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Looking for book title/author

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jesmo1980
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Looking for book title/author

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

Which civil war?
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Post by Madeleine » Sat March 12th, 2011, 6:28 pm

From the names I would guess American?
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Post by jesmo1980 » Sun March 13th, 2011, 12:20 am

yes it is the american civil war

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Post by 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.
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Post by jesmo1980 » Mon March 14th, 2011, 12:22 pm

Thanks Misfit I'll try posting there too ;)

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