Friday, June 20, 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

Once again Jocelyn has written a poignant and powerful novel of which I loved every minute! It boggles my mind how she is able to connect so many people in so many places without it ever seeming far-fetched. I love how many historical facts she packs in her book! She weaves it into her characters lives it in such a way that you hardly even notice that you are getting a thorough history lesson, and that is awesome!
Caitlyn and Noah were great characters. Their romance wasn't a typical one and they were actually rarely together throughout the book. It was more of a deep admiration that grew into love even as they were separated and only able to communicate through letters. But despite that, their connection felt very real and plausible. I was very impressed with Caitlyn's resourcefulness, sacrifice, and patience as she ran Noah's house in his absence, a lesser woman would have crumbled! And I think the author did a fantastic job in capturing the emotions in Noah that I'm sure a lot of men faced; being a southerner and feeling the need to fight for the south while at the same time not fully agreeing with what they were fighting for. That would be such a hard decision to make.
I was so happy that we got to see more of Ruby's story! Her and Edward's romance was so sweet! There were some rough patches along the way but I loved how it all worked out.
There was so much packed into this book and it was all beautiful! If you enjoy civil war era stories I definitely recommend this series!


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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