I love period pieces. And I like wartime stories. So I had high hopes for The War Between the Hearts. I wasn’t disappointed. Sarah-Bren Coulter, aka Bren Cordell, disguises herself as a man and becomes a Union spy during the Civil War. During her time posing as a Confederate scout, Bren is wounded and nursed back to health by the widow of another Confederate solider, Faith Pruitt. Faith discovers that Bren is really a woman and each of them feel some attraction but it’s not discussed. Then bad things happen.
I truly did enjoy this book. I liked the writing style and the non-romance aspects of the book. I enjoyed the romance parts, too, but as I got closer to the end it seemed to drag on a bit. What I mean by that is I had figured out who was going to end up with whom and some of the story seemed to be intent on dragging that final resolution out too long. I still liked it very much and recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good historical fiction. Now, I’m not an expert on the Civil War but if there were any errors there, I didn’t notice them.
There’s a sequel called The Clash Between the Minds available. I also found that The War Between the Hearts was posted on The Academy of Bards but I haven’t read it so I don’t know how different it is. If you’ve read both, let us know if there’s a difference. Of course, if you can, pick up a copy of the book. It’s always good to support the authors if you can afford it.