On the Crest of a Wave Kindle Edition
|Length: 272 pages|
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On a nearby island, a prisoner of war camp is set up and when the heroine's brother is eventually captured it's there that he is sent. The island is also the barracks of a particular Union major who the heroine has several encounters with and ends up falling in love with. (to the anger of her family and fellow Southerners who consider her a traitor).
I thought the novel extremely well done and realistic. The romance is gradual and takes place over two years. There are many obstacles and the reader is unsure whether they can even be overcome. The reaction of her family and neighbors to their love is also realistic, we know from history that they wouldn't have been received with open arms at all and too many novels gloss over that aspect and "forgive and forget" all too quickly to be believable.This doesn't happen here. Both heroine and hero risk all to be together, including losing the ones they love the most.
There is no sex in this book, if there are one or two cuss words (and I can't recall any) they are very mild. Violence is minimal, in one instance someone is shot and in another a fight breaks out and people get stabbed. The details are not descriptive, and other than one scene where wounds are cautorized with hot knives there is little to make anyone squeamish.
We fight many of the same issues today. Compassion and understanding seep through every chapter as she describes the only answer to progress and peace.
Thank you, Fran McNabb.
It is not too hard for those of us who live in the deep south to imagine the difficulties of a north/south relationship during the Civil War, but most of us still rememember grandparents referring to that event as "The War of Northern Aggression." So the maginitude of the complications this romance involves resonates to this day.
Excellent book and the romantic content is suitable for young readers as well as adults.