Civil Warriors by Tracy A. Ball
“…I love you. God help me, but I do.” The air lay heavy between them. Her eyes were glossy with moisture, his intense with emotion. “Tell me, if you can, you do not feel the same.” He whispered so low it might have been silence, “And make me believe it.” Sometimes love crosses boundaries, breaks chains, and demands freedom. The social-order of the eighteen-sixties compels John Richard Sagamore to put aside his negro-pet, Georgia Anne, an accomplished slave. In an attempt to quell his unnatural yearnings, John Richard sets into motion events that divide his family, steal his freedom and threaten his life.