Book Review: “Wedded to War” By Jocelyn Green

July 11, 2012 at 12:56 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Jocelyn Green in her new book, “Wedded to War” Book One in the Heroines Behind the Lines series published by River North Fiction Division of Moody Publishers takes us into the life of Charlotte Waverly during The Civil War in 1861.

From the Back Cover:  When war erupted, she gave up a life of privilege for a life of significance.

Tending to the army’s sick and wounded meant leaving behind the handsome suitor Charlotte Waverly’s mother had approved for a vocation her mother had not approved.  Yet to honor the father she lost to cholera, Charlotte chose a life of service over privilege, just as a close childhood friend had done when he became a military doctor.  Soon after diving into her role as a nurse, she discovers that she’s combatting more than just the rebellion.  Will the two men who love her simply stand by and watch as she fights her own battles?  Or will their desire for her wage war on her desire to serve God?

Although she fought hard to keep her place, she will have to fight even harder to keep it.

Wedded to War is a work of fiction, the story is inspired by the true life of Georgeanna Woolsey, a Civil War nurse.   Woolsey’s letters and journals, written over 150 years ago, offer a thorough look of what pioneering nurses endured. This is the first novel in the series Heroines Behind the Lines, a collection that highlights the crucial contributions made by women during times of war.

I like history and Jocelyn Green is both a writer of good fiction and a great historian.  The Civil War was a time when doctors were doing almost all their surgeries and medical treatments in a tent on the battlefields.  Now add to this that nurses were being pioneers in this profession at that time and we have a winner of a story here.  The character of Charlotte Waverly while fiction is based on the real life of  Georgeanna Woolsey, a Civil War nurse.  As I said if you enjoy history like I do then this book is for you.  Ms. Green really makes you feel the battlefield conditions they had to work in and the frustrations they had to endure to get the supplies they needed.  On top of everything there is even a romance worked into the story.  Ms. Green makes every one of her characters seem to come alive and it is like actually being back there in 1861 with them.  I enjoyed this book a lot and am looking forward to the next one.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from Wynn-Wynn Media for this review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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