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No Greater Glory

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A USA TODAY Lifeblog Recommended Read.

NO GREATER GLORY  … The #1 Civil War Romance at Amazon for eleven straight months!

Amid the carnage of war, he commandeers far more than just her home.

Widowed plantation owner Emaline McDaniels has struggled to hold on to her late husband’s dreams. Despite the responsibilities resting on her slender shoulders, she’ll not let anyone wrest away what’s left of her way of life—particularly a Yankee officer who wants to set up winter camp on her land.

With a defiance born of desperation, she defends her home as though it were the child she never had…and no mother gives up her child without a fight.

Despite the brazen wisp of a woman pointing a gun at his head, Colonel Reece Cutteridge has his orders. Requisition Shapinsay—and its valuable livestock—for his regiment’s use, and pay her with Union vouchers. He never expected her fierce determination, then her concern for his wounded, to upend his heart—and possibly his career.

As the armies go dormant for the winter, battle lines are drawn inside the mansion. Yet just as their clash of wills shifts to forbidden passion, the tides of war sweep Reece away. And now their most desperate battle is to survive the war with their lives—and their love—intact.

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Victorian Outerware

Posted Mar 25 2014, 5:43 pm

CoatAnd speaking of cold weather…the well-dressed Victorian ladies snuggled deep into their warm outerware. Outerwear plates 1863 But unlike us with our ‘hoodies’ & easy-to-don jackets, just imagine the weight & pull of their enveloping garments. Nonetheless, they were stunning in their magnificence!1863 Paletotwoman in coat 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue jacket frontAnd this truly spectacular 1863 Victorian paletot [a short heavy coat] is made from stunning blue wool.  Blue jacketThe bright colors are possible by the aniline dyes that had come into use by the mid-19th century.  

 

 

 

1860 Blue wool day coat 

 

 The deep-sweep fabric sleeves were called ‘pagoda sleeves’ & were quite fashionable during this time period. Imagine grocery shopping in this?

 

 

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