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A Reader's Opinion: NO GREATER GLORY by Cindy Nord


An appealing Civil-War era romantic adventure! NO GREATER GLORY is the first book in Cindy Nord's Cutteridge Family series. It's filled with vivid historic details of battles and life during the time period. This story follows Emaline McDaniels, a widow who is trying desperately to hold onto her plantation in memory of her late husband. Then enters her life Yankee Colonel Reece Cutteridge, who is ordered to take Shapinsay, the plantation, for military use. He didn't expect to come face to face with a determined woman who is willing to do whatever it takes to hold onto what she holds dear.

During the course of the war, Emaline finds herself helping the Colonel, even though she holds no regard for Yankees in general. Of course, working closely with Reece makes it difficult to resist her growing attraction. She also begins to see that there are two sides of the war, and she's not the only one who has suffered.

Separated by years of war, and uncertain if or when they'll see each other again, the bond between Emaline and Reece remain strong. Their passion and romance is beautiful, though a little rushed perhaps. Reece was a charming and wonderful character, and definitely my favorite. Dramatic depictions of the time and setting, along with interesting characters and rich history, made NO GREATER GLORY an enjoyable book to read.

Rating: 4 Stars | Content Rating: 5 Hearts | Reviewed by: Kaylie Morgan


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Amid the carnage of war, he commandeers far more than just her home... Widowed plantation owner Emaline McDaniels has struggled to hold on to her late husband’s dreams. Despite the responsibilities resting on her slender shoulders, she’ll not let anyone rip away what’s left of her way of life—particularly a Yankee officer who wants to set up winter camp on her land. With a defiance born of desperation, she defends her home as though it were the child she never had…and no mother gives up her child without a fight! Despite the brazen wisp of a woman pointing a gun at his head, Colonel Reece Cutteridge has his orders. Requisition Shapinsay—and its valuable livestock—for his regiment’s use, and pay her with Union vouchers. He never expected her fierce determination, then her concern for his wounded, to upend his heart—and possibly his career. As the armies go dormant for the winter, battle lines are drawn inside the mansion. Yet just as their clash of wills shifts to forbidden passion, the tides of war sweep Reece away. And now their most desperate battle is to survive the war with their lives—and their love—intact.

Genre: Historical Romance | Pub Date: March 12, 2017 | Page count: 266pp

Format Read: E-Book | Source: Provided by the author or publisher


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