"solid Civil War romance"
Growing up on a Texas plantation, the son of the overseer
Bowie Beckett loved the owner's daughter Maria Taylor.
However, though she followed him around the spread, he knew
she was out of reach.
During the Civil War Bowie runs the northern blockade that
enables him to bring cotton to the market and in turn
finance the Confederacy. His father feels Bowie is a
coward for not joining the military and makes it clear
publicly how he feels about his son.
By 1863, Maria is no longer a pampered belle of the south
as she keeps the books and even works in the fields. When
he learns of the plot that Lance Webster has for Maria to
further his own well being, Bowie intercedes. However, the
rescue has just begun as the Union Army, Confederate
bandits, and their families seek the fleeing duo, who allow
their love for one another to surface.
MIDNIGHT SILK is a solid Civil War romance that brings to
life the diverse opinions that further divided the
Confederate side of the conflict. Bowie's dad Sam cannot
see how courageous his son is by supporting the effort in
as dangerous an occupation as soldiering. The story line
is fast-paced and action packed, but it is the star-crossed
lead protagonists that turn on the romance inside a vivid
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 25, 2003