Tempest Author:Christina Savage From the best-selling author of "Dawn Wind," here is the compelling romance of a beautiful, daring woman who must fight to overcome her tragic past and win the man she loves. — On the eve of the Civil War, Mississippi belle Celia Bartlett is raped by Micah, the man her father has chosen to marry her and brother of the man she truly loves, Rafe La... more »ttimore. Fearing the truth may kill her father and drive Rafe to murder, Celia flees Vicksburg for Boston. Safely in the North, she is enraged when she hears that her father has suffered a heart attack after being brutally beaten for his anti-slavery views. Her violent homeland must be punished, and, accepting Captain Ambrose Powell's offer, Celia takes the code name "Hawkmoon" and begins to spy for the Union Army!
After two long years of duplicity, Celia does not feel avenged, but only guilty for her part in the war's deceit and treachery. She begs Captain Powell to free her of her obligation, but, desperate for information, he threatens to expose her as a traitor instead. Her only hope is to escape abroad, but now there is a tie deeper than fear that binds her to Vicksburg. Dear, gallant Rafe, thought to have been killed in a shipwreck, has returned home very much alive, and she must stay to redeem herself in her lover's eyes. On a dangerous ride through enemy lines to deliver false information and lead the Union Army astray, Celia knows that if she fails, she could lose everything: her beloved Rafe, her cherished Vicksburg, and her life!« less