Thursday, August 15, 2013

Widow of Gettysburg by Jocelyn Green--Book Review

Liberty Holloway's late husband fell during the first battle of the Civil War. Ever since, she has lived in mourning on a small farm near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. When battle breaks out on her front steps, she is forced to help injured Confederates by converting her home into a hospital. But her hired help Bella, a former slave, hides a terrible secret of Liberty's mysterious past that might not only change their lives but how they perceive the war and the soldiers surrounding them.

First, this book: wow. I am a huge lover of history and historical novels. I thought this would be the typical historical romance story, but it was not. Yes, there was romance, but it focused much more on the war and struggles of the characters.

The author did her research. She used actual eye-witness accounts and based all the fiction stories on letters and journals from the women of Gettysburg. It was astounding to read. I was wrapped up in the story, the horrors of war, and the characters.

This book has a lot of sensitive material involved in the medical procedures during the time and also how slaves and others were treated during the Civil War. While the book was fantastic with a riveting plot line and great detail, it should be read with caution.

The only part I did not enjoy as well was the character of Liberty and her sudden romance, which progressed too quickly in my opinion. Until I get through good chunk of the book and dive into the mystery surrounding her past, I feel she does not have much to her. She is a mourning widow and a fighter, but I do not learn a whole lot about her.

Widow of Gettysburg by Jocelyn is a fantastic book that you do not want to miss out on. It brings a whole new perspective to the battles of the Civil War and shows that more than just the soldiers suffered.

Learn more about the book, the Heroes Behind the Lines series, and watch the book trailer here.

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I received this book free from Moody Publishers for my open and honest opinion, nothing more.

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