Format: Trade Paperback
Fiction - Christian - Western
I love historical novels and the Civil War is a fascinating time in American’s history. My first book about the Civil War was Gone With the Wind, and I have to say that I was hooked with that one. I read many more and have seen most of the movies out there about that time in history. Brother fighting brother, a nation against itself, Gettysburg Address and so many stories and adventures seem to surround that time period. We have taken our family to Bull Run, Gettysburg and Antietam to tour the Civil War battle fields and learn about their history. I love history and adding fictional stories and characters just makes it come alive for me.
Now for this book. The main character, Jenny, is torn between her loyalty to her father, herself and Buck. That is being stuck between a rock and hard place for sure. I found the story interesting and yet lacking in some areas. I would have liked the characters to be more fully flushed out and more interactions between the lovers for the romance part of the story….not necessarily sex, but some more romance. I found the book to be inaccurate in a few areas and wish the author had done a better job of researching the era. Some of the language usage seemed a bit modern also. With so many books written about this time an author needs to be careful not to mix up facts.
I haven’t read the first two books in this series and maybe if I had I would have jumped right into the story. As it was I struggled to really get a grasp of the story and the plot. If you want to know what happens you will have to read the book. Of course we all know what happened at the end of the war, but the stories leading to that are fun to read and imagine. A different time, a different era and I loved the clothes. This book didn't do it for me, but it might for you. If you enjoy historical fiction then give this book a try.
Juvenile Fiction - Religious - Christian - Fantasy
Fiction - Christian - General