EMBERS OF ANGER, Book 1 Ella Grace Whitford was Southern charm at its finest until the war hit. Her hometown felt sure their Southern boys would protect them, but they were wrong. Suddenly, she is on her own, with limited resources and the care of her little brother and his new puppy. Nothing was as she had known it, and everything she believed in was about to be challenged. Colonel Jackson Ross was given the responsibility for law, order, and stability after the town of New Bern, NC fell to the Union forces. His rugged good looks, charm, and military bearing are difficult enough to ignore. But when this charismatic commander of Burnside's third brigade finds out that Ms. Whitford is living with little protection on a large plantation adjacent to the town, he comes up with a solution to protect her, and maintain law and order. Against her wishes, Colonel Ross sets up a perimeter camp on her family's land, and begins to wear away all of her beliefs about the Union. Can this loyal and tenacious Southern beauty withstand this handsome officer's charm and maintain her convictions?