Wednesday, January 29, 2014

"The Sentinels of Andersonville" by Tracy Groot

I am a huge history buff and the Civil War in particular has always been one of my favorite time periods to study, so I was very excited when I received a copy of "The Sentinels of Andersonville" by Tracy Groot.
Andersonville was one of the greatest horrors of the civil war and Tracy brings it alive with her well written, intriguing new book.
Sentry Dance Pickett has changed while serving as a Sentry at Andersonville after seeing the absolute horrors that are there and he feels powerless to change anything.It is not until Violet Stiles witnesses the horrors for herself and decides to get involved that they enlist the help of Emery Jones, who has befriended a Union soldier and does not want him to die, that they hatch a plan. Will they get in trouble for treason? As they learn about loving their neighbor,even those deemed your enemies, will they live or pay the ultimate price?

This was a well written,engaging read with likable characters and a great story line.I would not suggest it for a younger reader as some of the descriptions,being historically accurate, are rather gruesome.
I do highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys finding more about our countries past and enjoys a good read.

I received a copy of this book from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review,all opinions expressed are my own.

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