Phyllis Phillips Captures Hearts of Readers in New Civil War Novel

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Confederate general and southern belle fall madly in love against the backdrop of the Civil War.

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It is a story of another time and place, a story of love that does not end.

History remembers Civil War General John Bell Hood as the fastest rising officer in the Confederate army and the last stand against Sherman’s army in Atlanta as he marched to the sea. In, “Memories: The Guardian of the Heart” (published by AuthorHouse), author Phyllis Phillips reveals another side of John, the tragic romantic hero, through the story of his ill-fated courtship and subsequently disastrous military career.

“Readers want a love story, and this is one of them,” writes Phillips.

Set mostly in Richmond, Va., this sweeping Civil War-era love story tells the tragic tale of Kentuckian General John Bell Hood and Southern belle Sarah “Buckie” Buchanan Campbell Preston. As John rises higher and higher in the Confederate army, no one is more proud than Sarah. As their courtship blooms, all of Richmond watches captivated and inspired by their love, but as crippling battles such as Gettysburg weaken the Confederates, the war may end up destroying them. Can John and Sarah find love even as their worlds come crashing down around them?

Rich with history and romance, “Memories: The Guardian of the Heart” will touch the hearts and minds of readers. Phillips says, “It is a story of another time and place, a story of love that does not end.”

“Memories: The Guardian of the Heart”
By Phyllis Phillips
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 380 pages | ISBN 9781481773331
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 380 pages | ISBN 9781481773348
E-Book | 380 pages | ISBN 9781481773324
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Phyllis Phillips has a background in literature and theater and was the producer and hostess for SCETV evening programming. She and her husband moved to South Carolina from Maryland. To better understand her surroundings, Phillips began researching the history of the South. She has previously published “Father’s Mansion,” “The Sea Island Edisto” and “Who Is She: The Very Real Life of Lucy Pickens.

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