As a war nurse, Abigail Stuart met a lot of soldiers (from both sides of the lines) who needed assistance, but even though she took care of everyone, she did have her favorites. Romeo (the name they called one soldier by) was one of them. The books starts out with Romeo telling her that she was going to write a good-bye letter for him to his sweetheart, and then she was going to marry him. Of course she tells him that he must be “hallucinating” and he wasn’t going to marry her, but he gives her some great reasons that she should – both to help him and his family, and to help herself. After some consideration (and once she finds out that his real name is Jeremiah), Abigail decides to go ahead and marry him. They were married just before he died, and she left soon thereafter to make a trip to see his mother and sister, without letting the hospital staff tell them that their son and brother had gotten married before he passed, intending to check in on them and see if all was well before she revealed that piece of information. Wouldn’t you know that it wasn’t quick and easy… but once she tells them, she has to share with Jeremiah’s former fiance, she puts up with all sorts of mean-ness, and after months of living in that, she finds out that Jeremiah isn’t actually dead! The man she married was his best friend Alan, who saw him go down, and clearly wanted to help provide for his family by sending her there… but because he didn’t actually fall in that battle, he returned home, and it sent her entire world into a tail-spin. Not to mention what it did to his mother, sister, and the fiance who had already mourned his death and started up a new relationship!
This author has a great way of telling stories, and really makes them believable. As a book reviewer, you really hope that books have something “unique” about them though, and this one really did. I think it was expected that Abigail would wind up with Jeremiah (the real one, of course), but the way they got there (and the challenges they faced along the way!) – those all made for a great story. Of course the skunk at the end added some fun too!
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher, in exchange for my honest review. I was in no way required to write anything positive – all thoughts and opinions expressed here are completely my own.