Wednesday

A Blue and Gray Christmas by Joan Medlicott

Although a Blue & Gray Christmas is part of a series - I felt it was a wonderful stand-alone book... and one that is perfect for the holiday season.

It is a heartwarming story about three friends - Grace, Amelia and Hannah who discover a tin full of Civil War-era letters written between two soldiers - one from the North and one from the South. They were both injured during the war and were found lying wounded in a field by Miss Ella Mae. Ella Mae took both of them in and brought them up as her own sons - but upon reading the letters the friends are appalled that these two men never returned nor advised their families that they had survived the war. So the girls take it upon themselves to contact the living descendants of both soldiers and invite them for a Christmas gathering at their farmstead.

I really enjoyed Ms. Medlicott’s writing and her wonderful, lively characters. I especially loved reading the letters of the two soldiers that were so honest and heartfelt. This was a touching story about families coming together and celebrating not just the lives of these two soldiers but also celebrating the season.

This book was provided for review by Pocket Books.

1 comment:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I'm dying for this one.

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