A Christy Award-nominated title for best new author.

When war erupted, she gave up a life of privilege for a life of significance.


Tending to the army’s sick and wounded meant leading a life her mother does not understand and giving up a handsome and approved suitor. Yet Charlotte chooses a life of service over privilege, just as her childhood friend had done when he became a military doctor. She soon discovers that she’s combating more than just the rebellion by becoming a nurse.

Will the two men who love her simply stand by and watch as she fights her own battles? Or will their desire for her wage war on her desire to serve God?

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 at what pioneering nurses endured. This is the first in the series Heroines Behind the Lines: Civil War, a collection of novels that highlights the crucial contributions made by women during times of war.

My Thoughts:

What a powerful story!! Right from the beginning I was swept away on a tidalwave of words and blissfully along for the ride.  What a beautiful and poignant picture this story paints. I absolutely loved it! The historical details are flawless. I wasn’t previously aware that women nurses got their foot-hold in the practice of Nursing during the Civil war. I enjoyed learning about some of the history of nursing through this story. I especially appreciated the authentic letters that the author included, it really helped make it all that much more vivid and real.

I enjoyed the vivacious characters and felt like I was involved in the story with them. I found the characters vivid and realistic, they evoked strong reactions. On more than one occasion I found myself talking to them wishing they could hear me and heed my warnings!

If you enjoy reading historical stories, especially ones set during the American Civil War, then you will not want to miss out on snagging this story!! You are sure to love it as much as I have! I look forward to reading the other stories in this series.

(I received a copy of this book in audio-book format from the author/publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I am not required to write a positive review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.)

About the Author:

JocelynGreen  Jocelyn Green inspires faith and courage as the award-winning and bestselling author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books, including The Mark of the King; Wedded to War; and The 5 Love Languages Military Edition, which she co-authored with bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman. She 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 children in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

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Wedded to War (Heroines Behind the Lines #1)

  Widow of Gettysburg (Heroines Behind the Lines #2)

  Yankee in Atlanta (Heroines Behind the Lines #3)

Spy of Richmond (Heroines Behind the Lines #4)

  Heroines Behind the Lines Series (set of 4 books)


9 thoughts on “Wedded to War (Heroines Behind the Lines: Civil War #1) by Jocelyn Green

  1. Moody recently had their fiction paper back books on sale at half off. I bought these four and can’t wait for my must read commitments to thin down so I can get into these! I love Jocelyn Green! (I lived some of my childhood in Iowa, so I can identify a little with her geographically, too!)

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