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.