If this is Jocelyn Green's debut novel, wow, what will the next be like?!
I was amazed by this book! The flavor, the very writing style, of Wedded to War is Civil War Era.
I have read quite a few books from the 1800's for school so I have become somewhat familiar with the writing patterns from that time, this book has it!
I was very impressed with the author's attention to detail. Not only were there things that I recognized from reading books from the time period but I also learned a lot of new things. I love history, even read history text books for fun, but the joy of learning through a story is even better.
This was one of the few books, Christian Fiction especially, that spoke of the dirt and filth of war. There were no glorious charges and victories like you see in the movies. No, Wedded to War talks about the lack of supplies and the sometimes needless deaths because of that, the day to day care of washing and feeding wounded and severely ill men, the feeling of helplessness to cure the hurts and wrongs, the questioning of where God is in all of it. This book isn't gory and hopeless, though. It is also the story of redemption, of kindness to strangers, of learning God's will for a person's life and doing it, of finding and/or making your place in this world, of determination and rising above for the good of others.
Each of the characters, except the villain of course, became a friend. It was like invisibly standing over their shoulder, being there, seeing and feeling what they did. The reader is drawn in and for a little while the struggles of the characters become your struggles.
Well written and thought provoking, I am glad that I took the time to read Wedded to War.
I am very much looking forward to reading the next book in this series, The Widow Of Gettysburg.
(I received this book from Moody Publishers (River North) in exchange for my