High Hearts

High Hearts

Book - 1986
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From the celebrated author ofRubyfruit  JungleandBingo  comes a stirring novel of the Civil War, a tale of  true love and mistaken identity. Brimming with  colorful characters and vivid settings,High  Heartsis Rita Mae Brown at her most  ambitious and entertaining. April 12,  1861. Bright, gutsy and young,Geneva Chatfield  marries Nash Hart in Albemarle County, Virginia, the  same day Fort Sumter's guns fire the start of the  Civil War. Five days later she loses him as Nash  joins the Confederate Army. Geneva, who is known  as the best rider since Light Horse Harry Lee,  cuts her hair, dons a uniform, enlists as "Jimmy  Chatfield," then rides off to be with her  beloved Nash. But sensitive Nash recoils in horror  from the violence of war, while Geneva is  invigorated by the chase and the fight. Can she be all the  man her husband isn't? She'll sure as hell try.  But there is a complication, and his name is Major  "Mars" Vickers. This macho major, to his own  shock and amazement, finds himself inexplicably  attracted to the young soldier named "Jimmy."  And this is only the beginning of a novel that  moves with sureness and grace from the ferocity of  battle to the struggle on the homefront, and brings  passion and sly humor to a story of dawning love.  High Heartsis a penetrating,  delightful and sweeping tale that gives fresh life to a  fascinating  time
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, 1986.
ISBN: 9780553051209
0553051202
Branch Call Number: FIC BRO
Characteristics: xv, 464 p. ; 24 cm.

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