Sunday, June 3, 2012

Beloved Enemy - A Book Review

Beloved Enemy is an historical fiction romance book set in the Civil War era.  Jenny is a beautiful young lady who turns the heads of everyone she meets.  She is faithful both to her family and to the land of her birth, but everything is put to the test when she falls in love with the handsome Union soldier Buck Brownell.

Jenny's father is a spy for the south and needs his daughter's help to carry messages into dangerous places.  He also discourages Jenny from seeing Buck.  When she gets caught her punishment is the firing squad.  Will Buck's love save her now?

Okay, this book was not what I though it would be.  I really enjoy reading books from this time period but this book did not impress me.  So many things seemed off.  The talk, the customs...everything.  It seemed to me that the author did not do his homework on this time period.  It was also way too much fighting for my taste.  I was looking for a sweet romance of a southern bell who falls for a union soldier, but instead I found more war details, fighting and pointless ramblings than I care to even describe.  It really was a disappointment.  The best thing about the book was the end, so I didn't have to muddle through it anymore.

***This book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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