Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Rachel's Star-Crossed Love

Rachel is an orphan from Nashville, Tennessee, during the American Civil War (1861-1865).  She has moved to the Tennessee mountains to live with her grandparents, and it is a difficult adjustment for a city teenager (even in the 1860s).  Now she has an added complication:  she has fallen in love.  Usually, that's a good thing, but the fella is a Union army soldier.  She lives in Confederate Tennessee.  Not an ideal romance, to be sure.  (That's why they're "star-crossed" lovers, because larger forces, over which the couple has no control, interfere with their love.)

Listen For Rachel, by Lou Kassem (Avon Books, 1986), is full of romantic hopes, dreams, and, sadly, tears.  But it is mostly a tale of a young girl maturing into womanhood, and we (well, we girls, anyway) can relate to that.  For boys, it can be an exciting read, what with all that Civil War stuff going on.

You may find this book in our online Evergreen Indiana catalog, on which you may place a hold, if you have an E.I. library card.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

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