Friday, June 20, 2014

Yankee in Atlanta

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Yankee in Atlanta
River North(June 1, 2014)
Jocelyn Green


Award-winning author Jocelyn Green inspires faith and courage in her readers through both fiction and nonfiction. A former military wife herself, she offers encouragement and hope to military wives worldwide through her Faith Deployed ministry. Her novels, inspired by real heroines on America’s home front, are marked by their historical integrity and gritty inspiration.

Jocelyn graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, with a B.A. in English, concentration in writing. She is an active member of the Christian Authors Network, the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, American Christian Fiction Writers, and the Military Writers Society of America.

She loves Mexican food, Broadway musicals, Toblerone chocolate bars, the color red, and reading on her patio. Jocelyn lives with her husband Rob and two small children in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Visit her at


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. Though starvation rules, and Sherman rages, she will not run again. In a land shattered by strife and suffering, a Union veteran and a Rebel soldier test the limits of loyalty and discover the courage to survive. Will honor dictate that Caitlin and Noah follow the rules, or love demand that they break them?

Learn more about the book and series at

If you would like to read the first chapter of Yankee in Atlanta, go HERE.


Jocelyn Green quickly became one of my must-read authors with her debut novel (and 2012 double Christy Award finalist!), Wedded to War (reviewed here with an author interview), as well as her equally stellar second release, Widow of Gettysburg (reviewed here.) As much as I loved those two novels, Yankee in Atlanta is even better! Easily read as a stand-alone, it does contain characters from the first novel, giving readers who have read Wedded to War an even richer reading experience. Impeccable research and attention to detail transported me back to the days of the Civil War, yet the story was not overshadowed by unnecessary and excessive battle minutiae that tempted me to skip paragraphs or even pages (as I have unfortunately done with other novels in this genre). Green's gift for character development combined with her vivid prose and compelling settings engaged my senses as well as my mind and I experienced, as much as read, this masterful novel. Laced with the sorrow of the tumultuous era and the heartache reaped from desperate and unwise choices, Yankee in Atlanta conveys a powerful message of grace and redemption which is woven beautifully into the story. This is one of those rare novels that I have continued to reflect on long after turning the final page. Don't miss it or any of Jocelyn Green's novels!

This Texas gal is excited to see a Yankee in Atlanta on Sunday when I head to ICRS and have the opportunity to spend some time with Jocelyn Green! Watch for my interview in the weeks to come!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from River North Fiction & Christian Fiction Blog Alliance (CFBA) as part of a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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1 comment:

Michelle said...

This looks like a book I would enjoy reading. I am adding it to my TBR list.