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One Wore Blue
     

One Wore Blue

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by Heather Graham
 

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Heather Graham’s seductive Civil War trilogy begins with an unlikely Yankee forced to choose between loyalty to the cause and the love of a Southern belle.
 
The privileged daughter of a Virginia plantation owner, Kiernan Miller can’t imagine that her idyllic life will ever change—nor her days in the company of her

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Heather Graham’s seductive Civil War trilogy begins with an unlikely Yankee forced to choose between loyalty to the cause and the love of a Southern belle.
 
The privileged daughter of a Virginia plantation owner, Kiernan Miller can’t imagine that her idyllic life will ever change—nor her days in the company of her devastatingly handsome neighbor, Jesse Cameron, a boy who returns her desire, kiss by tempestuous kiss. Then Jesse commits the one sin that Kiernan can never forgive: He abandons his roots for the Union army. Though Kiernan marries another, a part of her will always love the rebel in blue.
 
To follow his conscience, Jesse Cameron must sacrifice his heart. He deserts his hometown, turns against his own brother, and rides away from the woman he loves. But he vows that it will not be forever. Now, bringing the war to Kiernan’s front door, Jesse has returned as the enemy, intent on winning back the widow with emerald eyes and sun-kissed hair—the beauty who has branded him a traitor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440209638
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/1991
Series:
Camerons Saga: Civil War Series , #1
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
411
Sales rank:
322,694
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

"New York Times" and "USA Today" bestselling author Heather Graham has written over one hundred novels and novellas including category, romantic suspense, historical romance, and paranormal. Married since high school graduation and the mother of five, her greatest love in life remains her family, but she also believes her career has been an incredible gift. Romance Writers of America presented Heather with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003.

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One Wore Blue 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
ToryMichaels More than 1 year ago
I debated whether I was going to post this review at all, considering I couldn't bring myself to finish the book. And then I decided I would be honest about my opinion on this. What's the point in doing reviews if I can't be truthful all around, even with books I don't like? This book was originally published in June of 1991. I read it somewhere in the early 90's and then multiple times after that over the course of several years. Clearly I loved it and the two sequels (And One Wore Gray, and One Rode West) at that point in time. I read all of the Cameron books by Ms. Graham. It was reissued a couple of years ago and when I saw it offered on NetGalley, I leaped at the chance to re-read one of the earliest romance novels I remembered falling in love with. How could it go wrong? Apparently my tastes have changed. A lot. While I'm not going to say this is a bad book in any way, because it truly isn't given the rich texture of the Civil War and the emotional bonds of the characters involved. However, for who I am as a person and a romance reader, it just doesn't work for me any longer. The pace is too slow, though you are immediately dropped into the plot both in the prologue (which takes place in the early part of the Civil War) and then when the story proper starts (which starts a couple years earlier, as Ms. Graham had a tendency to do with her books at that point). The romance, or rather the sex scenes, which struck me as so naughty and graphic at the time (french kissing and actual penetration, I believe), don't fit my tastes any more and are downright tame compared to even Harlequin Presents these days. This book is definitely more to the 80's and early 90's' bodice-ripper type, though there's relatively little actual bodice ripping/rape-posed-as-love in this one (now in the other two, as I recall, that's a little less true). However, if you are still a fan of those books, or want something a little less graphic than is currently published in today's books which seem to be in a race for the most graphic, most heated sex possible with multiple partners...by all means, give this series a try. It's a lovely look at one of the most bloody periods in American history. I still think of it fondly even if I don't care for it personally any more. If I were rating it based on what I remember, rather than my current tastes, it'd be a 4-star rating from me.
WestTexasReaderAK More than 1 year ago
I read this book for the first time when I was 16 - which was over 20 years ago. I recently found it for the NOOK and decided to read it again. I have to say, 20 years later it still made me laugh and cry. I am a Civil War buff and I will read anything related to it. Heather Graham captures the spirit of the people who fought in this war of wars. It is beautifully written and is a great story of love, loss, and division.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been an avid historical romance reader for about 20 years now (since my high school years). I have seen excellent authors and those who probably need to find another occupation as well. I selected Heather Graham's book One Wore Blue as the reviews seemed positive. Although the story was interesting and the characters not bad over-all....I had trouble with the constant back and forth with the main characters Jesse and Kiernan. One minute they are at odds due to being on opposite sides of the war, and two seconds later they coupled in a hot and heavy love making session. Then...two more seconds later Kiernan is declaring her hatred for Jesse as a Union army doctor and he is frustrated and walking away from her. This went back and forth more times than I can recall. Enough of the teeter totter of love and hate. They might have had serious attraction for each other but, the relationship never seemed to develop beyond the sex. Was there anything they had in common besides their love of the southern homes they had, their southern life style or their sex connection? Not much I can remember. Also...the author constantly had the characters saying 'damn you Jesse' or 'damn you Kiernan' when they would get mad at each other. This was not necessary in the story line. If you can get past these slightly irritating issues then, the story, setting and details weren't too bad. I will be reading the other two books in this series - One Wore Gray and One Rode West and hope for better development. Otherwise...I wasted money on this series.
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2_PMVH More than 1 year ago
The heroine was a Southern hellion, Kiernan, in a hoop who loved all things Virginia. The hero, Jesse, was a Virginian who fought on the Union side against all he knew & loved. This story starts in 1861, as Kiernan's home is threatened to be burned to the ground because her dead hubby was in firearm manufacturing, but Jesse rides to her rescue. Then it goes back to Harper's Ferry, VA in 1859 & back to the beginning of the Civil War. I did love the sassy characters like Janey & Lacey & the electricity between Kiernan & Jesse was a living thing in itself. I did feel like I was having in a history class & it overshadowed the romance of this story. This romance was not enjoyable for me, so I give it 1 finger up & 4 toes. NetGalley ARC given for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love both one wore grey and one wore blue. Was sad to see them end read blue first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So far this is a good story, but I'm only on page 47 and there are so many typos I can't understand a lot of the sentences. It sort of ruins it for me.
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