Beloved Enemy by Al Lacy
Publication Date: June 1, 2006
Jenny’s allegiance lay with the Confederate Army. But her heart belonged to the enemy. Faithful to her family and the land of her birth, young Jenny Jordan covers for her father’s Confederate spy missions. But as she grows closer to handsome Union soldier Buck Brownell. Jenny finds herself torn between devotion to the South and her feelings for the man she is forbidden to love. Overwhelmed by pressure to assist the South, Jenny agrees to carry critical information over enemy lines. But when she is caught in Buck Brownell’s territory, will he follow orders to execute the beautiful spy or find a way to save his Beloved Enemy?
My Thoughts on this book
Buck and Jenny met at war, The Civil War, they fell in love, but there didn’t seem to be a happily every after for them. First of all, Jenny’s Confederate father wasn’t at all happy that Buck was a Union soldier. Well it could have been because they were enemies right? But Buck and Jenny didn’t let that stop their love for each other. Then when Jenny agrees to carry critical information over the enemy lines, she is caught by Buck. Will Buck do the usual punishment for someone who has crossed the lines, or will he save the love of his life?
I thoroughly enjoyed Buck and Jenny’s story, though it got touchy at times, and sometimes a little scary. With the two being in love, there was always a chance they would slip up and be seen. Jenny’s dad was determined to keep them apart, but would he be able to?
Al Lacy created characters that readers will grow to love as they follow Buck and Jenny’s love life through the Civil War days. With the twists and turns, its sometimes difficult to put the book down. This is just a good, clean, enjoyable Christian fiction story that is good for anyone to read. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys war stories and Christian fiction.
This book was generously provided by Waterbrook Press in exchange for a review. I was under no obligation to post a positive review of this book. The opinions in this review are mine only.