The Sweetheart Tree
by Clover Autry
One life turned the Battle of Sunken Bridge.
Not a history enthusiast, Bree doesn't pay much attention while at the Civil War museum with her history-buff sister. Though letters behind glass and a multitude of initials carved into the Sweetheart Tree do cause Bree to wonder if she will ever find someone to love that wholeheartedly.
She never expected to be thrown back in time; or to find the answer in the warm gaze of a confederate lieutenant. A lieutenant who, should he live, will alter history.
While touring an ancient Civil War sight with her sister, Bree takes a little time to cool off under the Sweetheart Tree where decades of young lovers have carved their initials into the trunk. She falls asleep, and is swept back in time to the era of the Civil War. There she meets the man who steals away her heart. But she doesn’t belong in the past. Will the future tear them apart forever?
As I’ve said in past reviews, I’m a real sucker for a good time travel story. Although this one was short, it was no disappointment. In fact, I was impressed at the depth of characterization and setting for so short a story. It really drew me in, and at one point I found myself frightened to the point of near tears for the well being of the two main characters. There were a few grammatical errors which should have been caught during edits, but other than that, it was well done and an enjoyable read. I recommend it for women of all ages.
Review by Violet