You’ve waited three long years to find out what happened to a major character from the Owen Family Saga novel Gone for a Soldier, Ella Ruth. In truth, she wasn’t yet ready to talk about her post-war life. However, now she has opened up to author Marsha Ward, and here is her story.
A grief-stricken Confederate widow. A Union surgeon plagued by guilt. What possible set of circumstances would bring them to a meeting of the minds? Can there be a happily-ever-after for Ella Ruth and Alex during Reconstruction?
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I’m really excited to reveal the cover of my newest project, Mended by Moonlight, a Shenandoah Neighbors novella. This romantic work will be released next Thursday, November 30, 2017.
Mended by Moonlight is intended to be read following the Owen Family Saga novel, Gone for a Soldier. Here’s the description:
A grief-stricken young Confederate widow, Ella Ruth Owen only wants to hide at home and wait to die. Her parents need her to make a pretty appearance in Yankee social circles so her father can recover his business interests. They pressure her to abandon black mourning clothing and make conciliatory visits with her mother to Yankee woman newly arrived in Charlottesville with their carpet-bagger husbands.
Physician and surgeon Alexander Marshall carries deep guilt that he was away at war tending wounded soldiers when his fiancée died of a fever. Lacking a future, it doesn’t matter to him that the army sends him to the hinterlands of Virginia to work at a new hospital.
Ella Ruth’s arguments with her parents bring on debilitating headaches. Momma arranges for her to be seen by a physician at the new hospital–dismissing the fact that it’s a convalescence facility for Union soldiers.
The appearance in his office of a haunted young woman banishes Alex’s lethargy. Her claim of surgical experience shocks and intrigues him. How best can he cure her headaches? Can he figure out a way to use her skills? Will Ella Ruth’s resistance to a growing attraction to the doctor ever soften? That cannot happen until she is Mended by Moonlight.
Scandalous, an Owen Family Story that adds depth and embellishes a scene in the Saga novel, Spinster’s Folly, is available in KindleUnlimited for a few more days. Read it free if you have a subscription, or buy it for only $2.99. Click here for the link.
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