Read The Threefold Tie

Read The Threefold Tie

Shy Civil War veteran Jack never expected to be involved in an affair du coeur. It seemed like a minor miracle when he and his comrade-in-arms Everett became lovers – and a painful return to reality when Everett married his sweetheart, Sophie. And the situation is only more complicated now that Jack has fallen in love with Sophie, too.

When Everett found himself in love with Sophie, the proper thing for him to do was to end his dalliance with Jack and marry her. But even though everyone says it’s impossible to be in love with two people at once, Everett has never really gotten over Jack.

Sophie’s unconventional family has shown her that love is not always simple. But she’s still startled to find herself responding to Jack’s very obvious crush – and to realize that Everett, too, still has feelings for Jack. How can they navigate nineteenth century romantic conventions and still find a satisfying arrangement?

I really enjoyed Briarley by Aster Glenn Gray, so I’ve been meaning to read more of her work and finally got around to this novella, now I’ve got a Kindle Unlimited subscription I’m trying to maximize. While I didn’t like it quite as much as Briarley, I thought it was well done.

The storytelling style felt different than I’ve read before, moving between the present and past quite a lot, but not in a confusing way.

The Civil War and post-Civil War seem to be a neglected time period for historical romance (Alyssa Cole’s Loyal League series was fantastic), and I’d love to see more.

Though this was short, it felt a good length and had a satisfying ending.

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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