HOW COULD SHE FORGIVE WHAT SHE COULD NOT FORGET?
She'd sworn vengeance against them all. Every Yankee scoundrel who trod the charred ruins of her once beautiful South -- and Magnolia Hall, the family home she vowed to reclaim.
An encounter with a stranger changed everything. In the secluded beauty of the gentle willows, tender whisperings enchanted her...love's caresses thrilled her new sensations...searing kisses scorched her lips with a flame that reached the very depth of her soul. And she was lost in the trembling passion of her own desire.
But it had been a cruel deception. Holly had lost her heart to Scott Colter...the Yankee commander! Hurt and humiliated, but determined to rebuild her life, a destitute Holly was at the mercy of her ruthless stepbrother, and callously used to satisfy his evil schemes and desires. Yet the memory of a Yankee commander still haunted all Holly's waking moments -- tormented her nights with longing. And she lived for the dream that she'd again know the ecstasy of his passionate love.