Friday, February 15, 2013

The Friday 56 - Wedded to War by Jocelyn Green

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.

From page 56:

"'Tis true. I don't hear nearly so much fighting through the walls as I did, and haven't seen a black eye on a lass in weeks."

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  1. This sounds good, I'm really getting into this time period historically through books and at the beginnings of the nursing profession there are so many great tales to be told.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  2. I don't read a lot of books from this era, but this one sounds good. Thanks for sharing.


  3. That's good she's hasn't sported a black eye in weeks, but she should still run from the one who hurts her.

  4. uh oh - sounds like she's in a troubled relationship!