Yankee Stranger (Williamsburg, #2)

On the eve of the Civil War, Eden Day encounters Cabot Murray on Duke of Gloucester Street in Williamsburg As they shelter together from a passing thunderstorm, they fall in love The obstacles to their future are instantly obvious Hers is a prominent Virginia family, and he is a Yankee newspaperman Their country is about to split apart, and they will be on opposite sid On the eve of the Civil War, Eden Day encounters Cabot Murray on Duke of Gloucester Street in Williamsburg As they shelter together from a passing thunderstorm, they fall in love The obstacles to their future are instantly obvious Hers is a prominent Virginia family, and he is a Yankee newspaperman Their country is about to split apart, and they will be on opposite sides Yet at the insistence of Tibby Day, the matriarch of the Day family who gets wind of the encounter, Cabot Murray is invited to Tibby s birthday party

  

Elswyth Thane

Thane is most famous for her Williamsburg series of historical fiction The books cover several generations of a single family from the American Revolutionary War up to World War II The action moves from Williamsburg in later books to England, New York City and Richmond, Virginia....

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  • Posted by Misfit

    It was her birthday, and she was ninety five Tibby Day might be ninety five, but she s still the matriarch of the Day Sprague families and a real treat for those who read her story in Dawn s Early Light, the first book in Thane s Williamsburg series Tensions between the North and the South are heating up, and Yankee Cabot Murray finds himself a not so welcome guest in some households, but Tibby welcomes him into her home and marks him as the one man suitable for her favorite granddaught

  • Posted by Emmy

    I feel like the synopsis for this book is a little misleading It sounds like a story about Eden and Cabot, right A Southern girl falling in love with a Yankee True, they re in it and they do But I would say this is a story about the Day Sprague family Tibby and Julian s children and grandchildren and their experiences as a Southern family during the Civil War I liked the parts that included the family and Thane does an excellent job of showing what it was like for Southerners during I feel like

  • Posted by Kilian Metcalf

    This was the first book by Elswyth Thane I ever read, and it is still one of my favorites It has it all the handsome Yankee, the beautiful southern belle, love and war Second in her Williamsburg novels, it tells the story of the love that grows between Cabot Murray, hardened Yankee newspaper reporter and the loving Virginia family that accepts him into their lives All the women flutter around Cabot, but it is lovely Eden Day who captures his heart Of course there s this pesky war to get ov This

  • Posted by Mallory

    Much like Dawn s Early Light, this is first and foremost a romance, but it also captures the full horrors and complexities of war Eden Day is the great granddaughter of Tibby, who is 95 years old at the opening of the book and still as sharp and perceptive as ever Though it s Eden s story, Tibby remains the rock and the core of the Day family On the eve of the Civil War, Eden meets Cabot Murray, a Yankee journalist, and they fall in love, much to the chagrin of her family and friends Tibby Much

  • Posted by Gaile

    It is always wonderful to find a new author although this one has been around since the Forties Her second book continues the saga of the family in Williamsburg begun in her first book, Dawn s Early Life.In this one, the heroine of Dawn s Early Light lives to a ripe old age, sees war break out again and her granddaughters fall in love Eden falls for a Yankee Sue loves her double cousin The yankee s sister comes south and she also finds a new life.Not only is this a romance but it is stuffed w It

  • Posted by CLM

    When sheltered Eden Day meets brash northerner Cabot Murray on a stormy day in Williamsburg, she is struck by his charm and good looks but instinctively knows he can bring nothing but upheaval to her life She is from a distinguished Virginia family and he is a Yankee, unwelcome in town as the war is about to break out between the States Yet Eden s great grandmother Tibby sees something in Cabot that reminds her of her husband and encourages the romance A strong competitor to Gone with the W When

  • Posted by Barbara Irene Carter

    This is a wonderful book and I liked it as well as Dawn s Early Light and intend to read the whole series This is the story of the Day and Sprague families as they live through the miseries of the civil war and with all the triumphs, tragedys and romantic entanglements Highly recommend to all history buffs....