My Dearest Cecelia: A Novel of the Southern Belle Who Stole General Sherman's Heart

My Dearest Cecelia: A Novel of the Southern Belle Who Stole General Sherman's Heart➼ [Download] ➹ My Dearest Cecelia: A Novel of the Southern Belle Who Stole General Sherman's Heart By Diane Haeger ➹ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk As she enters the Commencement Ball at West Point Military Academy on a spring evening in , in her pink gown with white silk roses and ropes of pearls, Cecelia Stovall looks and feels like the perfect As she enters the Commencement Ball at West Cecelia: A MOBI ò Point Military Academy on a spring evening in , in her pink gown with white silk roses and ropes of pearls, Cecelia Stovall looks and feels like the perfect, innocent Southern belle Little does she know that at that dance she will meet the man who will change her life and the lives of all her fellow Southerners forever Cecelia falls instantly in love with the dashing young Northern cadet, William Tecumseh Sherman, and they embark on a My Dearest eBook ↠ fiery, secret rendezvous despite their broad cultural differences and the expectation that they will marry others Their love remains poignantly aflame and survives the worst obstacles over years of separation and longing And then the long threatened Civil War starts, and both Cecelia and William assume prominent positions on opposite sides of their country s deepest and fiercest rift, as William becomes the very same General Sherman who will be feared and hated throughout the South Legend has it that Sherman s love for Cecelia was the Dearest Cecelia: A PDF Æ reason he spared her hometown of Augusta during his infamous march to the sea, in which his troops cut a swath through nearly every other town in Georgia and burned Atlanta to the ground Now Diane Haeger, the author of the acclaimed The Secret Wife of King George IV, has re created this lost romance in a sweeping and lyrical novel that will be treasured by the history enthusiast and hopeless romantic in everyone A multilayered historical saga spanning a quarter century, Diane Haeger s epic novel of star crossed lovers Cecelia Stovall and General William T Sherman is a romance for the history books. This book was muchthan I had expected when I first started It began slowly, kind of with the epilogue first, then it gradually grew into a strong love story William Sherman and Cecelia Stovall are both real people in history, although I suppose this connection between them is fictional They met and immediately fell in love as teenagers when he was at West Point with her brother Being a Northerner, even in the 1830 s, was taboo, so her brother did all he could to come between them, inte This book was muchthan I had expected when I first started It began slowly, kind of with the epilogue first, then it gradually grew into a strong love story William Sherman and Cecelia Stovall are both real people in history, although I suppose this connection between them is fictional They met and immediately fell in love as teenagers when he was at West Point with her brother Being a Northerner, even in the 1830 s, was taboo, so her brother did all he could to come between them, intercepting their letters and keeping her well away from him For years and years, as problems between the North and South became worse, they were kept apart although they still loved and trusted each other Eventually they married other people, thinking that each of them had forgotten They both became active in the Civil War, Sherman as a general who very successfully attacked the South, and Cecelia as a worker in the Underground Railroad, helping slaves escape This was a book of both highs and lows, despair and hope It was fascinating to read about the lifestyle and mindset of those times, especially in the South I loved the main characters, despite their flaws Well done I was pleasantly surprised by this book I work at now a museum place that Sherman marched through in Georgia and have always heard the rumors about why he saved some places over others is because he had a mistress there I stumbled upon this book and decided to give it a shot It provided much needed southern inspiration for a project I m working on The characters were nice and the southern sayings were great I could hear the southern drawl in my head as I read I was surprised that the Civ I was pleasantly surprised by this book I work at now a museum place that Sherman marched through in Georgia and have always heard the rumors about why he saved some places over others is because he had a mistress there I stumbled upon this book and decided to give it a shot It provided much needed southern inspiration for a project I m working on The characters were nice and the southern sayings were great I could hear the southern drawl in my head as I read I was surprised that the Civil War took up so little of the book since that to me seemed like it would be the main storyline I wish there was an epilogue, set years later so you gotof a what happened to them kind of closure For being a historic romance Harlequin type novel, it was well based in historic fact I did some checking and it was an enjoyable story This book had a great premise, as it was based on actual events I never knew that General Sherman fell in love with a girl when he was a student at West Point, and then years later saved her house on his march to the sea But it was too much of a harlequin romance for me, with improbable dialogue, fluttering hearts, and graphic scenes I found myself rolling my eyes at the things that the characters said, and the circumstances of the extramarital affair I m not even sure that there is histo This book had a great premise, as it was based on actual events I never knew that General Sherman fell in love with a girl when he was a student at West Point, and then years later saved her house on his march to the sea But it was too much of a harlequin romance for me, with improbable dialogue, fluttering hearts, and graphic scenes I found myself rolling my eyes at the things that the characters said, and the circumstances of the extramarital affair I m not even sure that there is historical evidence of an affair it s just artistic embellishment This book had huge promise, and I did still want to see where it was going up until the last chapter, but it could have been about 100 pages shorter Sometimes we want to tell everything about the book we have read, we want to share all the beauty and emotions of it I don t want to do that I want the readers to experience everything I just did for themselves I want them to fall in love with My Dearest Cecelia, just as I did I will tell you I found myself swept up into the story, I enjoyed the characters and I welcomed the tears.I received a signed copy from the author, Diane Haeger I thank you Diane, please keep writing your stories, you Sometimes we want to tell everything about the book we have read, we want to share all the beauty and emotions of it I don t want to do that I want the readers to experience everything I just did for themselves I want them to fall in love with My Dearest Cecelia, just as I did I will tell you I found myself swept up into the story, I enjoyed the characters and I welcomed the tears.I received a signed copy from the author, Diane Haeger I thank you Diane, please keep writing your stories, you take me to another time and I always welcome the journey I wish I could give this book a 3.5 star I really looked forward to reading this book, because I know very little about William T Sherman and nothing at all about Cecelia The book started out strong, but as it progressed, I felt the author didn t fully explore the characters and it felt rushed toward the end of the story. I did enjoy this book, but the ending seemed rushed and somewhat abrupt. Really enjoyed the history in this book Very well written and interesting it was a good book I like books that take place during the Civil War time period I had never heard of the romance between Cecelia Stoically and William Sherman It was a good read. So, I meant to write this a while bold and underline this in your mind ago but time and life was all crazy and work and stuff I was lucky enough to receive an autographed copy of My Dearest Cecelia and I was beyond overjoyed Sure ,I love all of Diane s books, but I was wary about reading this one as I am not much into Civil War history and I had just read Lincoln Team of Rivals Great book and full of history goodness I sat myself down and began to read My Dearest Cecelia It doesn t di So, I meant to write this a while bold and underline this in your mind ago but time and life was all crazy and work and stuff I was lucky enough to receive an autographed copy of My Dearest Cecelia and I was beyond overjoyed Sure ,I love all of Diane s books, but I was wary about reading this one as I am not much into Civil War history and I had just read Lincoln Team of Rivals Great book and full of history goodness I sat myself down and began to read My Dearest Cecelia It doesn t disappoint Actually it does, because it ended I wantedI found myself again, swept into the story, the emotions, and the time as I read her words There is nothing better than escaping into a good book after a hectic day or really any time My Dearest Cecelia will bring you to the brink of war, push your emotions to the limit, and will bury itself into your consciousness so that you will find yourself thinking of it days and weeks later My Dearest Diane, you have done it again Never stop writing Loved this book Legend has it that Sherman s love for Cecelia was the reason he spared her hometown Augusta during his infamous march to the sea, when he burned Atlanta to the ground Diane Haeger has re created this lost romance in a sweeping and lyrical novel that will be treasured equally by the history enthusiast and the incurable romantic As she enters the Commencement Ball at West Point on a spring evening in 1837, Cecelia Stovall looks and feels like the perfect, innocent Southern belle Loved this book Legend has it that Sherman s love for Cecelia was the reason he spared her hometown Augusta during his infamous march to the sea, when he burned Atlanta to the ground Diane Haeger has re created this lost romance in a sweeping and lyrical novel that will be treasured equally by the history enthusiast and the incurable romantic As she enters the Commencement Ball at West Point on a spring evening in 1837, Cecelia Stovall looks and feels like the perfect, innocent Southern belle But at that dance she will meet the man who will change her life and the lives of her fellow Southerners forever Cecelia falls instantly in love with the dashing young Northern cadet William Sherman, and they embark on a fiery, secret rendezvous despite their broad cultural differences

My Dearest Cecelia: A Novel of the Southern Belle Who
    My Dearest Cecelia: A Novel of the Southern Belle Who of star crossed lovers Cecelia Stovall and General William T Sherman is a romance for the history books. This book was muchthan I had expected when I first started It began slowly, kind of with the epilogue first, then it gradually grew into a strong love story William Sherman and Cecelia Stovall are both real people in history, although I suppose this connection between them is fictional They met and immediately fell in love as teenagers when he was at West Point with her brother Being a Northerner, even in the 1830 s, was taboo, so her brother did all he could to come between them, inte This book was muchthan I had expected when I first started It began slowly, kind of with the epilogue first, then it gradually grew into a strong love story William Sherman and Cecelia Stovall are both real people in history, although I suppose this connection between them is fictional They met and immediately fell in love as teenagers when he was at West Point with her brother Being a Northerner, even in the 1830 s, was taboo, so her brother did all he could to come between them, intercepting their letters and keeping her well away from him For years and years, as problems between the North and South became worse, they were kept apart although they still loved and trusted each other Eventually they married other people, thinking that each of them had forgotten They both became active in the Civil War, Sherman as a general who very successfully attacked the South, and Cecelia as a worker in the Underground Railroad, helping slaves escape This was a book of both highs and lows, despair and hope It was fascinating to read about the lifestyle and mindset of those times, especially in the South I loved the main characters, despite their flaws Well done I was pleasantly surprised by this book I work at now a museum place that Sherman marched through in Georgia and have always heard the rumors about why he saved some places over others is because he had a mistress there I stumbled upon this book and decided to give it a shot It provided much needed southern inspiration for a project I m working on The characters were nice and the southern sayings were great I could hear the southern drawl in my head as I read I was surprised that the Civ I was pleasantly surprised by this book I work at now a museum place that Sherman marched through in Georgia and have always heard the rumors about why he saved some places over others is because he had a mistress there I stumbled upon this book and decided to give it a shot It provided much needed southern inspiration for a project I m working on The characters were nice and the southern sayings were great I could hear the southern drawl in my head as I read I was surprised that the Civil War took up so little of the book since that to me seemed like it would be the main storyline I wish there was an epilogue, set years later so you gotof a what happened to them kind of closure For being a historic romance Harlequin type novel, it was well based in historic fact I did some checking and it was an enjoyable story This book had a great premise, as it was based on actual events I never knew that General Sherman fell in love with a girl when he was a student at West Point, and then years later saved her house on his march to the sea But it was too much of a harlequin romance for me, with improbable dialogue, fluttering hearts, and graphic scenes I found myself rolling my eyes at the things that the characters said, and the circumstances of the extramarital affair I m not even sure that there is histo This book had a great premise, as it was based on actual events I never knew that General Sherman fell in love with a girl when he was a student at West Point, and then years later saved her house on his march to the sea But it was too much of a harlequin romance for me, with improbable dialogue, fluttering hearts, and graphic scenes I found myself rolling my eyes at the things that the characters said, and the circumstances of the extramarital affair I m not even sure that there is historical evidence of an affair it s just artistic embellishment This book had huge promise, and I did still want to see where it was going up until the last chapter, but it could have been about 100 pages shorter Sometimes we want to tell everything about the book we have read, we want to share all the beauty and emotions of it I don t want to do that I want the readers to experience everything I just did for themselves I want them to fall in love with My Dearest Cecelia, just as I did I will tell you I found myself swept up into the story, I enjoyed the characters and I welcomed the tears.I received a signed copy from the author, Diane Haeger I thank you Diane, please keep writing your stories, you Sometimes we want to tell everything about the book we have read, we want to share all the beauty and emotions of it I don t want to do that I want the readers to experience everything I just did for themselves I want them to fall in love with My Dearest Cecelia, just as I did I will tell you I found myself swept up into the story, I enjoyed the characters and I welcomed the tears.I received a signed copy from the author, Diane Haeger I thank you Diane, please keep writing your stories, you take me to another time and I always welcome the journey I wish I could give this book a 3.5 star I really looked forward to reading this book, because I know very little about William T Sherman and nothing at all about Cecelia The book started out strong, but as it progressed, I felt the author didn t fully explore the characters and it felt rushed toward the end of the story. I did enjoy this book, but the ending seemed rushed and somewhat abrupt. Really enjoyed the history in this book Very well written and interesting it was a good book I like books that take place during the Civil War time period I had never heard of the romance between Cecelia Stoically and William Sherman It was a good read. So, I meant to write this a while bold and underline this in your mind ago but time and life was all crazy and work and stuff I was lucky enough to receive an autographed copy of My Dearest Cecelia and I was beyond overjoyed Sure ,I love all of Diane s books, but I was wary about reading this one as I am not much into Civil War history and I had just read Lincoln Team of Rivals Great book and full of history goodness I sat myself down and began to read My Dearest Cecelia It doesn t di So, I meant to write this a while bold and underline this in your mind ago but time and life was all crazy and work and stuff I was lucky enough to receive an autographed copy of My Dearest Cecelia and I was beyond overjoyed Sure ,I love all of Diane s books, but I was wary about reading this one as I am not much into Civil War history and I had just read Lincoln Team of Rivals Great book and full of history goodness I sat myself down and began to read My Dearest Cecelia It doesn t disappoint Actually it does, because it ended I wantedI found myself again, swept into the story, the emotions, and the time as I read her words There is nothing better than escaping into a good book after a hectic day or really any time My Dearest Cecelia will bring you to the brink of war, push your emotions to the limit, and will bury itself into your consciousness so that you will find yourself thinking of it days and weeks later My Dearest Diane, you have done it again Never stop writing Loved this book Legend has it that Sherman s love for Cecelia was the reason he spared her hometown Augusta during his infamous march to the sea, when he burned Atlanta to the ground Diane Haeger has re created this lost romance in a sweeping and lyrical novel that will be treasured equally by the history enthusiast and the incurable romantic As she enters the Commencement Ball at West Point on a spring evening in 1837, Cecelia Stovall looks and feels like the perfect, innocent Southern belle Loved this book Legend has it that Sherman s love for Cecelia was the reason he spared her hometown Augusta during his infamous march to the sea, when he burned Atlanta to the ground Diane Haeger has re created this lost romance in a sweeping and lyrical novel that will be treasured equally by the history enthusiast and the incurable romantic As she enters the Commencement Ball at West Point on a spring evening in 1837, Cecelia Stovall looks and feels like the perfect, innocent Southern belle But at that dance she will meet the man who will change her life and the lives of her fellow Southerners forever Cecelia falls instantly in love with the dashing young Northern cadet William Sherman, and they embark on a fiery, secret rendezvous despite their broad cultural differences "/>
  • Hardcover
  • 305 pages
  • My Dearest Cecelia: A Novel of the Southern Belle Who Stole General Sherman's Heart
  • Diane Haeger
  • English
  • 15 January 2017
  • 0312282001