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Wedded to War

(2012)
(The first book in the Heroines Behind the Lines series)
A novel by

 
 
A 2013 Christy Award finalist (historical fiction and first novel categories)

It's April 1861, and the Union Army's Medical Department is a disaster, completely unprepared for the magnitude of war. A small group of New York City women, including 28-year-old Charlotte Waverly, decide to do something about it, and end up changing the course of the war, despite criticism, ridicule, and social ostracism. Charlotte leaves a life of privilege, wealth, and confining expectations to be one of the first female nurses for the Union Army. She quickly discovers that she's fighting more than just the Rebellion by working in the hospitals. Corruption, harassment, and opposition from Northern doctors threaten to push her out of her new role. At the same time, her sweetheart disapproves of her shocking strength and independence, forcing her to make an impossible decision.... Will she choose love and marriage, or duty to a cause that seems to be losing? 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?

Wedded to War is a work of fiction, but the story is inspired by the true life of Civil War nurse Georgeanna Woolsey. Woolsey's letters and journals, written over 150 years ago, offer a thorough look of what pioneering nurses endured.

Jocelyn Green's debut novel is endorsed by historians and professors for its historical accuracy and detail, by award-winning novelists for its spell-binding storytelling, and by entertainment journalists and book club leaders for its deep and complex content, perfect to share and discuss with others.

Genre: Inspirational

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July 2015 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Wedded to War (Heroines Behind the Lines)
Author(s): Jocelyn Green
ISBN: 1-62899-618-8 / 978-1-62899-618-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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July 2012 : Paperback
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Title: [(Wedded to War)] [By (author) Jocelyn Green] published on (July, 2012)
Author(s): Jocelyn Green
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June 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wedded to War (Heroines Behind the Lines)
Author(s): Jocelyn Green
ISBN: 0-8024-0576-2 / 978-0-8024-0576-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: River North
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August 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Wedded to War: Heroines Behind the Lines
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June 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Wedded to War (Heroines Behind the Lines Book 1)
Author(s): Jocelyn Green
Publisher: River North
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