Thursday, June 19, 2014

Yankee in Atlanta by Jocelyn Green

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Yankee in Atlanta
River North(June 1, 2014)
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 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 is about to enlist with the Rebel army. Then in the spring of 1864, Sherman's troops edge closer to Atlanta. Caitlin tries to escape north with the girl, but is arrested on charges of being a spy. Will honor dictate that Caitlin follow the rules, or love demand that she break them?

Id you would like to read the first chapter of Yankee in Atlanta, go HERE.

My Review:
5 Stars!!!
After reading and liking Widow of Gettysburg last year I knew I wanted to read this one (Even more so after I found out that main character shares my name!) and I am delighted to say that I loved this one even more than Widow of Gettysburg! At 400 pages this is a quite long read, but it's totally worth it! The story is amazing and epic. No it's definitely not a light read (I would recommend it for ages 16+) but it is still incredibly uplifting, when I closed this book my heart was soaring and I was sighing in happiness! One thing I loved about Yankee in Atlanta was that even though there was lovely romance, the love stories (There were two!) were really secondary to the main plot which was neat for a change! This one of those books that just when you start to think that no other crises could possibly happen to these characters, something does! I loved all the characters, except one who wasn't supposed to be liked anyway, but my favorite was probably Caitlin we not only share a name but have similar personalities as well!

I don't want to risk spoiling anything so I will just say that I absolutely loved this book, it has a spot on my list of favorite books of 2014! If you enjoy raw historical fiction set during the civil war, that is so rich and realistic you feel like you're there, Yankee in Atlanta is one you won't want to miss!

I can't wait to see what Jocelyn Green has for us next!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via CFBA in exchange for an honest review. The above is my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

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