Wednesday, June 18, 2014

CFBA Review: Yankee In Atlanta by:Jocelyn Green

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Yankee in Atlanta
River North(June 1, 2014)
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 soldier Caitlin McKae woke up in Atlanta after being wounded in battle, the Georgian doctor who treated her believed Caitlin's only secret was that she had been fighting for the Confederacy disguised as a man. In order to avoid arrest or worse, Caitlin hides her true identity and makes a new life for herself in Atlanta. Trained as a teacher, she accepts a job as a governess to the daughter of Noah Becker, a German immigrant lawyer, who is about to enlist with the Rebel army. Then in the spring of 1864, Sherman's troops edge closer to Atlanta. Caitlin tries to escape north with the girl, but is arrested on charges of being a spy. Will honor dictate that Caitlin follow the rules, or love demand that she break them?

Id you would like to read the first chapter of Yankee in Atlanta, go HERE.

My Review:
 Caitlin McKae ran from her past to start a new life as a teacher. But when the school and her home is stripped away, where will she go? Going back to her past life, is not an option, luckily Noah Becker has come up with a solution. He hires her to be a governess to his daughter and stay in his home while doing that. Noah is enlisted in the war so they will be left to their own devices. It seems like her only shot towards making it, but will she choose to take his offer.

The main character Caitlin, does as she has agreed but things quickly change and so do her choices to uphold what Noah has instructed her to do. The author is an excellent "war writer"--she gives you the good, bad, and ugly of war from both sides. Her research on the subject shows, by the mere images she is able to portray through her words. This book is a rather thick one at over 400 pages but a page turner, nonetheless.

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