Civil Hearts (Paperback)

By Claire Gem

Erato Publishing, 9780997432664, 338pp.

Publication Date: March 16, 2018

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He's a sexy Southern gentleman--with epilepsy. She's a widow scarred from her husband's brain cancer. A Confederate soldier haunts her new home--and she's a Yankee.Manhattan web designer Liv Larson yearns for big change. She has no family, and after all, she can work from anywhere. Why not throw a dart at the map? She heads out of the big city for the rural South and falls in love as soon as she arrives--with the Belle Bride, an abandoned antebellum mansion.Heath Barrow loves his country life, managing his antiques store in sleepy Camellia, Alabama. But he's lonely, and his condition--epilepsy--makes life uncertain. It's already cost him a marriage. A new medication and the new girl in town have his heart hopeful again.Sparks fly between them, but the first seizure Liv witnesses sends her into a tailspin. She watched her husband die that way . . .To make matters worse, Liv discovers she's not living alone. Her challenge? Dealing with a Confederate soldier who clearly resents his Yankee roommate--even though he's been dead for almost a hundred and fifty years.

About the Author

Strong Women, Starting Over Redefining Romance Claire is a multi-published, award winning author of five titles in the genres of contemporary romance, supernatural suspense, and women's fiction. She also writes Author Resource guide books, and presents seminars on writing craft and marketing. Her supernatural suspense, Hearts Unloched, won the 2016 New York Book Festival, and was a finalist in the 2017 RONE Awards. Also in 2017, her women's fiction, The Phoenix Syndrome, was a finalist in the National Reader's Choice Awards, and her contemporary romance, A Taming Season, was a Literary Award of Merit finalist in the HOLT Medallion Awards. Her latest release, Spirits of the Heart, was a finalist in the 2017 "I Heart Indie Awards." Creating cross-genre fiction she calls "supernatural suspense," Claire loves exploring the paranormal and the unexplained, and holds a certificate in Parapsychology from the Rhine Research Center of Duke University. A New York native, Claire has lived in five of the United States and held a variety of jobs, from waitress to bridal designer to research technician-but loves being an author best. She and her happily-ever-after hero, her husband of 39 years, now live in central Massachusetts.