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