Paulette Jiles sets her novel titled, Simon the Fiddler
, in Texas as the Civil War is ending. Protagonist Simon Boudlin is a twenty-three-year-old musician who has avoided military service for both sides, thanks to his artistic skill. He pursues an indentured Irish servant with whom he falls in love. Jiles offers readers an enjoyable love story, surrounded by the atmosphere of life in post-war Texas. Fans of historical fiction are those readers most likely to enjoy this novel.
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