Yankee in Atlanta Book Feature
Recently my family took a trip over to Pennsylvania and visited Gettysburg where President Lincoln made his famous Address. My husband and I have walked across Antietam Battlefield, seen the cannons at the Chickamauga Battlefield near Chattanooga and hiked past the cannons in Kentucky at the Perryville Battlefield. The Civil War was a horrible time in American history, but if you look closely you can find stories of bravery, loyalty, love and perseverance that can be turned into beautiful works of fiction. Here is another book that celebrates the lives of the heroines that were integral pieces of the War and the reconstruction.
When soldier Caitlin McKae woke up in Atlanta after being wounded in battle, the Georgian doctor who treated her believed Caitlin’s only secret was that she had been fighting for the Confederacy disguised as a man. In order to avoid arrest or worse, Caitlin hides her true identity and makes a new life for herself in Atlanta.
Trained as a teacher, she accepts a job as a governess to the daughter of Noah Becker, a German immigrant lawyer, who enlists with the Rebel army. Then in the spring of 1864, Sherman’s troops edge closer to Atlanta. Though starvation rules, and Sherman rages, she will not run again. In a land shattered by strife and suffering, a Union veteran and a Rebel soldier test the limits of loyalty and discover the courage to survive. Will honor dictate that Caitlin and Noah follow the rules, or love demand that they break them?
About the Author
Jocelyn Green is an award-winning author and freelance writer. A former military wife, she graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, with a B.A. in English, and is an active member of many associations.
She loves Mexican food, Broadway musicals, Toblerone chocolate bars, the color red, and reading on her patio. Jocelyn lives with her husband Rob and two small children in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Visit her at JocelynGreen.com.
You can buy Yankee in Atlanta from Amazon or request it at your local library.
I received a copy of this book from Christian Fiction Blog Alliance. No monetary compensation was received.