Christian Historical Fiction Talk

Episode 40 - Your Favorite Civil War Novels

July 28, 2021 Liz Tolsma Season 1 Episode 40
Christian Historical Fiction Talk
Episode 40 - Your Favorite Civil War Novels
Show Notes

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Wedded to War by Jocelyn Green
It's April 1861, and a small group of women, including Charlotte Waverly, decide to do something about it, and end up changing the course of the war, despite criticism, ridicule and social ostracism.

 An Irish immigrant named Ruby O'Flannery, who turns to the unthinkable in the face of starvation, holds the secret that will unlock the door to Charlotte's future. But will the rich and poor confide in each other in time?

Colors of Truth by Tamara Alexander
Tennessee, 1866

Catriona leaves behind her Irish homeland with nothing except the cash her brother  sent.

Wade Cunningham is a former Federal soldier who  works for the Secret Service and is trying to uncover counterfeiting rings in the postwar South.

When Wade meets Catriona, he is immediately intrigued by her —but what he doesn't anticipate is that the cash in Catriona's possession is some of the most convincing counterfeit money he's ever seen. Soon the object of Wade's affection is also the suspect in a major crime—one he's expected to prosecute.

There is a Season by Andrea Boeshaar
Carrie Ann Bell Collier will do anything to keep Peyton, her wounded husband, alive. She meets a nurse who promises miracles if she is permitted to administer her secret medicine.

However, Peyton's memory of the past year seems to have been erased by his injuries. When this news reaches Carrie, she writes to him and describes their loving relationship.

But a scheming nurse intercepts Carrie’s letters, and Peyton remains unaware of his marriage. Only flashes fill his mind.

Will Peyton remember their love?

Red Sky over America by Tamara Lynn Kraft
n 1857, America, the daughter of a slave owner, is an abolitionist and a student at Oberlin College. America goes home to Kentucky during school break to confront her father about freeing his slaves.

America's classmate, William, goes to Kentucky to preach abolition to churches that condone slavery. America and William find themselves in the center of the approaching storm sweeping the nation and may not make it home to Ohio or live through the struggle.

Candle in the Darkness by Lynn Austin
The daughter of a wealthy slave-holding family, Caroline Fletcher is raised to believe slavery is God-ordained and acceptable. But on awakening to its cruelty and injustice, her eyes are opened to the men and women who have cared for her. At the same time, her father and her fiance are fighting for the Confederacy.

Where does Caroline's loyalty lie? Emboldened by her passion to make a difference and her growing faith, will she risk everything she holds dear?

No Man's Daughter by Kathleen Maher
When his elderly neighbor passes after the war, Benjamin Sharpe inquires to purchase the land. What he doesn’t expect to find is a beautiful and stubborn squatter has taken residence. Will her claim on the property prove harder to drive out than her claim on his heart?