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Jenny's Passion based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This is the first of Diane Wylie's I had read and I was instantly hooked. I love the civil war and she has a great ability to bring it to life right on the pages of the book. Jenny's Passion is what one woman and what one man will do for love. It isn't a prefect fantasy that just worked from the beginning, it was just like real life, especially in a nation divided by an awful war, and through the entire story you are routing for these two to find a way to each other again. It is really well researched and the story is a look into life during the Civil War. Diane Wylie never disappoints and if you love this one, check out Lila's Vow which follows another two in their lives and Jenny and David are fighting for theirs.
A much as I enjoyed Wylie¿s Secrets and Sacrifices, and I did, I liked her Jenny¿s Passion even more.
In 1863 Virginia, in the midst of the Civil War, Union Cavalry Captain David Reynolds is shot during the battle of Mine Run. He awakens five miles away in a cabin under the tender care of Southern belle, Jennifer Winston. As Jenny heals his battered body, she helps him remember the gentler man he was before the war. Despite the differences in their lives, the two connect on an elemental level and fall in love. But it is dangerous for David to stay in the slave quarters at Pleasant Run. If he¿s found, Jenny and her family would be hung as traitors, and David would be imprisoned as a deserter by the North or a spy by the South.
He begs Jenny to marry him and hide in the comparative safety of the North, but she regretfully says no. A union of that type would put both them and their families in greater danger. There love remains strong even as David follows his devotion to the Northern cause and rejoins his unit. Jenny stays behind, struggling to survive as the slaves flee and her father is arrested. But the caprice of war brings David and Jenny back together.
Jenny¿s Passion is a heartfelt tale of love, sacrifice, and honor between should-be-enemies in our nation¿s bloodiest war. Wylie skillfully melds the horror and despair of war with the joy and hope of new love. She brings historical settings to life. I look forward to reading more by this author.