06 December 2014

Yankee in Atlanta by Jocelyn Green

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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?

Yankee in Atlanta is another fantastic historical novel from Jocelyn Green. As the third installment of her Heroines Behind the Battlelines series, it easily maintains the standard Green has established in the previous two novels (Wedded to War and Widow of Gettysburg). Still delving into the history of the Civil War, Green yet again captures expresses a specific and unique female experience. Yankee in Atlanta’s heroine, Caitlin McKae disguises herself as a man to fight in the war, but then finds herself exposed and across enemy lines in Atlanta after being wounded. As she determines how to protect her identity, Green fills her story with vivid and detailed history, and I loved reading this intriguing and gripping story. I would recommend it to anyone who loves historical fiction. Now, bring on Spy of Richmond - I simply cannot wait.

Thanks to Moody Publishers, I received a copy of Yankee in Atlanta and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

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