Bright, gutsy and outrageous, Geneva Chatfield is the newly married daughter of the world's most renowned horsebreeder and the best rider in the South. So when Fort Sumter's guns signal the start of the Civil War, Geneva cuts her hair, dons a uniform and rides off as "Jimmy" Chatfield to enlist in the Confederate Army and be with her new husband, Nash. But there are complications: Major "Mars" Vickers finds himself inexplicably attracted to the youngest soldier in the company-Jimmy Chatfield...while on the home front there is Di-Peachy, Geneva's slave, whose beauty one man kills for and whose heritage is the Chatfields' best-kept secret...Lutie, Geneva's mother, a Southern lady who discovers new purpose nursing the wounded... and Sin-Sin and Ernie June, the servants who actually run the plantation, vying for power with laughter and tears, as they see their way of life irrevocably drawing to a close.
Wondering if this is a good book? I've read it before and bought it to read it again... and again! It's on the same par with Gone With the Wind.
The story about women who fought on the battlefeild in the
cival war. Romance adventure believable charactors.
What a shocking book. The toll of the our most bloody war has never been so real. The descriptions of the battles and aftermath made me want to put the book down and yet never put it down. It made me want to read more about the war.
All of Rita Mae's characters are real, with their fears and flaws. Even though the central charater is Geneva, the depth of each character and their role in the dynamics of the politics of the time is brought forth. There is no minor character in this tale. Everyone, as in the war, has a story and a purpose. WONDERFUL
High Hearts is a great read. It's about a woman who disguises herself as a man to fight in the Civil War next to her husband. It seems that Brown did a lot of research for this book so there is some good history. It is a love story, but well written. Chalk up another one for Rita Mae Brown.