Thursday, April 17, 2014

THROWBACK THURSDAY-HISTORICAL ROMANCE EDITION (23)

Happy Thursday, everyone! This is a new feature hosted by Buried Under Romance and Love Saves the World.

What is Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition?
Traditionally, Throwback Thursday celebrates nostalgia, asking participants to post a personal photo or an image from their past -- usually from 5 to 10 years ago. There are a lot of book blogs that also do a book-related Throwback Thursday.  Since Tin and Mary C. are unapologetic lovers of historical romances, they've decided to focus on this beloved genre.

Here are the rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 2008.


THIS WEEK I AM FEATURING...

Always to Remember Always to Remember 
Always to Remember by Lorraine Heath
Originally Published: February 1996

After refusing to fight for the Confederacy, Clayton was spurned by everyone in his hometown of Cedar Grove. To Meg, who lost her husbands and brothers in the war, Clay's presence was a constant offense. As punishment, Meg commissioned Clay to create a memorial for the town's war heroes. But as she spent months watching him, Meg's feelings began to change.

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An American historical that is set in the post-Civil War south.  Clayton Holland was imprisoned during the war for refusing to fight for the Confederacy and must deal with his hometown's scorn upon his return.  While there is a romance that is focused on, I found this story to be so much more.  Clayton's treatment and how he deals with it is a true test of character.  This is definitely Clayton's story much more than a romance between Meg and Clayton.  The concept of courage and what make someone courageous is primary in this book.  It is a tearjerker, but worth the sadness when it comes to the satisfying conclusion.

5 comments:

  1. This is a great pick, you can never go wrong with lorraine heath. I do love her westerns.

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  2. Hmmm, I'm not sure if this one is for me. For one, I don't really like Civil War settings (or post CW). That era in history stresses me out. It does sound like an interesting book, though.

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  3. I haven't really read any western historical yet, I think. Not sure if I will enjoy it as much as I love English historicals though :)

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  4. I love Lorraine Heath! I've tried to read through her whole backlist, but I haven't yet reached her Western romances.

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  5. It's been an age since I've read anything set in the Civil War, or thereabouts. I'll have to add this to my TBR, Clayton sounds like a very intriguing character...

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