Abolitionist Felicity Phelps, after watching her parents tragically murdered attempting to aid a family of runners, escapes the perils of war when she travels abroad seeking a fresh start. Discouraged and brokenhearted, Felicity discovers that life in Victorian England is not as charming as she was lead to believe as a child by her beloved grandmother.
Human suffering exists in England, just as it had in her beloved South. The poor are forced to live in warehouses, while those of means -- the elite of society -- enjoy a life filled with power, lust, and greed.
She soon discovers that even the good vicar, a man Felicity trusts and admires, is also guilty of lies and deceit, all the while claiming virtues beyond reproach.
Will illicit love taint Felicity's virtues? To read an excerpt click below
“Virtuous Dove”, wow, I don’t even know where to begin. The novel was splendid! Taking place during the nineteenth century, the novel portrays the lives of men and women, both young and old, in the most outstanding way. Barely making it through the first chapter, I completely became attached to the characters. The way Linda Daly created the characters; it made me feel as if I had known them my entire life! It takes a great and eminent author to create that effect. Whether you are interested in the Civil War or not, you will love the book! Take my word for it!
One of the most compelling, attention grabbing books I've read in a long time. A must read for anyone interested in the Victorian / Civil War era. As a man, and an avid reader, this would not have been a book I would normally purchase. Being more into action and adventure. My wife however, after reading it, just raved about it, and encouraged me to read it as well. Well, all I got to say is WOW!!
It captures your imagination from the first page and transports you right there, as if you were a part of the story. If you haven't read this book yet, then get it. Like myself you will not regret it. Man or woman its an excellent read.
Number #1 book
After I read the first review, I decided to pick the book up myself. Let me tell you, Adam is not mistaken. "Virtuous Dove" is the best book I have ever read. The author, Linda Daly, created a brilliant masterpiece, that not only teaches you about the civil war, but how other people dealed with the situations during this era. She does a magnificent job creating each image, and describing each place and event. I fell in love with the characters instantly. The way Mrs. Daly expresses each characters emotions in great depth, it's unbelievable. The characters became closer than friends, I thought of them as my family. Please take my advice, read the book. I guarantee you'll love it just as much as I have.