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*Read Epub º Surrender the Wind ⚢ When fate throws a Confederate soldier and a Yankee heiress together, they ll uncover a fierce love worth fighting for even if it means crossing enemy lines From the award winning, bestselling author of The Winds of Fate comes a novel about a love that crosses the boundaries of civil war When Confederate General John Daniel Rourke is severely wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness, he s captured and sent to a prison camp On his way there, Union soldiers mistake him for dead and toss him from the train into the New York countryside, where he lands at the feet of Catherine Fitzgerald, a schoolmistress Rourke wakes to find the mysterious and strong spirited beauty nursing him back to health He s intrigued but unaware of her true identity as the heiress to the Union s ammunitions manufacturer, and their fiery battle of wits and wills commences Yet when outside forces begin to envelop them in a larger conspiracy, their own war begins Torn between family loyalties and manipulated by a powerful leader from the Irish underworld, Catherine and Rourke will have to fight on both sides of the secession line to win the most significant battle of all the fight for their love Filled with detailed battle scenes and breathtaking twists, Surrender the Wind has won the Marlene and the Catherine Romance Writer s Awards It s been a while since I have read a book about the Civil War as riveting as this one I fell into this book on page two and could barely put it down The lush descriptions of the southern countryside, the witty repartee between the characters, the factual descriptions of battles woven into the story lines, and the rich characters storylines kept me glued to the pages Stories about the civil war got me hooked on the historical romance genre in the beginning Lately there have been very few T It s been a while since I have read a book about the Civil War as riveting as this one I fell into this book on page two and could barely put it down The lush descriptions of the southern countryside, the witty repartee between the characters, the factual descriptions of battles woven into the story lines, and the rich characters storylines kept me glued to the pages Stories about the civil war got me hooked on the historical romance genre in the beginning Lately there have been very few The interest in the civil war seems to be rebounding to my delight Catherine Callahan Fitzgerald runs from her NY City plush lifestyle to escape a criminal s clutches He plans to force her into marriage to gain access to one of the wealthiest families in the country, and the power and influence it brings with it He is brutal and mean and she cannot stand his tactics She runs and seeks shelter in the town where her uncle has his catholic parish While taking a walk one night some Union soldiers kick the body of a dead confederate soldier off a train, rather than allow it to continue on to the prison Hiding in the dark to avoid being seen, the body rolls towards her, hitting her feet as the train passes Thinking the soldier dead, she convinces herself that she needs to bury him She digs the hole in the rain storm and tries to settle the very large body into it, when he wakes up The dead body is one LIVE General John Daniel Rourke, one of the finest Generals in the Confederate army Before asking her not to leave him, he passes out in fever Catherine makes the decision to nurse a sworn enemy back to health In doing this, she realizes she is going against all the tenants of good moral judgement, as far as society was concerned But her heart tells her he is no different than her brothers who was lost in the war months earlier She realizes that she has to do this Little does she realize that healing General John Daniel Rourke will change her life in ways she cannot imagine at this moment St Michel blends so much in their story that I found myself laughing several, no many times I even cried a few time The emotions just poured forth I was emotionally hooked and will forever think on this as one of my favorite Civil War novels With her words, St Michels breathed humanity in a war that was anything but humane Through John and Catherine, she puts into perspective a period of time that tore apart our nation, leaving it to heal by a very tenuous thread I enjoyed their story and look forward toof St Michel s stories about the Rourke family Five stars Emotionally powerful What a beautiful story Surrender the Wind, written by Elizabeth St Michel, is a little gem to discover and I m still overwhelmed with emotions after reading her touching novel This historical romance is evocative and emotionally rich with her characters, set during the Civil War You will fall in love with Catherine Fitzgerald and John Daniel Rourke They were perfect for each other Set in 1864, Daniel is wounded during the Battle of the Wilderness and left for dead, unt Emotionally powerful What a beautiful story Surrender the Wind, written by Elizabeth St Michel, is a little gem to discover and I m still overwhelmed with emotions after reading her touching novel This historical romance is evocative and emotionally rich with her characters, set during the Civil War You will fall in love with Catherine Fitzgerald and John Daniel Rourke They were perfect for each other Set in 1864, Daniel is wounded during the Battle of the Wilderness and left for dead, until, he is rescued by a country schoolmistress Together, they will embark on a journey of passion and loyalty to their country What happens when destiny throws a Confederate soldier, into the arms of a beautiful enemy John and Catherine s new friendship is complex, because of their political views can they pretend to be friends, while they are enemies of war However with time, their love for each other will survive all the political turmoil and their lives will forever change I am sure that some people really lived a similar story during the war, that why it makes it so realistic This author is a very talented storyteller and I hope she writes another novel, as fascinating as this one I really appreciated the research done to explain the devastating effects of war during that period If you love a novel filled with strong emotions, then, Surrender the Wind, is perfect for you I highly recommend it I find it, captivating, to read stories for this period time, which really reflected, the hard times that the American people had to live If you loved this novel, you might want in the future, the story of John s younger brother, Lucas I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Always love story at this era This is my first book by Elizabeth St Michel and it certainly won t be my last From the moment I started this book I was captivated by the characters and this adventurous, romantic tale Catherine Fitzgerald is a beautiful, feisty, independent, free thinking and charitable young woman in a time when the socialites didn t worry about getting their hands dirty with the poorer classes, she certainly stands out from the crowd Whilst in hiding from outside threats she meets the very handsome, hero This is my first book by Elizabeth St Michel and it certainly won t be my last From the moment I started this book I was captivated by the characters and this adventurous, romantic tale Catherine Fitzgerald is a beautiful, feisty, independent, free thinking and charitable young woman in a time when the socialites didn t worry about getting their hands dirty with the poorer classes, she certainly stands out from the crowd Whilst in hiding from outside threats she meets the very handsome, heroic, strong, courageous, honourable General John Daniel Rourke From the moment this book starts it is witty, amusing, poignant and emotionally moving Elizabeth captures the horror and misery of the American Civil War and I found that in one chapter I would be overwhelmed with sadness and in the next, I d be laughing out loud because she is a wonderful wordsmith and this book is very cleverly written John and Catherine s tale is so entertaining and passionate, the sexual tensions oozes off the pages But it is also the sub plots of the Rourke brothers, his Adjutant and other characters that enhance this tale The Rourke brothers rapport and closeness is wonderful I loved this book and thoroughly recommend it