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by Judith O'Brien

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Author:
Judith O'Brien
ISBN13:
978-0671871499
ISBN:
0671871498
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Publisher:
Pocket (April 1, 1995)
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Contemporary
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There were books to be read, wonderful historical facts to learn. Why get all bogged down with the boring details of real life when you can revel in the past?

Margaret Garnett, too tall, too smart, and much too much a Northerner, felt as if she were being watched from the moment she arrived to teach at Tennessee's Magnolia University. The feeling became a shivery chill when she moved into Rebel's Retreat, the historic cottage built by Confederate General Ashton Johnson. There were books to be read, wonderful historical facts to learn. Why get all bogged down with the boring details of real life when you can revel in the past?

Home Judith O'Brien Ashton's Bride. I was worried about this book, concerned that somehow, wherever he is, Ashton might be upset to find himself promoted to the rank of general.

Home Judith O'Brien Ashton's Bride. Painfully honest, his letters are free of the usual soldierly bragging. The last thing I wanted to do was embarrass him.

Margaret Garnett, too tall, too smart, and much too much a Northerner, felt as if she were being watched from the moment she arrived to teach at Tennessee's Magnolia University. But the shock of seeing the general's portrait and recognizing him as the man of her most passionate fantasies left her with an eerie certainty-that somehow his ghost was actually there.

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Pocket Books time-travel romance.

Published 1995 by Pocket Books in New York. Civil War, 1861-1865. Pocket Books time-travel romance. 346 p. ; Number of pages.

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0 5 Author: Judith O’Brien. Always have a good book lined up - Listen and read whenever you want. Margaret Garnett, too tall, too smart, and much too much a Northerner, felt as if she were being watched from the moment she arrived to teach at Tennessee's Magnolia University. But the shock of seeing the general's portrait and recognizing him as the man of her most passionate fantasies left her with an eerie certainty - that somehow his ghost was actually there.

Reporting to her new teaching position in Tennessee, northern-born Margaret is stunned by a portrait that resembles the man of her fantasies and is transported back in time to the arms of Confederate General Ashton Johnson. Original.
  • I have always loved time travel romance! This one hits the spot for me!

    While I will admit I wasn't sure in the beginning about the heroine- a woman who was six feet tall! Between her height and her Yankee mentality (me being a southerner, born and raised!) I didn't know if I would be able to identify with the character. However I kept reading and was pulled into one of the best stories I think I've ever read! Don't let the height thing throw you off-when she is transported to the past she becomes a woman who was supposed to die- a very attractive,selfish- Southern Belle.

    Here's the story:

    Margarete Garnett is a woman who is not satisfied with her life at the moment. She has two doctorate degrees-one in American History with an emphasis in the Civil War era and the other in English Literature. However when it was time to apply for jobs, the same folly that we all fall prey to every now and then rears it's head for her- PROCRASTINATION. She didn't apply for a job until all of the 'good' positions at all of the 'upstanding' universities had already been filled. So it is with great trepidation, and no little amount of self recrimination that she heads off to the only job she could find which is at Mongolia University in Tennessee. When she arrives and sees her new home aptly named the 'Rebel's Retreat', many of her doubts seem to melt away. She feels almost as if she has come home.
    Soon after settling in she discovers that the college has located some of the personal letters of General Ashton Johnson, one of the heroes of the Confederate army. They are the correspondence between Ashton and a woman- Mag- that he was courting. Margarete devours the letters and feels herself drawn to write her own letter to the handsome soldier who was in his own time also a professor at the Magnolia College. When she wakes up in the morning she finds her letter gone and mysteriously it seems that the hero has responded with a missive of his own.

    Margarete soon finds herself fading from the present and becoming part of the past in this lovely novel where love does conquer all-even if you're from the future!

  • This was a wonderfully sweet book. The TT plot concerns a modern day English professor and Civil War historian, who connects to the spirit of a Civil War officer through his letters. Her spirit is transported back into the body of the woman he loves as that woman dies. That woman wasn't a very nice one, so the heroine has to deal with the repercussions of a past that isn't hers, as well as the knowledge that her love will be shot by a sniper within the year. She decides to give him everything she can within that time.
    The book stands out from other TT for several reasons. One is the hero, who is as sweet and smart and warm and wonderful as you could want, thought he's also full of human doubts. Another is the heroine, who is smart and doesn't lose that when confronted with situations that would stun most people. Third, there are some emotional scenes in the book that moved me to tears. Last, O'Brien did a very good job depicting the time - the reader can feel what's happening along with the heroine.
    The end of the book did feel a little off, with some problems cropping up between the couple that just didn't feel right, but they solve them and get past it.
    I think the most moving thing to me about the book is the author's afterward, in which she tells us that Ashton is her ancestor, and she got to know him through his letters, much as the heroine does. We see that she's been presenting a fairly real picture of someone for whom she has come to care a great deal, and that makes the story all the more touching.
    I recommend this to anyone who likes better TT romances.

  • Since the back cover blurb is already given on this page, I'll skip straight to my review:

    I read lots of time-travel romances, and I have to say, I didn't find this one all that great. While the time-travel aspect was interesting and well done (as was the historical detail), I felt that the romance left a lot to be desired. For one thing, the reader has to wait forever before there's any real interaction between the hero and heroine (a few ghostly whispers doesn't count as real interaction), and then the romance was really rushed once the hero and heroine finally did meet. Simply throwing the characters into bed does not count as developing the relationship. I was left feeling like the author wanted to get the "falling-in-love" part of the book out of the way so that she could get back to her history.

    In which case, she should write historical fiction instead of romance. This romance reader (and others, I'm sure) read romance for the struggles, the trials, and the ups and downs of the relationship between the hero and heroine. We want to see the struggle it takes to get from the initial attraction to the love everlasting. Rushed sex doesn't qualify, at least not for me.

    This is the second time I've tried one of the this author's books (the first being ONE PERFECT KNIGHT), and sadly, I didn't enjoy either of them. Not recommended by this reader. For really good time-travel romance, try A TIME TO DREAM by Sherry Lewis, or REMEMBER LOVE by Susan Plunkett.

  • This was the first romance novel I ever read. It's a a beautiful story in which the author writes a difficult situation in an easy and credible manner. Loved reading this!

  • It was good but not excellent. I have read other books that were much much better.