Civil War Soldier Shows Love Can be the Strongest Bond of All in New Novel by Julie Neil, Published by Dog Ear Publishing

A Confederate soldier who refuses to give up on love stars in this romantic novel that spans across time. A chance purchase at an auction 150 years later bring an independent woman and this star-crossed soldier a chance for their own happy endings.

Springdale, AR, May 06, 2010 --( A Confederate soldier who refuses to give up on love stars in this romantic novel that spans across time. Richard Hollingsworth is a conflicted, wealthy soldier killed during a Civil War battle when he mistakenly shoots his own men. His spirit remains behind, searching desperately for his true love, after he dies clutching a locket from his beloved.

Nearly 150 years later, a chance purchase at an auction brings Renny Thomas into the picture. She’s a single professional woman who can’t pass up an antique auction. She buys Civil War memorabilia but gets more than she bargained for, becoming part of Richard’s quest for love. This independent woman learns to open her heart to uncover the mystery behind the ghost haunting both her home and her life. Things become even more complicated when an auction rival turns out to be a college professor researching the paranormal.

Published by Dog Ear Publishing, The Locket Spirit by author Julie Neil draws readers in with her compelling storytelling. As Renny and the professor delve deeper into the events surrounding Richard’s death and life, she begins to confront her own medical and psychological issues. A trip to New Orleans and a visit with a psychic provide some clues, but will Richard and Renny get the happy ending both deserve?

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The Locket Spirit
Julie Neil
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-344-4 224 pages $13.99 US

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