Friday, March 13, 2015

Book Review: Sister of Shiloh by Kathy & Becky Hepinstall

Year: © 2015
Genre: Fiction
My Review: ⚡⚡⚡⚡/5
Format: ARC; Paperback 
Sources: Shelf Awareness 
Publishers: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 

 In a war pitting brother against brother, two sisters choose their own battle. Joseph and Thomas are fresh recruits for the Confederate Army, daring to join the wild fray that has become the seemingly endless Civil War, sharing everything with their fellow soldiers—except the secret that would mean their undoing: they are sisters. Before the war, Joseph and Thomas were Josephine and Libby. But that bloodiest battle, Antietam, leaves Libby to find her husband, Arden, dead. She vows vengeance, dons Arden’s clothes, and sneaks off to enlist with the Stonewall Brigade, swearing to kill one Yankee for every year of his too-short life. Desperate to protect her grief-crazed sister, Josephine insists on joining her. Surrounded by flying bullets, deprivation, and illness, the sisters are found by other dangers: Libby is hurtling toward madness, haunted and urged on by her husband’s ghost; Josephine is falling in love with a fellow soldier. She lives in fear both of revealing their disguise and of losing her first love before she can make her heart known to him.

My Thoughts: 

This was a great book and such a great publishing group. I've lately been loving historical fiction books and I had so much fun reading the book.  Battles were fought. Lines were drawn and people had to choose. Going into this book I didn't know what to expect. I thought it has a great cover and a beautiful flower, but that really didn't convince me much about the book. I enjoy when author co-write and this was great. Written from two perspectives and coming together made me love the story even more. This book can only be classified as a mysteriously written masterpiece that was brought together to make a good story to enjoy and read on a pieceful day.

Kathy Hepinstall was born in Odessa, Texas, and spent a large part of her childhood two hours from the Louisiana border, where most of her relatives reside. She lives in Austin, Texas.


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