Siege of the Heart: Civil War Military Romance
(Southern Romance #2)
by Lexy Timms
Knox Township, 1863
Siege of the Heart, Book 2 in the Southern Romance series, by best selling author Lexy Timms
Jasper Perry has a home, a family—everything he thought was lost to him forever after war broke out. With Clara’s love, Jasper believes he has everything he has ever wanted. As he awaits marriage to Clara, he finds himself overcome with homesickness. When a Confederate militia kidnaps him, determined to punish him for his defection, Jasper has a choice: to give up the loyalty he once held to the Confederacy and fight to get back to Clara; or leave his new home behind, and return to all that is familiar. To make things more complicated, the militia has mistaken Cecelia for Jasper’s wife, and kidnapped her as well.
Reunited with his family, Solomon Dalton attempts to return to his old life as if nothing had ever happened. But when Jasper and Cecelia are kidnapped, Solomon must return to Confederate territory to save those he loves. However, he is not alone, a strange man is following him, and Solomon has heard in quiet whispers that Union spies are looking for those who have betrayed the cause.
Just when Jasper thought everything was falling into place, with him finally getting married to Clara and being accepted by his comrade Solomon Dalton’s family. But as luck would have it, he’d been getting depressed lately and was thinking of his life way back home. Soon, a new danger had surfaced.
The Confederates were coming and they were looking for traitors and spies in the enemy’s territory. Jasper had been abducted, along with Cecelia (Clara’s sister) whom they thought was his fiancee. Now Solomon was back in the line of war, to retrieve his sister and helped back a friend. Little did he know that there’s someone else following him and his every move. Will he be able to go back to his family alive again this time?
This is the second book in Lexy Timm’s Southern Romance series and just like with the first book, I was mesmerized by the story of love and war. It takes a strong and determined person to go forth and engage in battle in order to save the ones you love.
I admired Solomon for his courage and dedication to his family. For me, he is the hero in this second book. Cecelia was a revelation to me, such a young child with a spark and fiery fighting spirit. Jasper and his undying love for Clara also had me going through the pages.
Kudos to Lexy Timms for another sure hit! This woman is simply enthralling. I really like the worlds she build, from Celtic era, to vampire territory, to universities and now, Civil War. I never get bored with her stories. Looking forward to reading more from her!
I received this book for free from Hurricane Readers in exchange for an honest review.