by Cindy Holby

February 2004
ISBN: 0-8439-5279-2
Reviewer Graphic Button Leisure Books
Mass Market Paperback

The horrors of war affect those who fight it. But those who wait at home without news are affected equally as well. In her newest book, Crosswinds, Cindy Holby shows us the consequences of war and of the past.

Cat Kincaid has come to North Carolina to stay with her husbandís family. Ty has enlisted in the Confederate Army, not to uphold the owning of slaves, but because he believes in being allowed to live life without inference. Living life on a plantation is far different for Cat than the wide open plains of Wyoming where she grew up.

The war is changing Ty. He sees the death of friends and men who serve under him. He sees that the end is near for the Confederates. When fate conspires to take him away from Cat and his friends, he must find a way to survive until he can see her again.

A touching story with several plots running through it. The main one is the story of Ty and Cat. They grow in love and strength, realizing the being together makes them stronger. Their story line converges with that of Jenny, Chase and Cole. All three of those secondary characters have reasons to face the past. They find closure to their pasts and a chance at a better life by learning from their pain.

Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, Crosswinds is a story of surviving and learning the gift that love truly is.

Reviewed in April 2004 by Jenni.

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