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Looking for book title/author

jesmo1980
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Looking for book title/author

Postby jesmo1980 » Sat March 12th, 2011, 2:21 am

I read this book a very long time ago but I believe the main characters name is Dave Devan. It is set in the Civil War era. He meets a young woman named Jody. She is dressed as a boy but he knows she is a woman and makes her smoke a cigar as a prank. He fell in love with her but he married her sister, Charlotte, because he got her pregnant. Jody in turn married an abusive man and had a son with him whom she called Tad. When Dave's wife and child die in a fire he reconnects with Jody and helps her out of her marriage and her financial troubles. They eventually marry and have a child together but a fever sweeps through the area and Jody almost dies. When she recovers they live "happily ever after". Any help figuring this out would be great. Thanks!

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall & The Corset by Laura Purcell (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Sat March 12th, 2011, 11:09 am

Which civil war?
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Heavenfield by L J Ross & Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sat March 12th, 2011, 6:28 pm

From the names I would guess American?
Currently reading "Heavenfield" by L J Ross & "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland

jesmo1980
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Postby jesmo1980 » Sun March 13th, 2011, 12:20 am

yes it is the american civil war

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sun March 13th, 2011, 12:47 am

I'm stumped, but if you are on Goodreads you might go and pop your question at this group. There's at least two there who have a fair amount of Civil War romances on their shelves so you might get lucky.
At home with a good book and the cat...
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jesmo1980
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Postby jesmo1980 » Mon March 14th, 2011, 12:22 pm

Thanks Misfit I'll try posting there too ;)


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