Beloved Enemy

Written by Mary Schaller
Review by Kim Murphy

Set during the Civil War in Virginia, Beloved Enemy breaks the boundaries of the romance genre. Julia Chandler’s parents promise her hand to a man she wants no part of. A humorous costume ball follows where Julia sets out to be “ruined” by a Yankee. Instead of finding a stereotypical rude Northerner, she discovers a true gentleman in Major Rob Montgomery. Although I giggled at romancy words like “manhood,” Schaller does an excellent job of telling a historically correct tale within the confines of the Harlequin formula. Her scenes of the infamous Libby prison are quite accurate. Definitely recommended for Civil War romance fans.