Letha Bartlett does her best to care for the wounded and dying soldiers at the confederate hospital where she works in Richmond, Virginia. The war is winding down, but there are still plenty of dead and dying young men showing up at Letha’s hospital every day. A kind and gentle widow, Letha is much loved by both the soldiers under her care. Only man in particular seems immune to her attempts at cheering him up. Granville Pollars broke with his Northern family to fight for the Confederacy and now the war has cost him everything, his family his fiancee and the ability to walk. Letha makes Granville her special project and with the help of another patient, sets out to show him that there is a future for him, if he can only believe in it.
This is the kind of story that makes you blink when put it down. Returning to the 21st century wasn’t easy for me. I was so caught up in the characters and the setting, the story was almost real for me