March 13, 2015

Yankee in Atlanta

Though her mind began to cloud, with her left hand, Caitlin opened the cover and saw it had been inscribed with the soldier’s name and regiment, the Eighteenth. She flipped to Psalm 23, and forced her voice through chattering teeth. “Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil…”

Yankee in Atlanta, by Jocelyn Green, is the third book in the Heroines Behind the Lines series. But have no fear—it serves well as a stand-alone. There are loads of wartime books out there, but how many have you read that show war through the eyes of the women who lived during these times—where families are snatched away, lives are erased, spirits are broken, and hearts are wounded?

I love this story with wartime heroines. Caitlin and Ruby are captivating characters, and carry this Civil War story. Another great aspect of this book is, even though this is a work of fiction, historical facts that took place between the North and South are brilliantly weaved throughout. It is evident the author did extensive research which makes the story believable and alive and easily sucks the reader in.

Caitlin McKae is easy to relate to, though I can’t imagine experiencing what she goes through. She’s memorable, and anything but typical. Yankee in Atlanta is a brilliant, satisfying end to this heroic series.

5 Stars

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Publisher: River North

Pages: 416
First Lines (prologue): Not now. Please not now. Rebel bullets ripped through the sulfurous fog hovering above Caitlin McKae’s head. Her middle cramping violently, she prayed her anguished bowels would not betray her. Not now.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a Review Copy from MPNewsroom but was not required to write a positive review. The options I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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