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Widow of Gettysburg - (Heroines Behind the Lines) by Jocelyn Green (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 381

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Christian

Series Title: Heroines Behind the Lines

Format: Paperback

Publisher: River North

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: Historical

Author: Jocelyn Green

Language: English

TCIN: 78528769
UPC: 9780802405777
Item Number (DPCI): 247-18-2158


The women of Gettysburg heard their enemy was near so many times that they began overlooking the danger. That was a few days before the Battle of Gettysburg, when the town was still little more than a spot on the map. But when their enemies finally converged on Gettysburg, the town and its people changed forever.
Liberty Holloway, a Gettysburg farm owner and Union widow is transformed when her home is defiled into a Confederate field hospital. Strangers soon take over Gettysburg, forcing Liberty to face shocking scenes of death, traumatic injury, and the untimely reawakening of her fallow heart.
Author Jocelyn Green does a masterful job juggling the different storylines that parallel Liberty's life experiences, creating an urgent desire to continue reading from one cover to the other.
Widow of Gettysburg is Book 2 in the "Heroines Behind the Lines" series and offers readers a compelling, realistic rendition of a woman's life during the Civil War.
-Michelle Lovato, CBA Retailers Magazine

"Widow of Gettysburg" by Jocelyn Green, book two of the "Heroines Behind the Lines" series, kept my interest and gave much insight into just what it was like to live on the battlefield during the Civil War. Women, children, men not involved in the armies...all these were caught in the middle during the Battle of Gettysburg. The armies overran farms, homes, businesses, fields of wheat, forests and all in the way of their cannons, horses, and troops. Those who did not want to get involved in the war certainly were involved when the war came right to their doorstep.

As frightening as it must have been to be in the middle of the bombardments from both sides, so in must have been more frightening to be present during the aftermath when so many men on both sides were killed or maimed. Civilians were pressed into service as nurses and orderlies. So many horrible sights were seen by women and children alike, free men and slaves that their dreams would haunt them for the rest of their lives.

I loved this book and was so disappointed that the book ended when it did. I am eagerly awaiting the sequel.

I thought that this book was well written and researched and I look forward to reading all in this series. "Heroines Behind the Lines" gives a powerful witness to what must have been the most horrible events of this time in our country.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Review by Barb Klein, October 11, 2013, Net Galley

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Lucy - 2 months ago
What a beautiful story of sacrificial love of a mother for her daughter and of men and women who love country and fellow man no matter the color of skin or whether loyalty lie with north or south. This is an amazing look at the women who dealt with the aftermath of war and found inner strength they didn’t know they possessed. The historical detail is rich and the characters are admirable. To me it showed that even when we lose everything Christ steps in and makes beauty from ashes in peoples hearts. Ms. Green weaves a tapestry that has many tangled threads on the back that can look a mess but when you turn it over it becomes a beautiful work of art. This book and series needs to Grace everyone’s bookshelves. I was gifted a copy of this book. The honest review and opinions are my own and were not required.
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