Wedded to War
Heroines Behind The Lines: Civil War book 1
by Jocelyn Green
-From the back cover-
When war erupted, she traded a life
of privilege for a life of significance.
Tending the Union army's sick and wounded mean leaving the man Charlotte Waverly's mother approved of, Phineas Hastings. Charlotte chose a life of service over privilege – just as her childhood friend Caleb Lansing had when he became a military doctor. By working in the army hospitals, Charlotte finds she is combating more than just the rebellion. Would two men who love her be able to stand by and watch as she fights her own battles at home, in the hospitals, and on the battlefield? Or would their desire for her wage war on her desire to serve God?
She fought to get her place –
she fought even harder to keep it.
Though Wedded to War is a work of fiction, the story is inspired by one Civil War nurse, Georgeanna Wolsey, whose letters and journals, written over 150 years ago, offer a thorough look of what pioneering women nurses endured. This first novel in the series Heroines Behind The Lines: Civil War, offering an inside look at women's contributions during times of war.
If this is Jocelyn Green's debut novel, wow, what will the next be like?!
I was amazed by this book! The flavor, the very writing style, of Wedded to War is Civil War Era.
I have read quite a few books from the 1800's for school so I have become somewhat familiar with the writing patterns from that time, this book has it!
This Book earned a 5 Bark rating.
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This was one of the few books, Christian Fiction especially, that spoke of the dirt and filth of war. There were no glorious charges and victories like you see in the movies.
No, Wedded to War talks about the lack of supplies and the sometimes needless deaths because of that, the day to day care of washing and feeding wounded and severely ill men, the feeling of helplessness to cure the hurts and wrongs, the questioning of where God is in all of it. This book isn't gory and hopeless, though. It is also the story of redemption, of kindness to strangers, of learning God's will for a person's life and doing it, of finding and/or making your place in this world, of determination and rising above for the good of others.
Each of the characters, except the villain of course, became a friend. It was like invisibly standing over their shoulder, being there, seeing and feeling what they did. The reader is drawn in and for a little while the struggles of the characters become your struggles.
Well written and thought provoking, I am glad that I took the time to read Wedded to War.
I am very much looking forward to reading the next book in this series, The Widow Of Gettysburg.
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives Wedded to War by Jocelyn Green a 5 Bark rating.
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Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: River North; New Edition edition (June 20, 2012)