“Yankee in Atlanta” Jocelyn Green~~Review!

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Synopsis:

When soldier Caitlin McKae woke up in Atlanta after being wounded in battle, the Georgian doctor who treated her believed Caitlin’s only secret was that she had been fighting for the Confederacy disguised as a man. In order to avoid arrest or worse, Caitlin hides her true identity and makes a new life for herself in Atlanta.

Trained as a teacher, she accepts a job as a governess to the daughter of Noah Becker, a German immigrant lawyer, who is about to enlist with the Rebel army. Then in the spring of 1864, Sherman’s troops edge closer to Atlanta. Caitlin tries to escape north with the girl, but is arrested on charges of being a spy. Will honor dictate that Caitlin follow the rules, or love demand that she break them?

For more information on this series, visit http://www.HeroinesBehindtheLines.com.

Author:

JOCELYN GREEN is an award-winning author who inspires faith and courage in her readers through both fiction and nonfiction. A former military wife herself, she authored Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives and co-authored The 5 Love Languages Military Edition with Dr. Gary Chapman. Her novels, inspired by real heroines on American’s home front, are marked by their historical integrity and gritty inspiration. The books in the Heroines Behind the Lines Civil War series have been honored with gold and silver medals from the Military Writer’s Society of America. Wedded to War was a Christy Award finalist in two categories. Jocelyn graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, with a B.A. in English, concentration in writing. She is an active member of the Christian Authors Network, the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, American Christian Fiction Writers, and the Military Writers Society of America.Jocelyn lives with her husband Rob and two small children in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Visit her at http://www.jocelyngreen.com.

 

Review:

A third in a series, this book does not disappoint! I did not read books 1 & 2, but it was not needed. This is a stand-alone book that will keep you on your feet. It starts in the battlefield with a woman pretending to be a man gets injured. Fast forward several months and she wakes up confused and being threatened in a convalescent home. She was able to move past the accusations of being a traitor and started to make a life for herself, even going to college and finding new friends.
There is so many layers to this story that makes it so intriguing! It kept me turning the pages quickly to the very end, I couldn’t believe her bravery and living in that time period would have been so interesting! The author definitely knows her history and it is well integrated into a story of love, a future unknown and so much more. Even though this can be read as a stand-alone book it would have made it even better if I would have had a chance to read the other 2 books. I got to know Caitlin well in this book but I felt like she had so much more to offer, and I truly believe the other two books would solve that for me!

I really enjoyed this historical fiction and it moved me so much that I would love to look into the author’s other works. Great author, great book! I recieved this book in exchange for a fair and honest review!

 

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