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Once a wistful romantic, Opal Martin now simply aspires to scrub the remnants of the War Between the States from her tattered life. But when a nearly drowned soldier appears and asks if he can die on her porch, she must guard against the sudden revival of her heart's hope for love.
Haunted by the war, Tristan Stuart just wants to escape the pain. But when he wakes up at a house that looks too much like home with a woman determined to mend him, he may discover a new life worth fighting for. In order to save the last of what Opal holds dear, will he become the man she needs or let the troubled waters carry him away?
The Heart of Home is a companion novella to In His Eyes. While The Heart of Home stands entirely on its own, readers will enjoy seeing Ella and Westley again in Opal's story.
This Reader's Reaction
This absolutely delightful story grabbed the reader right away carrying their interest until the very end. If you loved "Gone With the Wind", you'll love this story of the post Civil War South. This book takes the hope and resilience in the words "tomorrow will be another day" to form a story about that tomorrow. Through the challenge of simply surviving post-war devastation, to interpersonal interactions between family and friends, to carpetbagging scoundrels, to providential events that provide opportunities for acts of kindness, to natural disasters, this vibrantly written story brought this reader back to a difficult time in Southern history. What a good story! Loved it!