Little Love Affair: Civil War Romance : Southern Romance

  • by Lexy Timms
  • Narrated by Ian Gordon
  • Series: Southern Romance
  • 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Knox Township, August 1863.
Sentiments are running high following the battle of Gettysburg, and although the draft has not yet come to Knox, "Bloody Knox" will claim lives the next year as citizens attempt to avoid the Union draft. Clara's brother Solomon is missing, and Clara has been left to manage the family's farm, caring for her mother and her younger sister, Cecelia.
Meanwhile, wounded at the battle of Monterey Pass but still able to escape Union forces, Jasper and his friend, Horace, are lost and starving. Jasper wants to find his way back to the Confederacy but feels honor-bound to bring Horace back to his family, though the man seems reluctant.
Note: This is Southern Romance series, book one of three.


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A Bit Predictable

Narration - Ian Gordon - He has a lovely narration voice with a British accent. Good storyteller, my only question is what accents did "American's" have during the civil war? Did Americans's still speak with their native accents? When did we lose all the British, Irish, Scottish, German etc... and develop the Southern Twang? Just a thought...I honestly am curious.
ANYWAY, back to the review...he's a pretty good narrator. Pretty believable females, nice, smooth narrative style.

The story was a clean romance, with our heroine being left behind to run the farm while her brother goes off to war. There's a wealthy neighbor who could solve all their money problems, but she's just not feeling him.

Along comes Jasper - a soldier who approaches the girls to beg for food, and even though Clara runs him off, she can't stop thinking about him. So, you pretty much know where this is going.

The story was a bit predictable, but the narration is enjoyable enough that it was a nice listen.

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- 1-Click Junkie "Rabid Listener/Reader and Shopper!"

Civil War Era Romance, Short But Sweet

Civil War: Clara is left running the family farm as her brother, Solomon is fighting in the War. Clara is also caring for her mother and younger sister Cecilia.

Jasper is a Confederate soldier that has been injured, but not as badly as his friend Horace who is in dire shape. They want to get back to the Confederacy, Jasper anyway. However he feels an obligation to return his injured friend home to Pennsylvania.

As the soldiers are starving and their wounds are festering Jasper sees a farmhouse and throws himself on the mercy of Clara for any food or medical supplies that she can get them. She shuns him and tells him to keep moving, as he is in the land of the Union Army. However, her gentler side keeps 'at her,' so she wraps up some bread and other supplies in a shawl and take them to the little cabin in which they are staying.

Running the farm is hard work and Clara will need to hire a worker to help with the load, if there are any able-bodied men around. She realizes that Jasper is perfectly fit (thanks to the med. supplies) and so she offers him rations for his labors.

Clara has an unwanted suitor, news comes from the area of fighting regarding Clara's brother and a huge twist turns everything many of them knew upside down!

I'm not up to my Civil War history, so I look at this purely as entertainment.

The narration by Ian Gordon is wonderful. I hope this series continues and that he is chosen to narrator for the entire thing.

While *I accepted this book in exchange for my thoughts, opinions and this review, I am thrilled to give it a solid 4*'s. My only wish is that it was a longer book.

Note: This is a very sweet and purely written book. It comes with no warnings.

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- DK "No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-09-2015
  • Publisher: Dark Shadow Publishing