Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wedded to War- Review

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Wedded to War
• River North; New Edition edition (July 1, 2012)
Jocelyn Green


Jocelyn Green is a child of God, wife and mom living in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She is also an award-winning journalist, author, editor and blogger. Though she has written nonfiction on a variety of topics, her name is most widely recognized for her ministry to military wives: Faith Deployed. Her passion for the military family was fueled by her own experience as a military wife, and by the dozens of interviews she has conducted with members of the military for her articles and books, Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives and its sequel, Faith Deployed...Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives. She is also co-author of both Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq & Afghanistan and Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front (forthcoming, May 2012). Her Faith Deployed Web site and Facebook page continue to provide ongoing support, encouragement and resources for military wives worldwide.


When war erupted, she gave up a life of privilege for a life of significance.
Tending to the army's sick and wounded meant leading a life her mother does not understand and giving up a handsome and approved suitor. Yet Charlotte chooses a life of service over privilege, just as her childhood friend had done when he became a military doctor. She soon discovers that she's combatting more than just the rebellion by becoming a nurse. Will the two men who love her simply stand by and watch as she fights her own battles? Or will their desire for her wage war on her desire to serve God?

Wedded to War is a work of fiction, but the story is inspired by the true life of Civil War nurse Georgeanna Woolsey. Woolsey's letters and journals, written over 150 years ago, offer a thorough look of what pioneering nurses endured. This is the first in the series "Heroines Behind the Lines: Civil War," a collection of novels that highlights the crucial contributions made by women during times of war.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Wedded to War, go HERE.

My thoughts:  I loved this book!  When I first read the description for the book I knew I had to read it.  I'm passionate about the Civil War.  I reenact the Civil War with my family.  I started reenacting 20 years ago with my parents and now my children do it with my husband and me.    This book was wonderful!  It was written from the Union perspective and since I reenact for the Confederacy there were a few things that were a slight bit off, but that was to be expected.  I was impressed with the amount of research that obviously went into the writing of this book.  It was a joy to read and I'm looking forward to finding the ohters that will follow!  I highly recommend this book.

I received a copy of this for free to as part of the CFBA. However, all opinions in this post are mine and not influenced by others. Pin It Now!


  1. Erin, thank you so much for the review! I love your blog here, by the way. And it's great to know you're a reenactor for the South. My husband was too, during high school. He was at Fort Clinch, FL. Anyway, with my last two novels in this series set in Atlanta and Richmond, I will probably be picking your brain as I delve into that research. If your'e willing, that is! :)

  2. This sounds like my kind of book! I love books that are set back in time especially when they use some factual information in them.