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The Resource Ashes in the wind, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

Ashes in the wind, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

Label
Ashes in the wind
Title
Ashes in the wind
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Disguised as a ragged, dirty-faced boy, lovely Alaina MacGaren flees the Yankee troops ravaging her plantation and makes her way by riverboat to New Orleans, hoping to find refuge with her only surviving kin. Her waifish appearance attracts the compassion of a handsome Yankee surgeon, Captain Cole Latimer, who gives the "lad" a job as a hospital orderly. Little does he know that beneath the boy's clothes is a beautiful young woman whose destiny is deliciously and dangerously linked with his! Once in New Orleans, Alaina's spoiled cousin, Roberta, takes a fancy to the Captain, and Alaina, seething with anger at the "bluebellies" who killed her parents and destroyed her home, is disgusted by her cousin's posturings. Yet it is Alaina who saves the Captain's life when he is attacked on the road one night and left for dead. Filled with mixed emotions, she brings him home, and he, delirious and convinced he is in a brothel, tenderly but forcefully takes her to bed! Afterwards, Alaina runs off in confusion, and when Cole awakens, it is the conniving Roberta he finds beside him-and honorably marries, though he cannot understand why the passions of his new bride are so different from his memory of that first, wondrous night! Just as Cole discovers Alaina's true identity and realizes that she was the delicious hoyden who shared his bed, Alaina flees, accused of ambushing a Union Army pay wagon-a price placed on her head! Alaina and Cole's passionate story sweeps from the gracious old-world elegance of New Orleans through the great war-torn plantations of the South to the raw beauty of the Minnesota woodlands, where finally, in the ashes of their old lives, they discover the glowing embers of a spirited new love."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS3573.O625
  • PZ4.W8878
LC item number
A95 1979
Literary form
fiction
Label
Ashes in the wind, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
665 pages
Isbn
9780380463671
Lccn
79051351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocm05455969
Label
Ashes in the wind, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
665 pages
Isbn
9780380463671
Lccn
79051351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocm05455969

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