Image of Wedded to War (Heroines Behind the Lines)


Image of Wedded to War (Heroines Behind the Lines)

Jocelyn Green's debut novel begins her Heroines Behind the Lines series, which is based on actual historical figures and events. This first book is inspired by Georgeanna Woosley’s journals, letters and experiences as a Civil War-era nurse. This authentic source adds a touch of realism that helps readers immerse themselves in the story. Through the eyes of the fictional heroine Charlotte, readers will get a feeling for what a Civil War nurse may have experienced.

Wealthy young woman Charlotte Waverly wants to do more than roll bandages to support the soldiers of the Union Army. Charlotte is determined to be part of changing the course of the war by volunteering her help tending the sick and wounded. However, not everyone in the Union Army hospitals accepts this young woman. She encounters corruption, harassment and opposition from some of the doctors determined to push her out of the hospital. Furthermore, her suitor does not approve of her unladylike choice to help the soldiers. He demands she choose: it's either him or nursing. What will Charlotte decide, a favorable marriage or the cause that has won her heart? (MOODY PUBLISHERS, Jul., 320 pp., $14.99)

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