Monday, November 4, 2013

Aloha to Eden Carson and WIDOW, SPY, AND LOVER


On this day in 1862, President Lincoln removed General McClellan as the commander of the Union Army for the second and final time.  McClellan remains a controversial figure in the Civil War.  The Civil War echoes in the Maryland countryside.

The Civil War is the setting for Eden Carson's WIDOW, SPY, & LOVER:

The year is 1864. The place – the Deep South. There’s typhoid in the town, soldiers at the door, and a dead husband in the springhouse. When gun smugglers come calling, Morgan Edgeworth has only one thing to barter – a deadly knowledge of bomb-making no woman should have.

To escape a violent past and protect his brother, Liam Griffin crosses an ocean to America -- only to step off the boat into the middle of a deadly war. The Irishman is forced to join the North - as scout, tactician, and the gun guarding his brother’s back.

When Griffin steps into the Bleu Pig Tavern, he’s looking for information. What he finds is a woman – An elegant southern lady serving whiskey to thieves and deserters. She’s beautiful, well-spoken, and entirely out-of-place in a rowdy tavern. As she circles the room, pausing only for hurried conversations with men in Confederate uniforms, Griffin is forced to look beyond his interest in Morgan as a woman. Could she know something about the black powder making its way up the Mississippi?

When Griffin rescues Morgan from a dangerous situation, he offers his protection in exchange for information. Can she survive on her own, or should she trust the charming Irishman to keep his word?

Widow, Spy, & Lover is an action-packed romance that begins during the Civil War in Union-occupied Louisiana, and ends on the Texas frontier.

It’s about fresh starts. Love and Redemption. And the meaning of family. There’s adventure, humor, romance, and passion.

Harpers Ferry, West Virgina, a centerpiece in the Civil War

WIDOW, SPY, AND LOVER is next in my TBR pile ... Mary Gramlich posted her five star review on Amazon (link) and Goodreads (link).   I am giving away an ecopy of WIDOW, SPY, AND LOVER to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Leave a comment about the Civil War - have you visited any of the battlefields?

2.  This giveaway is open to all readers.

3.  Comments are open through Saturday, November 9, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, November 10.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

To learn more about Eden and her books, check out her website at

Check out my pictures of Civil War locale, including Harpers Ferry (link) and Frederick (link).  


  1. No, but my husband hopes to visit Gettysburg some day.

  2. Unfortunately (or fortunately) no.

  3. I have visited many battlefields from Gettysburg to the Northern Virginia ones. There is something about them when you visit that is not truly describeable.

  4. I haven't but would love to! Love Gone with the wind so would love to actually see everything.

  5. No Kim, I haven't visited any of them either. However, I did go to Culloden in Scotland (okay, I know that's not the civil war, but it was a battleground).

  6. I haven't visited but it sounds like a lot of fun :) Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Gettysburg and Antietam.

    It's a tragedy that many of them are under threat.

  8. My dad was a science teacher but loved history, so one summer we drove to visit many of the battlefields in the eastern states. I wish I'd have been a bit older as I'd have appreciated it so much more.

    Marcy Shuler

  9. I love historical romances, and I love romantic suspense. The combo of the two would be dynamite!! I can't wait to read this book. During 1988-89 my hubby and I lived in Philadelphia PA. During that year we visited Valley Forge and other Revolutionary War sites. We never made it to a Civil War site and I'm sad about that. Thanks for the post!

  10. I have not had the opportunity to visit any of the Civil War battlefields.

  11. I visited some of the Civil War battlefields in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

  12. I have visited a several of the ones in Georgia and Tennessee. Thanks for sharing about this book!