For Love or Honor Bound

For Love or Honor Bound

by Derek Hart

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ISBN-13: 9780595342679
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/2005
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.96(d)

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For Love or Honor Bound 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one that can be read over and over. It has plenty of action, romance, accurate depictions of Civil War battles and places and events that happened during that time. s novel is a real ¿page-turner." You¿ll lose sleep, because it¿s hard to put down. I¿ve read it once but plan to read it again and again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really wanted to make time for reading when I was doing this book. I liked the characters and I liked the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book on the advice of a friend. I am a civil war buff and own quite a library on the subject. For Love or Honor Bound has a great story within the frame work of an amazingly researched war saga. I loved the book. It has a lot of sex for my taste, but this should not deter the average reader.In short...it's a darn good read. I look for the next book by Derek Hart. D G, Russellville, Ark.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One hundred and thirty-seven years ago, the Countess Isabelle Sophia Bario, diplomatic representative of Emperor Dom Pedro II of Brazil, sailed to war-ravaged America, to negotiate with President Lincoln to allow Brazil to trade with the Confederate States of America. In fact, she was a Rebel spy and instead of treaties, Sophia was after Union secrets. What she found instead was intrigue and murder. Fleeing for her life, Sophia was rescued by Captain Robert Norton, a Confederate cavalry officer. Thus began a torrid love affair with strategic implications. Countess Bario¿s story comes from Marietta, Georgia author Derek Hart. For Love or Honor Bound is a Civil War historical novel based in large part on the author¿s ancestors, who fought on both sides during the conflict. ¿My relatives were from South Carolina and Pennsylvania,¿ stated Mr. Hart. ¿The attic was rich with letters and diaries - tales of valor and sacrifice for causes each believed in.¿ Derek Hart has been writing fiction and studying military history for over 26 years now, but the War Between the States has always been close to his heart. ¿Ever since childhood I was intrigued with the Civil War,¿ the author said. ¿but when you discover your ancestors actually fought in it, well that makes it personal and real. I write fiction, so it was just natural to spin tales about the Nortons and Oetzels and how the Civil War changed their lives.¿ Taking the genealogical research seriously, Mr. Hart delved into state and county records, read scores of Confederate and Union regimental histories, and even employed a Brazilian friend to help translate Portuguese and advise on Brazilian customs. ¿The book is fiction, but I made every attempt to blend fact with literary license, especially concerning family roots,¿ Hart said. Derek Hart¿s passion is writing action/adventure fiction, with over 10 novels, 3 screenplays, and hundreds of short stories to his credit. Mr. Hart resides in Marietta with his wife and son, where he is the Director of Training & Development for a major corporation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a high quality, action-packed novel set in the time period of the War Between the States, from November 1863 through the end of hostilities in April 1865, on to post-surren- der migration to Brazil by many disheartened Confederate soldiers and sympathizers. The story line is written from the perspective of three major personalities, a Brazilian Coun- tess who comes into the North as a diplomat but is in reality a spy for the Confederacy, and two brothers, one having chosen to serve in the Union Navy while the other commits to service in the Confederate cavalry. The Countess becomes involved in a murder of a high-ranking Union naval officer that forces her and her family to seek refuge in the South. They are rescued from their pursuers by a troop of Confederate cavalry commanded by the brother, Captain Robert Norton. This rescue sets the stage for a torrid romance between the Countess and Captain, even as the South is being decimated by Union General Sherman's invasion of Georgia and the burning of Atlanta on his march to the sea. All of the story's characters are vividly created against the backdrop of accurate time-line events. The author's historical research is superb, which enhances the story and prompts the reader to keep turning pages to read what the next skirmish or narrow escape will be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a must buy for Civil War fiction fans. There is plenty of action, plenty of historical accuracy, and plenty of hot romance. The main characters are all likeable, especially Sergeant Lowe and Countess Bario is beautiful, sexy and a spy! Union warships chase blockade runners, Confederate cavalry fight delay actions against Sherman's march across Georgia and in the middle is one hell of gorgeous Brazilian woman with secrets to deliver. The really plus of this novel is the way you want to keep reading, to find out what happens next. To me, at least, that makes it a great book, because I didn't want to put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Unusual Civil War novel, told from the perspective of a Brazilian Countess, who also happens to be a Confederate spy. She enters the North as a diplomat, but is determined to steal the Union plans for their Naval blockade and the secret route of the Federal whaling fleet. Murder ensues and Countess Sophia Bario flees with her family to the South, where they are rescued from their pursuers by the timely arrival of Captain Robert Norton, commanding a detachment of Confederate cavalry. So sets the stage for a hot romance, while Sherman invades Georgia, burns Atlanta and marches to the sea. The historical research is top notch and is also drawn from the author's own family genealogical research. The characters are lively and believable, there's plenty of action, some pretty hot love scenes and it builds to page-turning enjoyment fairly quickly. I highly recommend! This is both a romance and a high-quality historical novel.