You can really feel the frustations and fear that keep these two people on the run.
Union Caption John Howe took Amanda Dougles hostage in his desperate escape from the Confederate Prison at Salisbury, North Carolina. In January no less, dang but it was cold.
Amanda decided to go along with John Howe in a bid for freedom from her step-father. The man was constantly looking for proof that she was morally ruined. Such cold hatred.
Amanda was a very circumspect young lady of little more than seventeen summers and John Howe was an experienced man of twenty four. Both used a bit of sarcasm to counter their growing attraction. Amanda was not about to trust John Howe and he was in no condition to give into his lust.
Ah, but when he finally got home from North Carolina to Washington he had to contend with people who did not want to know about the savageness of war. Once again Amanda helps save his sanity.
Mama, in her misguided attempts to save John from a poor, scheming Reb gal began to ease the two apart. It took John a while to realize he was trusting the wrong people.
You will get a charge out of Mama's secret that she uses against Amanda to convince her to go back to North Carolina.
And guess where John finds Amanda?
Great story - wonderful characters - great action - definitely hard to put down.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ? -- Definitely a keeper!