Thursday, February 26, 2015

Widow of Gettysburg - A Book Review

Widow of Gettysburg - Heroines Behind the Lines - by Jocelyn Green is the second book in The Civil War Series.  

Liberty Holloway knows about loss.   Her mother gave her away to a cruel aunt who always belittled her.  She married when she was just 17 to Levi in a quick wedding before the war starts.  Levi goes off to war and gets killed in the Battle of Bull Run.  Now Liberty lives alone on a farm and has plans to turn her farm house into an Inn to make a living for herself.  

When Silas Ford shows up asking for something to eat Liberty has no idea who he really is.  She's not sure if she should trust him but he comes to her aid in her time of need.  

When the battle comes to Gettysburg and Liberty's home is confiscated and converted into a Confederate hospital, Liberty comes face to face with suffering like she has never experienced.  She needs strength from God to face the challenges that she is up against, but will she trust in God and allow Him to help her help the very men who took her husband from her?

This is a beautifully written book that had me captivated from start to finish.  It takes the reader into the town of Gettysburg and we get to experience what it was like before the battle, during and after.  It focuses mainly on the aftermath.     I've always been drawn to Civil War novels, but never have I been moved by a story as much as I have by this one.  Liberty is an amazing woman and reading about her made me want to do something that matters.  

I love when an author can write a fictional novel without losing historical facts.  This is the first book I have ever read by Jocelyn Green and she has made me an instant fan.  The book  is rich in history and the fictional side of it coincides perfectly with the historical side.  I can't wait to read more of Jocelyn Green's books!

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Award-winning author Jocelyn Green inspires faith and courage in her readers through both fiction and nonfiction. A former military wife herself, she offers encouragement and hope to military wives worldwide through her Faith Deployed ministry. Her novels, inspired by real heroines on America's home front, are marked by their historical integrity and gritty inspiration.

Jocelyn graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, with a B.A. in English, concentration in writing. She is an active member of the Evangelical Press Association, Christian Authors Network, the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, American Christian Fiction Writers, and the Military Writers Society of America.

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***This book was provided to be by Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

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