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Sentry Dance Pickett has watched, helpless, for months as conditions in the camp worsen by the day. He knows any mercy will be seen as treason. Southern belle Violet Stiles cannot believe the good folk of Americus would knowingly condone such barbarism, despite the losses they've suffered. When her goodwill campaign stirs up accusations of Union sympathies and endangers her family, however, she realizes she must tread carefully. Confederate corporal Emery Jones didn't expect to find camaraderie with the Union prisoner he escorted to Andersonville. But the soldier's wit and integrity strike a chord in Emery. How could this man be an enemy? Emery vows that their unlikely friendship will survive the war-little knowing what that promise will cost him.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1414359489
ISBN-13: 9781414359489
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Near the end of the Civil War, inhumane conditions at Andersonville Prison caused the deaths of 13,000 Union soldiers in only one year. In this gripping and affecting novel, three young Confederates and an entire town come face-to-face with the prison’s atrocities and will learn the cost of compassion, when withheld and when given.

Sentry Dance Pickett has watched, helpless, for months as conditions in the camp worsen by the day. He knows any mercy will be seen as treason. Southern belle Violet Stiles cannot believe the good folk of Americus would knowingly condone such barbarism, despite the losses they’ve suffered. When her goodwill campaign stirs up accusations of Union sympathies and endangers her family, however, she realizes she must tread carefully. Confederate corporal Emery Jones didn’t expect to find camaraderie with the Union prisoner he escorted to Andersonville. But the soldier’s wit and integrity strike a chord in Emery. How could this man be an enemy? Emery vows that their unlikely friendship will survive the war—little knowing what that promise will cost him.

As these three young Rebels cross paths, Emery leads Dance and Violet to a daring act that could hang them for treason. Wrestling with God’s harsh truth, they must decide, once and for all, Who is my neighbor?

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“It’s Andersonville. Men die for no meaning.” Such is the overwhelming impression felt while reading Tracy Groot’s The Sentinels of Andersonville (Tyndale House, $24.99, 368 pages, ISBN 9781414359489), which focuses on the evils both within and without the infamous Civil War prison. Yankee soldiers died by the thousands in squalid conditions that Groot describes with a deft accuracy, interspersed with historical accounts and journal entries from men who died and men who lived.

A privileged but well-meaning Southern belle named Violet Stiles discovers the shocking abuses at Andersonville. Aided by a possible suitor named Dance Pickett and a Rebel soldier named Emery Jones, who had to deliver his newfound Yankee friend to the prison, they form a society to bring the horrors to light. Their hometown of Americus, Georgia, is not far from Andersonville, but its residents wish to remain removed from the goings-on there, even when confronted with the sad reality. Groot ably captures the despair of prisoners and soldiers alike, as well as the divided emotions of the Southern townsfolk, who have lost sons to the cause and hate the Yankees but want to be “good Christians.” When told of the appalling cesspool that is Andersonville, many won’t believe, others believe but won’t act, and still more focus only on the technicalities and red tape involved. Groot truthfully renders the struggle between patriotism and Christ’s call to help the suffering regardless of their affiliation.

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  1. Donna
    Georgia
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    a great christian historical fiction book
    September 17, 2014
    Donna
    Georgia
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Tracy Groot has written a heart wrenching and intense eye opener into the horrific and inhumane atrocities that were done to the Union soldiers at the Andersonville Prison in Sumter County, Georgia. I live in Georgia and of course know of Andersonville Prison but never realized how much the men imprisoned there endured and the thousands upon thousands that died. There were no beds or barracks to sleep in. No sanitary conditions. They suffered from starvation. No clothing to wear or blankets to keep them warm. All though there were other terrible prisons on both sides only Andersonville goes down in history as the worst. You can tell Tracy has done a lot of research on the historical facts and has written a beautiful moving story of faith, courage, sacrifice, compassion, humanity, good and evil. Strong well developed characters. I love historical fiction and this one is great and worth reading.

    The characters include Emery Jones who has just delivered a union soldier to Andersonville and is appalled by what he sees. Having formed a friendship with the Union solder he plans to try and help him escape. Dance Pickett is a sentry at the prison and each day he is more and more affected by the treatment of the prisoners and wonders what he could do to change things. Violet Stiles lives in Americus, Georgia and one day visits the prison and sees the horrible conditions for herself. She cannot believe that if the townspeople new what was going on at the prison that they would not want to help. Will she be able to gain the help of the town? Violet's father is a doctor and goes to the prison hospital on Thursdays to treat the soldiers and wants to find a way to change the conditions there. Can this group of southerners who are loyal to the Confederacy help the prisoners? How will the town and the Union Officers treat this small group of people determined to change the living conditions at the prison? Another character is the pastor of one of the local churches. Will he be of help? It's very intriguing how he got involved.

    Tracy has done a wonderful job with this book and I recommend it.

    I received a copy of this book from bookfun.org for my honest opinion and review.
  2. vjones
    St Paul, MN
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Is there justice in war?
    September 17, 2014
    vjones
    St Paul, MN
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Well, you said the word justice, and that has all to do with it. To them, you are the invader. The killer of their sons.

    It is mercy. It is a matter of humanity.

    He said those Yanks are getting as good as they deserve.

    I no longer see a man who wishes me ill- I see a man who needs help.

    Andersonville was a prison for Union soldiers. The conditions were unbelievable inhumane causing the deaths of 13,000 soldiers in only fourteen months. The Sentinels of Andersonville is an eye opening story. It is stunning to realize such brutality existed. What is even more stunning is that so many knew and turned a blind eye to what was happening so close to home. This book not only covers the lives of the prisoners but also the lives of those in the surrounding towns and the guards forced to work at Andersonville.

    What was so brilliant about this story is how it causes the reader to feel mortification and grief as the author describes conditions in Andersonville Prison. And yet, just as we are prepared to harshly judge those involved, Tracy Groot pulls us back with characters who remind us that this was war and there were sons, grandsons, fathers who would not be coming home killed by some of these Union prisoners. While there is no good excuse for the treatment received by the union soldiers, we are forced to ask whether there really is any justice in war. And The Sentinels of Andersonville causes us to consider how what our own response would be faced with Andersonville. Would mercy or the need for revenge win? The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke

    Tracy Groot did a fantastic job of sharing enough details to allow us to truly feel and understand the truth of Andersonville prison. It is impossible to read The Sentinels of Andersonville without getting emotional. Is it possible for someone to love a book that describes such a horrible place? I am not sure that would be the appropriate word in consideration of the subject. But what I can say is that I enjoyed Tracys writing style, the amount of research that went into this book, and the fact that while being entertained, I learned some history. I look forward to reading the rest of Tracy Groots books and will be anxiously looking for any future books. For those who love historical fiction, Tracy Groot is an author that that wont disappoint.

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review
  3. Mary
    Minnesota
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful
    September 17, 2014
    Mary
    Minnesota
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    "The Sentinels of Andersonville" is based on a true story. It takes place near the end of the Civil War, in Georgia. Andersonville was a real prison that housed way too many prisoners. The story centers on a young southern woman, a couple of soldiers, and the growing relationship that these young folks develop. But, it also focuses on the horrid conditions which the prisoners were forced to live in. And the conditions are appalling!

    A friendship develops between two men (who meet in rather unusual circumstances), one a Union soldier and one a Confederate soldier. Neither of them expected the other to be human. As they discover that the opposite side is really made up of humans and not animals, they begin to care for about each other's plights and respect each other. You will have to read this book to find out how they try to help each other.

    Violet, the southern young lady who brings love into the picture, is totally innocent about how the prisoners are treated, until one day she goes where she does not belong. She is shocked, stunned, and astonished, how can anyone treat a human being so horribly? (I agree with her totally). As she reaches out and desires to help, she discovers most town folks do not want to help, and they also don't want to really know what is going on in Andersonville Prison. Some feel the prisoners are getting what they deserve for killing their own men folk. And some that are trying to help are accused of being spies. I am not sure my review is doing this book justice. The Sentinels of Andersonville is a good read, clean and full of information. Tracy Groot has a new fan in me.



    I received this book from The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.

  4. MrsTina
    Frederick, MD
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    The Sentinels of Andersonville by Tracy Groot
    September 13, 2014
    MrsTina
    Frederick, MD
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 3
    The Sentinels of Andersonville*** by Tracy Groot

    This is a fictional story about the Andersonville prison in Georgia where Union soldiers were kept during the Civil War, with history woven through the story. It goes in depth showing the horrendous, inhuman conditions these men faced everyday (you can read the book for more).

    Violet Stiles is a southern belle living in the town close to the prison. Her father is a doctor that treats the sick at the prison once a week. Dance Pickett is a prison sentry and Confederate Corporal Emery Jones are the main characters of the story. Violet, Dance and Emery play a major part in the story and their struggles as they try to help those within the prison walls.

    Those in the town nearest the prison harbor hatred for the those in the prison as do the prisoners toward the towns people. The story shows how some of the Southern population near the prison come to realize that the prisoners are human and should be treated as such. As some in the town near the prison begin to realize how these prisoners were being treated, they begin to show compassion and mercy by doing the right thing even if some others still harbored hatred. Families and friends of this town find themselves on different sides as to what the right thing to do is.

    It was good to see hints of Christian principles of loving everyoneincluding your enemyincluded in the story and how we should live out those principles. However, not only did I find it hard to figure out the plot of the story and the characters involved, I also found the book hard to read as much of the story is within the prison walls. Even so, the author's research on this difficult time in our history can be noted in the story.

    ~~I received a copy of this book from the Book Club Network for my review~~
  5. KGD history teacher
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Informative and Inspiring
    September 4, 2014
    KGD history teacher
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I have been interested in reading The Sentinels of Andersonville since it first came out. I knew that Tracy Groot was an award winning author for Flame of Resistance., so this promised to be a great read. I was not disappointed! The story is set in the last year of the Civil War. The South is beginning to run out of men, money, and support. In the midst of this, the infamous prisoner of war prison, Andersonville, is set up outside the town of Americus, Georgia. Thousands of Northern prisoners are being set there with few supplies and a pair of unreasonable commanders. According to this work, more adequate supplies were commissioned by the Confederate government, they never made it to the camp. As a result, the conditions are deplorable; most prisoners are sick, dying, or dead.

    Dance Pickett is from a highly regarded Southern family. His father is friends with the governor; his brother is serving with distinction. He has found himself serving as a sentry at Andersonville. He is horrified by the conditions there, but doesnt know what he can do, so he does nothing.

    Violet Stiles father serves once a week as a doctor at the Northern hospital at Andersonville. He forbids his family from coming to the camp and he refuses to discuss his work there. One day, on impulse, Violet travels to Andersonville. Her world is rocked to realize something of such unspeakable horror exists close to her lovely town. She determines to stir the citizens of Americus up to humanitarian action.

    Emory Jones captures Northern soldier, Lew Gaines, and is escorting him to Andersonville. As the two become friends, he begins to question his mission. When, Emory sees the conditions at Andersonville, he vows to get Lew out.

    This is a well-researched, beautifully written book. While there is no doubt in the readers mind as to the horrors of Andersonville, it is not so graphic and the story is so good, that most will want to read this page turning book. There is also a larger story, that of responsibility. How responsible are we when we see a wrong that is difficult or even dangerous to resolve? What if that wrong is being done to those we deem our enemies? The citizens of Americus faced the same challenges that those outside Nazi concentration camps faced. Is turning a blind eye the answer especially when it is difficult? As one character in the story said, Now I know the ways I cannot help; I will find ways I can. And if I cant find them, I will make them. As Christians we have a duty to obey God, even when it means violating mans law. The question is, do we have the courage to do it?

    I received this book from The Book Club Network in exchange for my opinion.
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