Widow of Gettysburg – and a Giveaway!

In 2006, my family visited Gettysburg. A sobering, fascinating day. This battle stands as one of the most famous in American history for sheer scope and tragedy, but also because it changed the course of the Civil War and of the nation.

When the battle descended on the small town in Pennsylvania, civilians were trapped. Jocelyn Green’s Widow of Gettysburg is the account of a fictional young widow, Liberty Holloway, whose home is captured and used as a Confederate hospital. One of the patients, Silas Ford, intrigues her, but she can’t even comprehend romance with a Rebel. Meanwhile, Bella, a free black woman, desperately tries to avoid being caught by the Southerners, and reporter Harrison Caldwell experiences the direct horrors of the battle.

A triumphant tale of identity and forgiveness. Widow of Gettysburg shows us the full sweep of that famous battle, from the men on the battlefield to the civilian women whose lives and homes were overrun by history. Through unforgettable characters, impeccable research, and an intricately woven plot, Jocelyn Green drew me in and didn’t let me go. Do not miss this story!

Although this is the second book in the Heroines Behind the Lines series, Widow of Gettysburg stands alone.
Bonus Giveaway! I have an extra copy of Wedded to War, Jocelyn Green’s Christy-Award nominated novel, the first book in the Heroines Behind the Lines series. Read about Wedded to War here. To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment with your email in the following format: sarah [at] sarahsundin [dot] com. US and Canada only please. I’ll announce the winner on my blog on Saturday.

Also, Jocelyn’s put together a really fun giveaway on her website, including a handmade rag rug and the soundtracks to Gettysburg and Glory. Here’s the link: http://wp.me/p1bLl3-my

15 Responses to “Widow of Gettysburg – and a Giveaway!”

  1. MichelleH

    Looks interesting, I’d love to win some summer reading! 🙂

  2. 2boyzmommy

    Sounds like a great series and I’d love to win! My e-mail address is vjameson [at] perkinscenter [dot] org. Thanks!

  3. Karen Lange

    I just downloaded the Widow of Gettysburg – can’t wait to read it! I’ve heard good things about Jocelyn’s books. 🙂

    Thanks for the post and offering the giveaway!

  4. Noelle the dreamer

    Very enticing review and giveaway Sarah!
    (I first visited Gettysburg on my honeymoon and can only say you cannot ignore the shadows…)
    Thank you for the opportunity to discover yet another author!


  5. Megan Fitzpatrick

    These stories sound wonderful! I’ve only read a few civil-war era books, but loved them! Thank you for this great opportunity!! 🙂

    iluvmusic [dot] 18 [at] gmail [dot] com

  6. Sierra

    Ooh I’m interesting now 🙂 I love historical fiction and the covers are gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Sierrabooklvoer (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. Liz R

    Sounds like a great read. I’d love to win a copy!


  8. Jamie

    I really love good historical fiction. I will be adding these to my ‘to read’ list.

    jamie8bing (at) att (dot) net

  9. Sarah Sundin

    Thanks for commenting, everyone! I know you’ll all love Jocelyn’s books! She’s a fantastic writer.

  10. Jocelyn Green

    Thanks so much Sarah for this great post! So glad to see all these readers here, too. Thanks for your interest, and if any of you have any of my books, or plan to get them, I’d be happy to send you signed bookplates to put inside! Just email me- Jocelyn@jocelyngreen.com. Thank you!