My Dearest Enemy by Jennifer Moore

My Dearest Enemy

Struggling alone on the family farm, Abigail Tidwell knows exactly who to blame for her hardships: the Americans. If it weren’t for their part in the war, her father and brothers would be home rather than fighting abroad. But no amount of antipathy could have prepared her for the shocking sight of a wounded American soldier on her property, a man in dire need of her help. Grudgingly, Abigail tends to the soldier’s injuries and anticipates the...


Details My Dearest Enemy

TitleMy Dearest Enemy
Author
Release DateApr 1st, 2018
PublisherCovenant Communications
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Romance, Historical Romance, Clean Romance, War, Fiction
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Reviews My Dearest Enemy

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    2018-04-17
    I didn't know much about the War of 1812 before I read this book, and I appreciated that it was able to show the history from perspectives of all sides- British, Canadian, and American. The plot was the main focus of the book- I felt like we were quickly introduced to the characters who quickly got the business of falling in love over with so the story could progress to more adventure and conflict. Because of that I felt like the emotions remaine...
  • Katie W
    2018-04-18
    Most of the books that I read that take place in 1812 take place in England or British Territories, so it was a pleasant surprise to read one that takes place during the war that involved the US, Britain, and Canada.Jennifer Moore isn't one who skimps on research and it's apparently obvious that this book is no exception. There are unpleasant war details given, but they were a part of life then and really add to the ambiance of the book. It was f...
  • Deanne Patterson
    2018-07-24
    Abigail lives on the Canadian side of the British War. Her father and brothers are off fighting the war and she is alone except for a neighbor checking on her once a week. Finding a wounded almost dead soldier in her barn she wonders what to do. Turn him in to authorities or nurse him back to health. Since her father is a doctor he taught her doctoring skills and her conscience will not allow her to leave a human being to suffer. This soldier is ...
  • Jacob Proffitt
    2018-08-15
    I got bored. The War of 1812 is one of those really stupid conflicts that probably meant a lot to whoever made the declarations of causus belli and I'm sure it's important for some reason or other. But I kind of hate having it appear as the main conflict between the romantic couple being set up and I just can't take seriously the hate and disgust and epithets hurled to either side (by ignorant people, of course. All the right-thinking people are ...
  • Kelly
    2018-04-17
    Abigail is from Canada and on the British side of the War. When she finds a wounded soldier in her barn, she wars in her head of what to do with him. He is barely alive. She chooses the healing part of her (her father is a surgeon and taught her much) to help. She will stitch him up, recover him and then turn him over to the British. So she tells herself. But she doesn’t and she even protects him. So when this soldier; Captain Emmett Prescott, ...
  • Julie Carpenter
    2018-06-09
    I just realized I didn't ever come back and write a review for this book. I'm not going to do anything grand or ramble on like normal. I just wanted to say that I enjoyed this book and the characters. It's a book about war and enemies. Well, the other side, the opposing force. Are they really bad and evil? At least the different individuals fighting on both sides. I really liked how the author portrayed the conflict of friend/enemy within this bo...
  • Lisa (Bookworm Lisa)
    2018-04-19
    I love a strong female lead character who is able to accomplish more than is expected of her by society. Abigail Tidwell is that type of a character. She is a woman who knows how to heal, loves rocks and minerals, and does the right thing, even when it may not be what others think is right. (Clear as mud?)This book took a look at history that I don't normally read about. It is the War of 1812. The United States and Britain are at war, and Canada ...
  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    2018-04-20
    3.5 stars, rounding upI really don't know too much about the War of 1812. I can't remember the school history lesson of so long ago but after reading this book, I have the urge to read more about it. Jennifer Moore has written a book that painted vivid images in my mind and clearly she has done her history homework because everything felt so sturdy and real. I love when historical fiction feels rich and makes me want to know more about whatever I...
  • Julie
    2018-04-19
    I was so excited to see that Jennifer Moore had a new book coming out. I love her stories! This one was a little different than her others, but every bit as good.Abigail Tidwell is working the family farm herself while her father and brother are away fighting the war. Her father is a doctor and has passed along his knowledge to Abigail, but she doesn't get many chances to use her skills---until a wounded American soldier ends up in her barn. Abig...
  • Melissa
    2018-04-05
    I really enjoyed this little story. It's a bit longer then a novella. It takes place in America as they are trying to gain there independence from Britain. It was a great setting. It was a sweet romance that changed into a good overall story to read. It could have been a little more developed. This is very clean with talk of war and killing and scalping.
  • Bev Walkling
    2018-07-14
    I was very pleased to receive an e-copy of this from #NetGalley to read and review. The opinions expressed are all my own.I have read many books that have been written about war, but not so many written about the War of 1812 and particularly focusing on a character who lives in Canada.Abigail Tidwell is living alone while her father and brother are off at war. She has animals to care for, a house to keep and a neighbour who drops in to check on h...
  • Donna Weaver
    2018-04-15
    WHAT IT'S ABOUTStruggling alone on the family farm, Abigail Tidwell knows exactly who to blame for her hardships: the Americans. If it weren’t for their part in the war, her father and brothers would be home rather than fighting abroad. But no amount of antipathy could have prepared her for the shocking sight of a wounded American soldier on her property, a man in dire need of her help. Grudgingly, Abigail tends to the soldier’s injuries and ...
  • Sydney
    2018-06-11
    In her novel My Dearest Enemy, author Jennifer Moore brings to life an excellent story that takes place during the war of 1812. Moore does an excellent job of research and bringing to life the battles, places, and characters in this epic story. My Dearest Enemy is a historical enriching and thrilling book that readers will absolutely enjoy! Readers will love the unexpected strength of a young women healer, Abigail Tidwell, who does more and is be...
  • Bonnie
    2018-04-17
    I really enjoyed this book. I'm so used to Regency era that it so a nice change to read about something on the North American continent. It gave me a different feel for what was going on during that time period. I love to see how what is socially acceptable in society has changed over the many years, both for better and for worse. The characters are amazing as is the storyline. In a way I feel like the story could be continued which is fun to spe...
  • Ariell
    2018-09-05
    I don't think I have ever read a book set during the war of 1812. I learned a few things and gained an interest in learning more about it. I really liked the characters. It seemed to me that the MCs fell in love really fast. The MC is a doctor so part of the story involves her caring for battle wounds.
  • Jenn
    2018-05-01
    I've read most, if not all of this author's books and haven't loved one as much as this one since reading Miss Burton Unmasks A Prince. However the are still a few things that were lacking. This book is 189 pages and if it could have been 250 to 300 I would have been happier. First, a little more development between Abigail and Emmett at the beginning of the story would have been nice. Second, we never do find our what Emmett and his men were doi...
  • Tori (Book Chick)
    2018-04-04
    I think this may have been my first book to read based during the War of 1812. I loved the history- Jennifer Moore never skimps on her research. Even though it wasn't a long book, all the characters were really well developed and the story felt complete. I admired Abigail's bravery and loved the love story. :)
  • Mara
    2018-07-30
    4.5 stars for this latest book by one of my favorite authors. I love the cover and I wanted to read it since it's by Jennifer Moore. Sad to say I don't remember anything about the war of 1812 (high school American History was 44 long years ago), so I had to look up a map to see where the story was taking place. Abigail Tidwell is solely responsible for taking care of her family's farm in Canada since her father and brother are away because of the...
  • Kathryn
    2018-04-17
    Loved every minute. The strong willed Abigail and the loyal emmitt. Favorite quote: “Let a persons character be the indicator of a true enemy not the color of their coat”Americans verses the British and IndiansOne woman’s struggle to practice medicine and find her calling while trying to be true to herself and her country.
  • Cathy
    2018-04-17
    I loved this book! It’s set during the War of 1812. The author did a fabulous job of painting the sights and sounds of the war. Our heroine, Abigail, finds herself alone due to the war. But there’s something wrong, someone has entered her barn. What she finds there is terrifying, an enemy soldier. He’s unconscious and bleeding. Her father is a doctor and she’s been around enough wounds to know what to do. But she knows if he wakes up, she...
  • Taffy
    2018-02-27
    Opening line:""Blast the United States of America," Abigail Tidewell spoke in a loud voice, feeling very self-satisfied at the echo the words produced in the empty woodbox."I always learn a history lesson or two from Jennifer Moore. I had no idea how far north American armies ventured in the war of 1812. I enjoyed the two main characters, Abigail and Emmet, as well as the secondary characters. They were very well written and came to life on the p...
  • vaneeta naik
    2018-07-05
    Omg !!!! such a beautiful story set against the backdrop of the war of 1812...I dont know anything about this war but in her novel My Dearest Enemy, author Jennifer Moore has given us an insight of this war, by her brilliant & hopefully acurate research ...she brings to life an excellent story that takes place during the war ...the fresh thing i noted was this book puts light on history from perspectives of all sides- British, Canadian, and Ameri...
  • vaneeta naik
    2018-07-03
    Omg !!!! such a beautiful story set against the backdrop of the war of 1812...I dont know anything about this war but in her novel My Dearest Enemy, author Jennifer Moore has given us an insight of this war, by her brilliant & hopefully acurate research ...she brings to life an excellent story that takes place during the war ...the fresh thing i noted was this book puts light on history from perspectives of all sides- British, Canadian, and Ameri...
  • Charissa
    2018-04-12
    This book is absolutely decadent! I would definitely read it again. The characters are Abigail and Emmett. One is a British citizen living in the Canadian frontier. The other is an American soldier, fighting the British. They are enemies. Abigail finds a wounded Emmett in her barn while her father and brother are off fighting and doctoring for the English. She is running the farm alone. Knowing how to suture wounds and other medical procedures fr...
  • Amy
    2018-07-07
    Wow!!! Seriously this might just be my favorite from Jennifer Moore! Which is saying a lot because I loved Lockwood & the Hyde Park novella. Ok, first of all I will admit I’m super picky about American historical novels. I’m super biased I know, I’m English and I’ll choose something set in my motherland anyday. Yet, some authors are starting to change my mind. Regina Jennings, Melissa Jagears, Pam Hillman and without a doubt, Jody Hedlund...
  • Lindsey
    2019-03-28
    I know I will love any Jennifer Moore book! They always take me to a new place in history, and often places I’ve never been such as the War of 1812. I didn’t realize all the sides that followed the British army in this was and I learned how Canada and some Native Americans helped them in this book.Abigail hates Americans and especially American soldiers. But when one turns up injured and unresponsive in her barn she will do everything to save...
  •  The Flipped Page (Susan K)
    2018-06-29
    Romance, clean; periodThis was probably my favorite of all of J.M.'s books I have read. I loved the period war setting, and the characters were likeable and real. Not totally sure of the historical accuracy of all of the medical things, I confess I am not sure about that, hopefully the author researched it. That being said, this was a lovely read. Tension, drama, life and death, and in the course of it all Abigail and Emmett manage to fall deeply...
  • Susan
    2018-04-13
    I always enjoy Jennifer Moore's gentle historical romances and this one is no exception. Like the author's other books, it's quick, clean, and contains more depth than typical novels in this genre. The plot's predictable, but that's to be expected. It didn't really bother me. The characters are sympathetic and likable, although they're not super original or memorable. Prose-wise, this one's more tell than show. Still, I found the story engaging a...
  • Paula Bothwell
    2018-11-14
    My Dearest Enemy - PGViolence: war, general detailsLanguage: nothing offensiveSex: no sex, but there were some swoontastic kissesWhoa, but I love me a strong female lead! Our heroine is amazing and such a kind, loving person. Her perfect match is our Hero and one of the forces that keeps them apart is absolutely terrible. Highly recommend!
  • Lisa
    2018-07-04
    Jennifer Moore is one of my favorite authors, and I am so glad she continues to write. I love the setting of her books, so different from tea parties and balls with fancy dresses and all the dancing. Another great read.