Book Review: “Widow of Gettysburg” By Jocelyn Green

November 10, 2014 at 6:42 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Jocelyn Green in her new book, “Widow of Gettysburg book coverWidow of Gettysburg” Book Two in the Heroines Behind the Lines series published by River North Fiction takes us into the life of Liberty Holloway during The Civil War in 1863.

From the Back Cover:  Everything is lost at the hands of the Confederate army as war rips through Gettysburg.

The farm of Union widow Liberty Holloway is confiscated by the enemy and converted into a Confederate field hospital, bringing Liberty face-to-face with unspeakable suffering. While Liberty’s future crumbles, the past comes rushing back to Bella, Liberty’s hired help and a former slave. Bella finds herself surrounded by Southern soldiers-and one reporter learns her secret.

In the wake of shattered homes and broken bodies, Liberty and Bella struggle to pick up the fragments the battle has left behind. Will Liberty be defined by the tragedy in her life? Or will she be able to trust God and the Confederate soldier who may not be who he seems?

Become immersed in a time when the reality of war and prejudice is met by unfailing love.

Say “Gettysburg” and practically everyone knows of the three-day battle that took place there and Lincoln’s famous address there is even a great movie with that title. What I have never read focused on was what happened to the town after the battle was over. Ms. Green does an outstanding job of bringing the effects of that battle on the town and its people. Liberty Holloway is forced to become a nurse, clean up after wounded and dying soldiers, asked to write their last letters home and assist a cranky surgeon. If you enjoy history like I do then this book is for you.  Ms. Green skillfully brings to life soldiers, former slaves, doctors, and the countless women who survived and endured those times.  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 1863 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 River North Fiction 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 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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