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My Story for His Glory

Yankee in Atlanta by Jocelyn Green June 19, 2014

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 2:11 pm
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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.


My thoughts:

I am a Civil War story buff. I have mentioned this before but pretty much any novel relating to the Civil War I want to read. I blame it completely on Gone with the Wind 🙂

This is one book I am glad I picked up and read. Jocelyn Green does an amazing job of bringing this era to life and creating engaging stories and characters.

The story begins with Caitlin Mckae and then we travel to New York and meet these other characters. At first I didn’t understand the connection but finally the connection is revealed and it’s this “ah-ha” moment.

Jocelyn weaves this story together carefully and drops tasty  hints along the way that will leave you craving to read more and get back to this wonderful story.

This is the third book in a series but from what I can tell each are a stand alone. If you enjoy historicals this is a book you will want to grab and Jocelyn Green is an author you want to read.

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance in exchange for an honest review.


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