From the celebrated author of "RubyfruitJungle" and "Bingo"comes a stirring novel of the Civil War, a tale oftrue love and mistaken identity. Brimming withcolorful characters and vivid settings, "HighHearts" is Rita Mae Brown at her mostambitious and entertaining.
April 12, 1861. Bright, gutsy and young, Geneva Chatfieldmarries Nash Hart in Albemarle County, Virginia, thesame day Fort Sumter's guns fire the start of theCivil War. Five days later she loses him as Nashjoins the Confederate Army. Geneva, who is knownas the best rider since Light Horse Harry Lee, cuts her hair, dons a uniform, enlists as "JimmyChatfield," then rides off to be with herbeloved Nash. But sensitive Nash recoils in horrorfrom the violence of war, while Geneva isinvigorated by the chase and the fight. Can she be all theman her husband isn't? She'll sure as hell try.But there is a complication, and his name is Major"Mars" Vickers. This macho major, to his ownshock and amazement, finds himself inexplicablyattracted to the young soldier named "Jimmy."And this is only the beginning of a novel thatmoves with sureness and grace from the ferocity ofbattle to the struggle on the homefront, and bringspassion and sly humor to a story of dawning love."High Hearts" is a penetrating, delightful and sweeping tale that gives fresh life to afascinatingtime.
About the Author
Rita Mae Brownis the bestselling author of the Sneaky Pie Brown series; the Sister Jane series;"A Nose for Justice"and"Murder Unleashed; Rubyfruit Jungle; In Her Day;"and"Six of One, "as well as several other novels. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet, Brown lives in Afton, Virginia."
"Excitingly painted...The story rides breathlessly in Geneva's saddle."--The New York Times Book Review