Dearest Enemy

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It’s 1860 and Suzanna LeGrande, a pampered Southern girl à la Scarlett O’Hara, is living happily in Virginia with her wealthy widowed mother and brother. When the Civil War breaks out, Suzanna loses both her brother and her fiancé at Manassas. Her mother dies not long after, totally unwilling to deal with a life of hardship. Suzanna blames her losses on the Union and all Northerners, and vows to take her revenge. She falls in with Confederate sympathizers and determines to become a spy for the Confederacy, using her considerable good looks and charm to get Union officers to divulge military plans.

When Suzanna meets the dashing and handsome Rear Admiral Mitchell Longley, she plans to add him to her list of conquests. Mitch is smitten with Suzanna but is more guarded than other Union soldiers and reveals nothing. Suzanna may have to do more than flirt to learn anything from him. Complications ensue when she falls in love with Mitch. Will she be able to betray him when the time comes?

This was a quick, light read, but the author relied much too heavily on coincidence as a plot device for my taste.

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(US) 077832348X

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