My Dearest Cecelia: A Novel of the Southern Belle Who Stole General Sherman's Heart by Diane Haeger

My Dearest Cecelia: A Novel of the Southern Belle Who Stole General Sherman's Heart

byDiane Haeger

Kobo ebook | April 24, 2004

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As she enters the Commencement Ball at West Point Military Academy on a spring evening in 1837, in her pink gown with white silk roses and ropes of pearls, Cecelia Stovall looks---and feels---like the perfect, innocent Southern belle. Little does she know that at that dance she will meet the man who will change her life---and the lives of all her fellow Southerners---forever. Cecelia falls instantly in love with the dashing young Northern cadet, William Tecumseh Sherman, and they embark on a fiery, secret rendezvous despite their broad cultural differences and the expectation that they will marry others. Their love remains poignantly aflame and survives the worst obstacles over years of separation and longing. And then the long-threatened Civil War starts, and both Cecelia and William assume prominent positions on opposite sides of their country's deepest and fiercest rift, as William becomes the very same General Sherman who will be feared and hated throughout the South.

Legend has it that Sherman's love for Cecelia was the reason he spared her hometown of Augusta during his infamous march to the sea, in which his troops cut a swath through nearly every other town in Georgia and burned Atlanta to the ground. Now Diane Haeger, the author of the acclaimed The Secret Wife of King George IV, has re-created this lost romance in a sweeping and lyrical novel that will be treasured by the history enthusiast---and hopeless romantic---in everyone. A multilayered historical saga spanning a quarter-century, Diane Haeger's My Dearest Cecelia is an epic novel of star-crossed lovers Cecelia Stovall and General William T. Sherman---a romance for the history books.

Title:My Dearest Cecelia: A Novel of the Southern Belle Who Stole General Sherman's HeartFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 24, 2004Publisher:St. Martin's Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1429923547

ISBN - 13:9781429923545


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Winner Sometimes we want to tell everything about the book we have read, we want to share all the beauty and emotions of it. I don't want to do that. I want the readers to experience everything I just did for themselves. I want them to fall in love with My Dearest Cecelia, just as I did. I will tell you I found myself swept up into the story, I enjoyed the characters and I welcomed the tears. I received a signed copy from the author, Diane Haeger. I thank you Diane, please keep writing your stories, you take me to another time and I always welcome the journey.
Date published: 2017-11-26