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A well-researched, inspirational historical perception of the Civil War.
It takes place in and around the Andersonville Prison involving the inhumane conditions which caused the deaths of 13,000 Union soldiers in just fourteen short months.
See how the lives of three Southerners come together as they try to save a friend.
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)|
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ECPA 2015 Christian Book Award Finalist!
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 prisons 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 theyve 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 didnt expect to find camaraderie with the Union prisoner he escorted to Andersonville. But the soldiers wit and integrity strike a chord in Emery. How could this man be an enemy? Emery vows that their unlikely friendship will survive the warlittle 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 Gods harsh truth, they must decide, once and for all, Who is my neighbor?
katieann4 Stars Out Of 5I'm not one to usually read historical fiction BUTJuly 14, 2016katieannQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I thought this was a wonderful novel. I loved the stories and how they all intertwined. It is filled with great lessons to live by. Worth the read.
j mcnutt5 Stars Out Of 5Civil War - Overcoming ImprisonmentJune 24, 2015j mcnuttQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 0I absolutely loved this book !While it is heartbreaking, it is also inspiring !
The author has taken a very tragic period of history, and made it come alive for the reader.
You can feel the squalor, death. and hopelessness that permeated the prison, and wonder how man can be so deplorable , yet at the same time, celebrate in the love these brothers in arms had for each other, not just to survive, but to hope against hope they would see another day.
This is a wonderful, yet painful book to read , that befits the courage of the men who had to live and die through it. It is also a celebration of life that somehow by God's grace men lived to see another day and a time of peace.
I received this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
ThereadmasterDavenport,IowaAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5intenseMarch 26, 2015ThereadmasterDavenport,IowaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This was hard to put down. What these men went through was horrific. If you are faint of heart you may not want to read. I knew how bad it was supposed to be but never knew it was that bad.it is hard to understand how people in a town right next to this place could let this happen. The characters in this from both sides of the war are well done. I received a copy of this book from bookfun.org for a fair and honest opinion.
KayGee5 Stars Out Of 5EXCELLENT READMarch 13, 2015KayGeeQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book had me enthralled right to the end. From the way the characters were developed and the way they interacted with each other to the way the plot just kept getting better!!! Usually, halfway through the book, you can guess the outcomes, but this book had me guessing right to the end. Add to this some historical lessons that were presented in perfect detail.
I can count on one hand the authors that have such a compelling way of telling stories that hook me and keep me turning pages well into the night. This is the first Tracy Groot novel that I read, but it definitely won't be the last.
HeatherRichey, MTAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Civil War prisonJanuary 11, 2015HeatherRichey, MTAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"The Sentinels of Andersonville" was a great read. I was consistently horrified by the atrocities that one human will commit against another. The amount of men that died in prison during the war that was recorded in this book was so huge that I am saddened by the lives that were lost unneccessarily. What this book taught me is that no matter how much you are in the minority, as long as you are doing something right, you will come out able to hold your head up in the end. The Sentinels of Andersonville really made me take a different look at the war. I think for the most part, most men didn't want to fight, but they were forced into it by others saying they must do their duty to either the South or the North.
I honestly enjoyed this book. I had trouble putting it down as I wanted to find out what happened not only to the men in the prison, but to the townspeople that were trying to help them.
I recevied a free copy of this book from The Book Club Network for my honest review. I was not payed for my positive review.