This historical romance is set during the Civil War period of 1861. Valerie Fontaine, the heroine is 19 years old and struggling with the unexpected loss of her dear mother. She rashly decides to leave her finishing school in Virginia and comes home unexpectedly to New Orleans to be with her father over the Christmas holidays.
Upon arriving home, her dreams of comfort and having a close relationship with her father are dashed when she is met by the bitter and angry man he has become. Saddened, hurt and desperately missing her mother, she pours her heart out to God while she struggles to carry out her responsibilities at home and in the community.
An unexpected guest, Benjamin McCabe offers Valerie a joyful distraction from all that is happening around her. As their relationship deepens, she finds solace, comfort and a love that runs deep and pure. Unfortunately, her father's actions cause turmoil forcing Valerie to go into hiding and run for her life.
Can their love survive?
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Many thanks to Glass Road Public Relations for the opportunity to review this book.