The Horse Soldier

The Horse Soldier

by Merline Lovelace

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Determined to find her missing husband, Julia Bonneaux and her young daughter make a dangerous journey to Wyoming. But at Fort Laramie Julie finds instead Major Andrew Garrett, the man she had secretly married seven years ago, a Union spy who had betrayed her and who she believed was dead. Now she needs his help, and Andrew is torn between duty and desire, between the misunderstandings of the past and the promise of a new beginning.

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BN ID: 2940157159283
Publisher: Merline Lovelace
Publication date: 03/22/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 444 KB

About the Author

A career Air Force officer, Merline Lovelace served at bases all over the world. When she hung up her uniform for the last time, she decided to combine her love of adventure with a flair for story-telling, basing many of her tales on her own experiences in the service. Since then she’s produced over a hundred historical, romance, and mystery novels, many of which have made the USA Today bestseller list. More than twelve million copies of her works are in print in thirty countries around the world.

When she’s not tied to her keyboard, Merline enjoys reading, hitting little white balls around the fairways of Oklahoma, and traveling to exotic locales with her husband, Al. Check her website at or friend her on Facebook for news and information about her latest releases.

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Horse Soldier 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The year is 1867, and Julia Bonneaux is riding with a wagon train west to see her husband Philip in the Montana Territory. Along the journey, she encounters Major Andrew Garrett, her first husband who she thought was killed six years ago in New Orleans. The wagon train moves on without Julia, and she and her young daughter Suzanne are forced to stay on at Fort Laramie. Tensions arise as Julia and Andrew must face one another again and come to terms with their mutual thoughts of betrayal and distrust. Finally, their attraction for one another surfaces as Julia learns that her absent husband, Philip, is dead. Life is never easy at the Fort as Julia must learn to cope with a cholera epidemic, Andrew's military expeditions to search for an Indian chief, and the reappearance of her husband Philip. Lovelace's experience in the military is evident as she effortlessly describes the life of a nineteenth century soldier and the sparse conditions of this military outpost. The tension between the hero and heroine is perfect for the situation in which they find themselves, reunited after being torn apart by lies and betrayal. Their gradual learning to trust one another again is based not merely on physical attracition, but on a respect for the admirable qualities belonging to each of them. This is a wonderully refreshing western tale, and readers will be eagerly awaiting the sequal, WILD INDIGO.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1867, Major Andrew Garrett and his troops just return to their home station at Fort Laramie, Dakota Territory after a dangerous patrol. Upon his arrival, Andrew hears the ruckus going on between a wagonmaster and his wife over a single woman traveling with them, accompanied only by her five-year-old daughter. To his shock, Andrew sees his wife Julia Robichard, ¿the Belle of New Orleans¿ causing the friction.

Upon noticing Andrew, Julia faints. She thought he died when her uncle shot him for spying for the North. Andrew learns that Julia remarried and is heading to the Montana Territory to find Philip Bonneaux, her spouse and father of her child. However, Julia is stranded by the wagon train and relies on Andrew for help. In spite of his knowing she betrayed him to her uncle and he deceived her about his Northern interests, their love remains strong, but with no hopes for the future.

THE HORSE SOLDIER is a powerful western romance staring two interesting characters. The story line provides the audience a taste of Army life on the frontier from the varying perspectives of the soldiers and their wives. Merline Lovelace, known for her entertaining and insightful contemporary military romances gracefully goes historical with her expertise and flourishes by providing fans with an invigorating Americana novel.

Harriet Klausner