Dr. Dru Talbot is eager to get home to the bride with whom he had only one night of wedded bliss before the Civil War took him away, but he soon discovers that after reports of his death, Sara took off with a Yankee. In fact, she actually returned to Magnolia Creek only one day before him with Lissybeth, her bastard baby. When the newspaper attacks Sara in a scathing editorial, it looks like Dru will never be able to get his medical practice off the ground unless he divorces her. Then a yellow fever epidemic strikes, and as the backwoods herbal healer from the wrong side of the creek and the handsome scion of the town's founder work together to save lives, they realize that they still have feelings for each other. Readers will weep with sorrow and joy over Landis' smart and romantic tale, which parallels Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain (1997) in its deliberate pacing and dramatization of the toll exacted on a marriage by war and class differences. Diana Tixier Herald Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.