Item description for And We'll Call Her General Leigh (A Civil War Romantic Comedy) by Elaine Smith Janet...
Leigh Davis was raised as the son General Alexander Davis never had and always wanted. When the war hit, she found a way to serve by taking supplies and food to the camp at nearby Harper's Ferry, while her father went off to be a personal aide to President Lincoln. Clad in her normal buckskins, her long blonde locks tucked under her cap, the men in camp heard her refer to her father. Thinking she was his son, they joked about her being as bossy as General Lee. And so, they called her "General Leigh."Grant Sinclair, a spy for the South, kept bumping into General Leigh, until one day he was wounded and she took it on as her responsibility to nurse him back to health. Could their differences, as vast as those that existed between the other Lee and Grant, survive despite all the obstacles of the war? Packed with both emotion and hilarity, And We'll Call Her General Leigh is a fresh take on the Civil War, and the brave men and women who served during this trying time.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Feb 12, 2007
Publisher Star Publish
ISBN 1932993754 ISBN13 9781932993752
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Warm, well-written, and funny; but moving, also. Nov 8, 2007
Leigh Davis has been raised by her father, General Alexander Davis, to be the son he wanted but never had. When war between North and South looms, General Davis refuses the plea of his cousin - Jefferson Davis - to serve the Confederacy. Alexander Davis remains loyal to the Union and to President Lincoln, despite his family ties and despite his friendship with former West Point classmate Robert E. Lee (for whom Leigh is named). With General Davis off to the war, Leigh decides she must do something more as her contribution than staying at home and helping her mother run the family's Maryland farm. Dressed in her usual boyish garb, with her golden curls concealed by a cap, she begins taking fresh food supplies to a nearby Union Army camp. Impressed by her forceful personality, and believing that she's the son of General Davis - not his daughter - the men of that camp soon nickname her "General" Leigh.
Hiding near the camp Leigh visits so often is a Confederate Army spy, Grant Sinclair. The young officer watches the "boy" come and go, and one day he learns her secret. As the battles move closer, and even civilian lives are put in peril, love blossoms between Leigh and Grant. Is it a doomed love? Or one that can conquer anything, including a war whose opposite sides are led by generals bearing the same names as this unlikely pair?
I didn't know quite what to expect from a book described by its author as a Civil War romantic comedy. Well, that's exactly what it is, all right! It had me in stitches at times, but it also has some powerful passages as Leigh and Grant (and their young friend Jackson, another general's namesake) learn what war really costs. This warm, well-written tale has a lot of fun at history's expense, and its heroine is memorable indeed as she learns another great lesson: that those who truly love you accept you just the way you are.