Wednesday, July 3, 2013

CFBA Review: Widow of Gettysburg by:Jocelyn Green

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Widow of Gettysburg
River North; New Edition edition (April 12, 2013)
Jocelyn Green


Jocelyn Green is a child of God, wife and mom living in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She is also an award-winning journalist, author, editor and blogger. Though she has written nonfiction on a variety of topics, her name is most widely recognized for her ministry to military wives: Faith Deployed. Her passion for the military family was fueled by her own experience as a military wife, and by the dozens of interviews she has conducted with members of the military for her articles and books, Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives and its sequel, Faith Deployed...Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives. She is also co-author of both Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq & Afghanistan and Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front (forthcoming, May 2012). Her Faith Deployed Web site and Facebook page continue to provide ongoing support, encouragement and resources for military wives worldwide.


When a horrific battle rips through Gettysburg, the farm of Union widow Liberty Holloway is disfigured into a Confederate field hospital, bringing her face to face with unspeakable suffering--and a Rebel scout who awakens her long dormant heart.

While Liberty's future crumbles as her home is destroyed, the past comes rushing back to Bella, a former slave and Liberty's hired help, when she finds herself surrounded by Southern soldiers, one of whom knows the secret that would place Liberty in danger if revealed.

In the wake of shattered homes and bodies, Liberty and Bella struggle to pick up the pieces the battle has left behind. Will Liberty be defined by the tragedy in her life, or will she find a way to triumph over it? Widow of Gettysburg is inspired by first-person accounts from women who lived in Gettysburg during the battle and its aftermath.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Widow of Gettysburg, go HERE.

My Review:
 Jocelyn Green is no stranger to the Civil War, this is her second book in the Heroines Behind the Lines Civil War series. And in this novel we are introduced right away to a man that is looking for food. After Liberty Holloway gives the stranger a bite to eat, it takes forever to get him to leave.She can't figure out for the life of her why anyone would be out at a time like this when a severe storm is headed their way.

 Of all the battles of the Civil War I probably remember Gettysburg the most. It is probably the most well known of all the battles fought during that time. This book takes place right before that battle began. This book has many twists and turns. many of the characters have huge plot lines on their own. Before long you start reading just so you can see what happens next. It is a very well put together novel rich in American history.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me for free for my honest review from CFBA.