in itself. Well-drawn, memorable characters, impeccable historical detail and a compelling sense of time and place keep her stories in mind long after the book is finished.

Date Posted: 9/9/2010 9:39 AM ET
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ashes in wind - woodiweiss

Date Posted: 1/24/2011 3:55 PM ET
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The Soldier and the Rebel: Between the Thunder / Miracle of the Heart
Author: Patricia Potter