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  1. Yankee in Atlanta, Heroines Behind the Lines Series #3
    Yankee in Atlanta, Heroines Behind the Lines Series #3
    Jocelyn Green
    River North / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 33% ($5.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
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  1. Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    War Between the States through one woman's eyes....
    October 23, 2014
    Sufficient in Jesus
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    rites tour-de-force novels that fire your imagination and teach you a history lesson at the same time.

    Yankee in Atlanta is the third installment in her Civil War series, and I'm enjoying seeing the three thick volumes together on my bookshelf.

    The first, Wedded to War, followed well-bred Charlotte Waverly when she entered the Sanitary Commission and became a nurse to the worst of the wounded.

    The second, Widow of Gettysburg, introduced us to spirited Liberty Holloway whose hidden heritage will redeem her or destroy her.

    And this one catapults us into Caitlin McKae's story- as an Irish New Yorker, a female soldier, and a Heroine Behind the Lines.

    Caitlin's time as a soldier is nearly over when we meet her, so this isn't a book about a woman trying to stay undetected amid the ranks.

    (I like those stories, but I'm glad Jocelyn didn't go that direction here.)

    Instead, Caitlin wakes after being wounded, lost in Rebel Territory, being tended by a gentle doctor and his sister.

    Thanks to the kindness of a dying Confederate, she arrived at the hospital with a tourniquet made out of a grey jacket.

    There's no reason for anyone to suspect she's a Northern sympathizer. No reason at all.

    So Noah Becker trusts her as guardian of his daughter when the Confederacy sweeps him away to war.

    And Caitlin is worthy of that trust. She has come to respect Noah and she adores his child... but she can't protect Ana from Sherman's shelling, and she can't hide her from the Smallpox, and the local Provost Marshal has declared that Caitlin must be a spy.

    These are books you can feel good about lending to friends.

    They're detailed, but not overwhelming. They're action-packed, but not frenetic.

    They're all about War between the States and its devastation, but the individual human element isn't lost.

    The characters are spiritually strong, yet their faith and doubt and fear all come across naturally as part of them.

    And each book includes a healthy dose of love- between parents and children, between comrades at arms, and between couples who dare to hope for the days when the war ends.

    Just like finding the story of Ruth amidst the time of Judges, this series reminds me how the common people survive a national upheaval and/or a personal tragedy. They pick up the broken pieces, they gather their families, they bless their meager food, and somehow they keep on keeping on.

    Thank you MP Newsroom for sending me a copy to review. Five Stars, and I'm now waiting for Spy of Richmond. :-)
  2. Willows, CA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful, well-researched read
    August 28, 2014
    Anne Baxter Campbell
    Willows, CA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The research this author put into her work is phenomenal. The situation in Atlanta while Sherman systematically destroyed the city is brought to life in black and white, and if you like that time period I think you will love this book. Don't worry--there is a happy ending.

    All Caitlin McKae really wants to do is find Jack. She'd left him on the battlefield, and she didn't know if he were dead or alive. It wasn't like she left him on purpose. Disguised as a soldier, she'd fought alongside him. When she was wounded and out cold, someone found her and assumed the rebel coat wrapped around her bleeding arm meant she was a southern sympathiser despite her Irish accent.

    They took her to Atlanta, and she found herself teaching at a school--which was promptly shut down because they needed the building for a hospital. Now what? Her next option would be...what? When southern gentleman Noah Becker offers her a home in return for teaching and caring for his little girl, it seems her only option.

    To the north, in New York City, widow Ruby O'Flannery cares for her one-year-old boy and sews dresses for the wealthy ladies in town. Edward Goodrich, a man with a pastorate in his future, seems more interested in Ruby than in the Bible studies they do. He might not be so interested in her if he knew....
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Historical Fiction at its best!
    August 27, 2014
    Amanda
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Yankee in Atlanta - eBook.
    Love, lose, and redemption all set against the backdrop of the Civil War. Can you ask for more? A first line that captures your attention and keeps you going until the thrilling climax. I laughed, I nearly cried, I couldnt put this book down! I loved following up with Ruby from Widow of Gettysburg watching her transform as her story unfolded. So beautifully written youll feel Caitlin, the heroines, pain as she struggles to survive on enemy soil and her joy when shes reunited with her love.

    A beautiful, haunting, sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat novel!! You will be immediately captured be Yankee in Atlanta!

    5 out of 5 stars! Im eagerly awaiting Jocelyns next book, Spy of Richmond coming February 2015. Dont miss any this fabulous authors books!
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Beautiful! LOVED IT!!!!!
    August 27, 2014
    Amanda
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Love, lose, and redemption all set against the backdrop of the Civil War. Can you ask for more? A first line that captures your attention and keeps you going until the thrilling climax. I laughed, I nearly cried, I couldnt put this book down! I loved following up with Ruby from Widow of Gettysburg watching her transform as her story unfolded. So beautifully written youll feel Caitlin, the heroines, pain as she struggles to survive on enemy soil and her joy when shes reunited with her love.

    A beautiful, haunting, sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat novel!! You will be immediately captured be Yankee in Atlanta!

    5 out of 5 stars! Im eagerly awaiting Jocelyns next book, Spy of Richmond coming February 2015. Dont miss any this fabulous authors books!

    -I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. All views expressed are my own
  5. Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Women of the Civil War
    August 22, 2014
    Nancee
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Our thoughts most often bring to mind the men who fought and died during the Civil War, forgetting the women who fought through this most violent war as well. Behind the lines, housing and aiding refugees and keeping life together, women represented strength that surpasses all understanding. This riveting novel of two families, one struggling in the north and the other barely surviving in the south bring to reality the violence, intolerance and hatred that the Civil War represented.

    Written with creativity and authenticity this novel is presented with rich historical detail, indicating that the author has researched her topic very carefully. The characters throughout this novel are described and developed with a realism that is commendable. Locations are described with accuracy and detail, transporting the reader to the various locations throughout the book. Jocelyn Green has proven herself to be a very gifted author who recreates a very difficult time in our nation's history, and without bias. I highly recommend "Yankee in Atlanta!" I have not read the prequels in this series, but this book easily stands on its own!

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from River North Fiction from Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.
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