Amid the carnage of war, he commandeers far more than just her home.
Widowed plantation owner Emaline McDaniels has struggled to hold on to her late husband’s dreams. Despite the responsibilities resting on her slender shoulders, she’ll not let anyone wrest away what’s left of her way of life—particularly a Yankee officer who wants to set up winter camp on her land.
With a defiance born of desperation, she defends her home as though it were the child she never had…and no mother gives up her child without a fight.
Despite the brazen wisp of a woman pointing a gun at his head, Colonel Reece Cutteridge has his orders. Requisition Shapinsay—and its valuable livestock—for his regiment’s use, and pay her with Union vouchers. He never expected her fierce determination, then her concern for his wounded, to upend his heart—and possibly his career.
As the armies go dormant for the winter, battle lines are drawn inside the mansion. Yet just as their clash of wills shifts to forbidden passion, the tides of war sweep Reece away. And now their most desperate battle is to survive the war with their lives—and their love—intact.
Warning: This novel contains complex emotions and battlefield gallantry wrapped around the inherent risks of falling in love with one’s enemy.
“No Greater Glory” is the first novel I’ve ready by Cindy Nord, and I’m so glad that I randomly searched Civil War historical fiction novels and found her book! I have always been incredibly interested in anything to do with the Civil War, but over the past few years, I’ve gotten away from reading books based on events from that time period. I have kind of been “stuck” in the Medieval England time period when it comes to my reading choices. I randomly found Ms. Nord’s novel on amazon, and decided to give it a chance.
I loved the book from start to finish. Emmy and Reece’s story is extremely compelling, and there was the perfect amount of romance and adventure throughout. I liked that she kept it historically accurate, mentioning important battles and people who were main figures in the Civil War. I love when historical fiction novels give you a history lesson, without you even being aware of it!
Emmy and Reece are the perfect couple for a work of romantic fiction. Emmy is a strong, independent woman, who also has an aspect of vulnerability that makes her a likable character. Reece is the strong, intelligent man, who makes mistakes when it comes to love, but does everything possible to be with the woman he loves. Of course, there are mishaps that keep the couple apart, as well as bring them together. However, the author keeps the story realistic, which is where I think a lot of romance novels struggle. I also like that she balances the action and romance in this story. The book isn’t all SEX, SEX, SEX! There is a perfect balance between the obstacles that Emmy and Reece go up against, their adventures, and the hot, steamy scenes.
I would definitely recommend this book to readers who enjoy historical romance. I think that it’s a great novel, and I’m so happy that I stumbled across it!
I give “No Greater Glory” five out of five stars.