Elswyth Thane - Yankee Stranger
In this second book of the Williamsburg series Yankee Stranger, Tabitha Day, heroine of "Dawn's Early Light", re-appears on her 95th birthday, an altogether delectable and beguiling grandmother and great-grandmother. The period spans the Civil War; the setting is largely Williamsburg and Richmond, and the battlefields. The Spragues and the Days have again inter-married, and one tragedy comes out of it when young Sue and her double first cousin are forbidden permission to marry. But the story is primarily that of Cabot Murray, "Yankee stranger", journalist, war correspondent on the wrong side, and Eden - of love at first sight. Eden can forgive his profession, accept his place of birth, but when she finds him a "spy", she tries to wipe out her love. But in vein - and Cabot wins through. Delightfully drawn picture of civilian life behind the Civil War front - not too prettified but real.