Yankee in Atlanta by Jocelyn Green ~ CFBA Tour and Review

Lucie's Review:  

Yankee in Atlanta  is a highly historical read, with a full cast of characters. This book shows in a realistic way how the War Between the States both tore people apart and brought them together.

Caitlin is a young woman who is found wounded in battle, wearing the uniform of the opposite side. Now that her secret is out she is determined to make a life for herself in Atlanta as a teacher an governess for Noah Becker's daughter. Though Noah leaves money to care for his daughter, but that is son gone with the supply shortages causing inflation of prices, and the fat that they will no longer accept Confederate money as a mode of payment.

Will Caitlin be able to survive as a Yankee in Atlanta?

This was a book that was slow to start, yet compelling in its realistic perspective of the Civil War through the eyes of a woman. While this is the third in a series there is very little to connect it to the previous books in the series, making it wonderful as a stand alone. And if you didn't recognize the connection, there isn't any loss of understanding of the plotline.

Overall, this was a very well written historical novel about what many people experienced during the war. There were may intertwining storylines the intersected and came apart, making the perfect conclusion even better! And while there wasn't much interaction between the lead characters it was understandable because of the war. Definitely a book well worth the read for fans of Civil War history!

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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.

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