Enemy Women

Enemy Women

A Novel

Book - 2002
Average Rating:
Rate this:

For the Colleys of southeastern Missouri, the War between the States is a plague that threatens devastation, despite the family's avowed neutrality. For eighteen-year-old Adair Colley, it is a nightmare that tears apart her family and forces her and her sisters to flee. The treachery of a fellow traveler, however, brings about her arrest, and she is caged with the criminal and deranged in a filthy women's prison.

But young Adair finds that love can live even in a place of horror and despair. Her interrogator, a Union major, falls in love with her and vows to return for her when the fighting is over. Before he leaves for battle, he bestows upon her a precious gift: freedom.

Now an escaped "enemy woman," Adair must make her harrowing way south buoyed by a promise . . . seeking a home and a family that may be nothing more than a memory.

Publisher: New York, NY : Morrow : 2002
ISBN: 9780066214443
Branch Call Number: FIC Jile
Characteristics: 321p


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Mar 08, 2017

Wonderful book with historical content to give context as to Missouri during the Civil War at the beginning of each chapter.

Aug 02, 2016

Great historical fiction. Also a good look at the Civil War from the viewpoint of those caught in the middle.

Jul 14, 2016

I read this "Enemy Women" over a year ago and forgot the books name but I kept remembering what an awesome, well written story this was. I just couldn't forget it. Now I'm going to read it again. All parts were captivating but the journey home was especially poignant and determined at the same time. Wonderful book!

Nov 28, 2011

A revelation. Who knew what the civil war was to the people overrun by the competing armies? This story draws you into the utter waste and craziness of it all. Exerts from historical documents bring great references to real people and events.

Nov 05, 2011

Another NPR recommendation that I finally read.

An amazing story of the craziness of war.

Also shows the bravery and strength of human character that can help us overcome almost anything.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Find it at NWPL

To Top