By Rita Mae Brown
From the prestigious writer of Rubyfruit Jungle and Bingo comes a stirring novel of the Civil struggle, a story of true love and unsuitable id. Brimming with colorful characters and brilliant settings, High Hearts is Rita Mae Brown at her most ambitious and entertaining.
April 12, 1861. brilliant, gutsy and young,Geneva Chatfield marries Nash Hart in Albemarle County, Virginia, the same day castle Sumter's weapons hearth the beginning of the Civil battle. 5 days later she loses him as Nash joins the accomplice military. Geneva, who's known as the simplest rider when you consider that mild Horse Harry Lee, cuts her hair, dons a uniform, enlists as "Jimmy Chatfield," then rides off to be with her beloved Nash. yet delicate Nash recoils in horror from the violence of warfare, whereas Geneva is invigorated by way of the chase and the struggle. Can she be all the man her husband isn't? She'll definite as hell try. But there's a hassle, and his identify is Major "Mars" Vickers. This macho significant, to his own shock and amazement, reveals himself inexplicably attracted to the younger soldier named "Jimmy." And this is often merely the start of a singular that moves with sureness and style from the ferocity of battle to the fight at the homefront, and brings passion and sly humor to a narrative of dawning love. High Hearts is a penetrating, delightful and sweeping story that offers clean lifestyles to a fascinating time
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Nash sat throughout from her in his worn collage chair. She slumped down within the rolling fingers and comfortable seat of a fats chair full of horsehair. “The Maupin boys joined the infantry. Turners, too. The 5 Huff brothers signed for the artillery. ” A mild tone of pleasure snuck into his deep voice. “Jennifer Fitzgerald knowledgeable mom that everybody she is aware is stitching uniforms. ” “What colour, I’d prefer to recognize. ” “Homespun, i assume. ” Geneva savored one other wealthy swallow. “That is sensible. ” He exhaled. “Little else does. I’d believe greater approximately going if I knew you have been with baby. ” Geneva’s eyes bought higher. “Nash, don’t say any such factor. You’ll come domestic, and we’ll have plenty of infants. I’ll throw them like litters. it may well take me it slow, you recognize. ” He seemed wondered. No, he didn’t be aware of. used to be the appearance of kids yet one more girl secret? “I’ll attend to that every and each day. ” She smiled. “I have no doubt on that ranking, yet I’m now not continuously on time. in reality, i will cross months with no my pal. There’s no rhyme or cause with me approximately that, yet mom says it’s simply because I’m younger. My insides will cool down later, i guess. ” “You glance gorgeous on your costume and scarf this night. ” His eyes glittered. “You knocked again a whiskey. somebody appears solid then. ” She teased him. real, he indulged, yet he was once operating up his braveness to inform her concerning the day after day after today. by some means the possibility of warfare appeared more straightforward than this. “Stone sober, i might locate you both attractive. ” He crossed over to her chair, bent low, and brushed his lips throughout her hand. Then he grew to become her surrender and ran his tongue alongside her palm. “You have a protracted lifeline. ” He licked her palm back. Geneva felt a hurry of blood to her temples. Nash held her hand in his left hand, positioned his correct at the back of her head, and kissed her. “I like seeing you in lengthy attire. i love imagining what’s beneath. ” He bit her neck. “Let’s move upstairs. ” within the firelight he slowly undressed her. First he got rid of the scarf and twirled it round her shoulders. Then he loose her costume from in the back of. while the costume was once open, he positioned his fingers on her shoulders and moved the costume downwards so the material hung round her waist like petals. He played a similar movement for her silk chemise. He kissed the road of her neck all the way down to her small breasts after which all the way down to her navel. He reached below her petticoats and touched her internal thigh. Then he peeled off the costume and the petticoats, layer after layer. He suggestion his cock may rip during the material of his trousers. “Under the covers,” he stated breathlessly. He propped the pillows up opposed to the headboard, leaned opposed to it, and positioned her on him whereas he sat upright. He pulled the blankets round her shoulders, then he slid his fingers below her buttocks. He cherished to consider her tight little ass. As Geneva kissed him, she ran her palms throughout the skinny line of hair among his pectoral muscle tissue. whilst Nash got here, he had visions of a volcano erupting. It couldn’t be this strong for different males, he concept.