Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Widow of Gettysburg Book Review


About the Book

For all who have suffered great loss of heart, home, health or family; true home and genuine lasting love can be found.

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 Confederate scout who awakens her long dormant heart.

But when the scout doesn't die she discovers he isn't who he claims to be .

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?

Inspired by first-person accounts from women who lived in Gettysburg during the battle and its aftermath, Widow of Gettysburg is the Book 2 in the Heroines Behind the Lines series. These books do not need to be read in succession. (Goodreads)

 My Review

I have read the first book in the series and it's true, you do not need to read them in any order. I like Jocelyn Green because she writes with incredible detail and history. I liked this book because most books written during the Civil War are about being in the battle or field. This takes you into the town and people who were effected from the war and the battle. Liberty is a strong woman who has been in mourning and even continues to wear black because of the war. She is thrown into being a part of the war by helping the wounded and dying. She meets a young man who claims he is someone but happens to be somebody else. 
The ending is not unexpected and neither is finding out about the man. This book did get a bit long for me and slightly drawn out but I did love Liberty and the historical aspect.
If you like reading historical fiction you will enjoy this book from a different perspective. 

 To learn more about this series stop over here.

Read my review of Wedded to War. 

"I received this book from Moody Publishers/River North for free in exchange for an honest review."

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