When you think of the Civil War, what role do women play in the picture?
Are they at home waiting for their beloved husbands, sons, and fathers to return from battle, or is their something else they might be doing?
History lover and novelist Stephanie Grace Whitson has taken research from her studies into the Civil War, along with some creative liberties, to create an interesting plot. Rather than focusing on the perspective of a man in the conflict between North versus South, she creates a strong character named Maggie Malone, a woman who does yearn for those she loves to return safely from battle, yet, also manages to do something fiercely independent in the meantime.
For those who love historical fiction, this book strikes the right note. It has details from a time gone by that readers can learn from, yet it also entertains. For Civil War enthusiasts, this will also be a unique chance to pick out what actually happened in America’s history and what exists in Whitson’s book as effective, entertaining, storytelling.
FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, the Hachette Book Group, in exchange for my honest review.