The Widow of Gettysburg by Jocelyn Green ~ CFBA Tour + Review

Widow of Gettysburg (Heroines Behind the Lines: Civil War #2)Lucie's Review:

Liberty Holloway is a young war widow, who turns her farm into an inn. A mysterious stranger comes into her life who call himself "Johnny" who helps her move on after her husband's death.
But when the war comes to her front door, their lives will be changed forever.

There is a lot going in this Civil War epic, so many interconnecting and entwining story lines, that brought a rich depth to the story. I loved the complexity of the story, because while there was a lot going on it was easy to follow and very well written.

I loved how all of the many characters were fully developed and many layered and dimensional. There was just so packed into this book!

This book also had a lot of great faith messages that fit flawlessly into the story.

Overall, this book was probably the best Civil War novel I've read in a long while. Everything just came together in a incredibly poignant way and so many threads came together without a loose end in sight at the end. A great book that I would highly recommend!

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Widow of Gettysburg
River North; New Edition edition (April 12, 2013)
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 a horrific battle rips through Gettysburg, the farm of Union widow Liberty Holloway is disfigured into a Confederate field hospital, bringing her face to face with unspeakable suffering--and a Rebel scout who awakens her long dormant heart.

While Liberty's future crumbles as her home is destroyed, the past comes rushing back to Bella, a former slave and Liberty's hired help, when she finds herself surrounded by Southern soldiers, one of whom knows the secret that would place Liberty in danger if revealed.

In the wake of shattered homes and bodies, Liberty and Bella struggle to pick up the pieces the battle has left behind. Will Liberty be defined by the tragedy in her life, or will she find a way to triumph over it? Widow of Gettysburg is inspired by first-person accounts from women who lived in Gettysburg during the battle and its aftermath.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Widow of Gettysburg, go HERE.


  1. I am reading this one right now! Loving it from page one. Actually, the introduction alone gave me goose bumps. Jocelyn is such a fantastic writer, I am so excited to be diving into her second novel :)

  2. Awesome! I'm hoping to read it someday soon now, too! It sound utterly fantastic!

    Thanks for stopping by!


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