Southern Romance Series
Little Love Affair
Knox Township, August 1863.
Little Love Affair, Book 1 of the Southern Romance Series by Best Selling Author Lexy Timms
Sentiments are running high following the battle of Gettysburg, and although the draft has not yet come to Knox, “Bloody Knox” will claim lives the next year as citizens attempt to avoid the Union draft. Clara’s brother Solomon is missing, and Clara has been left to manage the family’s farm, caring for her mother and her younger sister, Cecelia.
Meanwhile, wounded at the battle of Monterey Pass but still able to escape Union forces, Jasper and his friend Horace are lost and starving. Jasper wants to find his way back to the Confederacy, but feels honor-bound to bring Horace back to his family, though the man seems reluctant.
Siege of the Heart
Knox Township, 1863
Siege of the Heart, Book 2 in the Southern Romance series, by best selling author Lexy Timms
Jasper Perry has a home, a family—everything he thought was lost to him forever after war broke out. With Clara’s love, Jasper believes he has everything he has ever wanted. As he awaits marriage to Clara, he finds himself overcome with homesickness. When a Confederate militia kidnaps him, determined to punish him for his defection, Jasper has a choice: to give up the loyalty he once held to the Confederacy and fight to get back to Clara; or leave his new home behind, and return to all that is familiar. To make things more complicated, the militia has mistaken Cecelia for Jasper’s wife, and kidnapped her as well.
Reunited with his family, Solomon Dalton attempts to return to his old life as if nothing had ever happened. But when Jasper and Cecelia are kidnapped, Solomon must return to Confederate territory to save those he loves. However, he is not alone, a strange man is following him, and Solomon has heard in quiet whispers that Union spies are looking for those who have betrayed the cause…
With Jasper and Cecelia returned, and Solomon cleared of treason for his actions during the war, life at Dalton Farm has almost returned to normal. Of course, there’s the small matter of Cecelia’s pregnancy, and her engagement to Abraham Thompson, the reverend’s son. In Solomon’s eyes, all is as it should be, and the pair will be married quickly to avoid any gossip. But Clara, who has endured her own unhappy engagement, sees sadness in Cecelia’s eyes…
On the night of her wedding to Jasper, seeing Cecelia and Abraham bicker, Clara begs for the truth. She promises her sister that no matter what comes, she will protect her sister—and she speaks, as only she can, of the importance of being true to one’s heart.
But Cecelia is hiding more than Clara knows. Should she break the engagement and tell the truth, the reputation of the entire family is at stake, and no matter the cost to herself, Cecelia is determined to protect her family…
The war is over, and America is trying to heal, but Clara can take no joy in it. Even as the farm prospers and her family is once more at peace, Clara faces unimaginable grief: she has been unable to carry a child to term, and the loss of her children has nearly destroyed her. She has tried to remain strong for the sake of her family, but now, pregnant again, Clara finds herself consumed with fear—if she loses this baby as well, she is not sure she can go on.
Jasper tries to comfort his wife, but he is lost enough in his own grief that he knows there are no easy answers. As he and Clara cling together against a harsh world, he fears that another tragedy will break them apart. He believes that things cannot get worse, but he is sadly mistaken—because Jasper still holds secrets he has not told even to Clara. Secrets about his youth, his family, and why he has never
tried to rebuild his family homestead. So when his sister comes to find him, a sister he thought to be dead, Jasper must at last tell the truth about the past he despises…and a present that seems increasingly hopeless.