Book Beat – Wedded to War by Jocelyn Green

While researching the history of nursing for my own novels, I was stunned by what I read about nursing in the Civil War. Rather than the romanticized view prevalent in modern movies and novels about the era, nursing was considered a scandalous choice for a woman, and female nurses had to fight for the ability to care for the sick and wounded.

In Wedded to War, Jocelyn Green takes a well-researched look at Civil War nurses, a view that’s even more fascinating with the romanticized notions stripped away. Charlotte Waverly is a proper young society lady, teetering dangerously on the brink of spinsterhood. Handsome Phineas Hastings promises to rescue her from that fate, but the start of war ignites a passion inside Charlotte to do something for the war effort. However, her choice to become a nurse – quite shocking at the time – earns her mother’s disapproval, Phineas’s wrath, and a life dramatically different from what she knows.

Fascinating, dramatic, and romantic, Wedded to Warby Jocelyn Green sheds light on the harrowing world of Civil War nursing through the eyes of a delightful heroine. Detailed research and a powerful message about mercy make this story a keeper. This is the first in the Heroines Behind the Lines Civil War series, and I’m much anticipating the second book!

Visit the amazing Heroines Behind the Lines website to see maps, historical photographs, character sketches, and a historical/story timeline. It is gorgeous!

**LATE ADDITION** Jocelyn has graciously offered to send out one autographed copy to a commenter! Leave a comment below and I’ll enter you in a drawing and announce the winner next Tuesday 7/17.

14 Responses to “Book Beat – Wedded to War by Jocelyn Green”

  1. Nicole M. Miller

    Thanks for the review, Sarah! I have this waiting on my Kindle and I’m excited to dive in.

    And her website is fantastic – What a way to bring a novel to life!


  2. Sarah Sundin

    You’ll love it, Nicole! And I’m having serious website envy :)I’m in the process of getting maps/photos put in for my next series, but now I’m coveting a timeline 🙂 Oh dear.

  3. Rachel

    Wow. Looks amazing. Story and cover. Gonna add this one to the list. 🙂

  4. Jocelyn

    Sarah, thank you so much for featuring Wedded to War in your Book Beat! Nicole, so glad you will be reading it too, and I agree with you on the Web site! Moody put that together after I supplied the content, and they went above and beyond what I had been hoping for! SARAH- apparently that timeline feature is pretty easy! This is what they used: http://www.simile-widgets.org/timeline/
    Rachel, if you have a Kindle or other ereader, snatch up a copy by Saturday! It’s only $2.99 right now, but on Sunday will go back to regular price. The paperback is discounted right now too. I’m not sure if that will stay on sale next week too or not.
    By the way, just have to say that Sarah Sundin was instrumental in my fiction writing venture! When I first thought about the idea of writing a novel, I was not at all convinced I’d be able to do it. My background is in journalism, nonfiction, devotional writing, etc. But I wrote to Sarah and asked if she thought it was possible to switch over and she said, “If you want to write fiction, write fiction.” Wise words! Simple but true. Thanks so much Sarah, for that encouragement then, and for your continued support! I can’t wait to read your September release!!

  5. Andrea

    Sarah is a great encourager! Looking forward to reading this book….looks interesting.

  6. Elyssa

    Oh, I’m so excited to read this book! I’m looking forward to reading it… looks great! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  7. Noelle the dreamer

    It sounds like a very good book Sarah and thank you both for the opportunity!

    Psst Sarah…I believe I have just received the opportunity to review your new book! Since we lost the internet (yet again!) I dusted the bookshelves and made a wee spot next to your others! Now I am crossing my fingers…(whilst wearing a big smile!)