My previously empty shelf now has two books!I hadn’t intended to gobble. I meant to read slowly and deliberately. Like I usually do. But Wedded to War by Jocelyn Green wouldn’t let me put it down.
Now, I have to tell you, I’m beyond intrigued by the Civil War. That’s why I knew I’d be interested in this book. What I didn’t know was that Jocelyn would weave such a well written story into the harsh realities of a brutal war. Not only was I sucked in and deeply concerned for the characters, I learned a whole lot.
Several times, I said to myself, “This book is making me smarter!”
If you’re a history buff, this is a book for you.
If you like a good, complex story with realistic conflict, this is a book for you.
If you like to become immersed in story, this is a book for you…
Basically, if you enjoy reading, buy* this book.
You can purchase Wedded to War at your local book store (ahem…go for the Indy book stores, they’re way cooler). While you’re there, do yourself a favor and pick up Widow of Gettysburg, the second book in this series. Then watch for Yankee in Atlanta, book three and a fourth coming sometime in the future. You’ll be glad you did.
Oh! And, homeschooling parents, this is a good one for when you’re teaching the Civil War. Jocelyn more than did her homework on all of these books. She’s well researched and fact checked. This is a great and creative way to teach American history.
So. Now there are two books on my shelf. Next up is Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. I know. About time, right?
*Yeah. I said it. BUY the book. All authors rely on sales of books. Every ebook or paperback sold helps them. When you find a GREAT author, make sure you invest in them. Don’t rely on borrowing books. Support authors and buy books. Pretty please. Otherwise, we won’t all be able to keep doing what we do…providing good stories that change hearts and minds.
Interesting! Haven’t read Jocelyn’s books yet, but I’m a big Gone w/the Wind fan. I loved Lynn Austin’s Candle in the Darkness. I’m reading Carrie Fancett Pagel’s Return to Shirley Plantation and enjoying the history…and I also loved Susan Meissner’s A Sound Among the Trees for a contemp/historical mix. Thanks for this review and will check it out!
Heather, I think you’ll like Jocelyn’s work. She’s great. When I say she’s well researched, I mean it. She’s pretty much an expert at Civil War history. I’m relatively new to reading historical fiction from Inspirational authors. I’m very pleased with this one for sure.
Oh! And my copy of God’s Daughter is on its way to my house!
I hope you enjoy Catching Fire — I certainly did.
Have you seen the movie? (If not, I’d read the book first.)
Oh man! I read Catching Fire so fast! It stressed me out.
I haven’t seen the movie. I’ll have to do that soon. And read Mockingjay soon. I’m worried about Peeta.