As a Civil War reenactor, I'm always overjoyed to find CW fiction, and this romance doesn't disappoint. Set in a theater of the war often overlooked - Texas - the author simultaneously presents a thrilling western theme, the heartbreaking choices those who fought in the war had to make, and a sexy romance! She clearly knows both the period and the setting, which is a refreshing change from so much of the bad CW fiction currently on the market. Maria is a spunky heroine who'll go to any lengths to get her man, and Bowie, the noble and daring hero, will endear himself to the reader. I look forward to more of this writer's work!