“A Heart on Hold” by Sara Barnard

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“A Heart on Hold” by Sara Barnard is the first book in a series called “An Everlasting Heart” and is set in the time right before and during the Civil War in Arkansas.  Charlotte Adamsland has loved Sanderson Redding her whole life.  She was heartbroken when he left to go to school.  Now he’s back home and the Civil War is threatening their way of life.  Sanderson loves Charlotte and wants to marry, but the threat of imminent war persuades him to enlist in the Confederate Army.  Right before he is to leave for his assignment, he asks Charlotte to marry him.  They are married in front of the whole town and have a one-night honeymoon.

During the war, Sanderson is captured and ends up in a prison camp in Alton, Illinois.  There he finds his brother, who is a Union soldier.  Conditions are not very good in camp and…

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