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The Lady and the Officer
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Release Date: August 2014
Page Count: 352
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Binding: Perfectbound
ISBN: 978-0-7369-5054-1
Case Lot Quantity: 40
Collection/Series Name: Civil War Heroines Series
Series: 2

The Lady and the Officer

Bestselling author Mary Ellis (A Widow’s Hope) presents The Lady and the Officer, Book 2 of her new Civil War historical romance series, which tells the stories of brave women and the men who love them.

Serving for a brief time as a nurse after the devastating battle of Gettysburg, Madeline Howard saves the life of Elliot Haywood, a colonel in the Confederate Home Guard. But even though Maddy makes her home in the South, her heart and political sympathies belong to General James Downing, a soldier from the North.

However, Colonel Haywood has never forgotten the beautiful nurse, and when he unexpectedly meets her again in Richmond, he is determined to win her. But while rubbing elbows with army officers and cavalry generals and war department officials in her aunt and uncle’s palatial home, Maddy overhears plans for a Confederate attack in northern Virginia. She knows passing along this information may save the life of her beloved James, but at what cost? Can she really betray the trust of her family and friends?

Maddy’s heart is pulled between wanting to be loyal to those who care for her and wanting to help the man she believes is on the right side of the conflict. Two men love her. Will her faith in God show her the way to a bright future, or will her choices bring a devastation of their own?

Meet the author

Mary Ellis

Mary Ellis

Mary Ellis is the bestselling author of many books, including A Widow's Hope, An Amish Family Reunion, and Living in Harmony. She and her husband live in central Ohio, where they try to live a simpler style of life.

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Editorial Reviews

"This story will touch readers' hearts and souls and stay with them long after the book ends."
RT Book Reviews

"This is a lovely story..."

"Mary Ellis did a great job in the development of the characters, dialogue, and scenes."

"Great character development!"

" will be glad you picked up this book."

"The story moves quickly along and keeps the reader engaged."

"I loved the romance involved in the story."

" with historical detail."

"This is a must read book."

"The Lady and the Officer is an excellent historical romance—perfect for weekend reading!"

"If you love anything to do with the Civil War and Historical romance—you don't want to miss this book."

" easy-to-read novel with sympathetic characters, well researched plot elements, and believable situations."

"A really enjoyable read."

"The story was unpredictable and kept me guessing."

"I liked the morals of the main characters in the book..."

"Mary Ellis has written characters that are true to life and believable."

"I would recommend it if you like historical fiction."


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"Very enjoyable story with strong, likable characters. I highly recommend this one!"
Pegg Thomas,

"Mary really outdid herself with this book. It kept me reading into all hours of the night wanting to know what happen next."
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