Monday, 23 July 2012

Wedded to War

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Wedded to War
• River North; New Edition edition (July 1, 2012)

Jocelyn Green


Jocelyn Green is a child of God, wife and mom living in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She is also an award-winning journalist, author, editor and blogger. Though she has written nonfiction on a variety of topics, her name is most widely recognized for her ministry to military wives: Faith Deployed. Her passion for the military family was fueled by her own experience as a military wife, and by the dozens of interviews she has conducted with members of the military for her articles and books, Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives and its sequel, Faith Deployed...Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives. She is also co-author of both Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq & Afghanistan and Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front (forthcoming, May 2012). Her Faith Deployed Web site and Facebook page continue to provide ongoing support, encouragement and resources for military wives worldwide.


When war erupted, she gave up a life of privilege for a life of significance.

Tending to the army's sick and wounded meant leading a life her mother does not understand and giving up a handsome and approved suitor. Yet Charlotte chooses a life of service over privilege, just as her childhood friend had done when he became a military doctor. She soon discovers that she's combatting more than just the rebellion by becoming a nurse. Will the two men who love her simply stand by and watch as she fights her own battles? Or will their desire for her wage war on her desire to serve God?

Wedded to War is a work of fiction, but the story is inspired by the true life of Civil War nurse Georgeanna Woolsey. Woolsey's letters and journals, written over 150 years ago, offer a thorough look of what pioneering nurses endured. This is the first in the series "Heroines Behind the Lines: Civil War," a collection of novels that highlights the crucial contributions made by women during times of war.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Wedded to War, go HERE.

My Review:

Wedded to War is a phenomenal read! Life during the Civil War or any war for that matter, was such a difficult time! Charlotte was living a wonderful and privileged life, though it seems, but traded that in to serve those sick or wounded in the local hospitals. Charlotte wanted to make a difference! Her Mother wanted her to stay. Stay with the man whom she approved of for Charlotte. Charlotte had other ideas altogether and fought hard to do what she knew she wanted.

Her story is based on a true Civil War Nurse named Georgeanna Woolsey. In Wedded to War you will be able to read letters and journals written by Mrs. Woosley! It is quite amazing to read of her journey during the Civil War!

I LOVE the way Jocelyn Green tells this tale. At times I felt as if I was right there with the wounded, or heart broken for those in a prejudice situations, and definitely Charlottes determination can be felt through those pages!! Hope springs forth and you see God do HIS good work despite the circumstances that these people faced each day the battle continued.

This is a definite 5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥'s from HeartofaBookworm

I look VERY FORWARD to the next "Heroines Behind the Lines" book! You won't want to miss this Series, so hurry...Check this out or run to your bookstore and read this one!
You will be so glad you did :)


Jocelyn said...

Hi Loren! Thank you so much first for taking the time to read and review the book. I'm so glad you enjoyed it so much. It was my editor's idea to break the book up into five parts and add some quotes to each act marker--and then when we put it all together with Georgeanna's own words--well, I loved how it all came together! We are doing to do the same thing in the rest of the series, too. Thanks again!

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