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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
I Shall Be Near to You
Rosetta has always been the son her father never had.
works hard on the farm, she is tough, uncomplaining and even asks one of the
boys to teach her how to fight. But her beauty lies not far beneath this gruff
exterior and she marries her longtime friend Jeremiah. They dream of a farm
together far away from the towns prying eyes, filled with crops and animals and
eventually children. As the Civil War continues Jeremiah decides to enlist as
they could use the $150 towards the start of their new life together. But three
years is a long time. Little does he know that Rosetta who could not bare to be
separated from the one person who understands her and loves her like no other,
changes her name to Ross and enlists as well. She most certainly has the
attitude that if he can do it, so can she, and then they will have twice the
funds to begin their dream farm. Jeremiah begs her to return home but she refuses
to leave his side and as the battle rages on, the details of the raging battles that follow leave the reader holding their breath with the turn of each page.
Filled with such amazing characters I was not only able to envision but
actually hear their voices! This historical novel captured my heart instantly
and I could not put it down. Thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend, I Shall
Be Near to You, for an in depth look at the Civil War through the eyes of
patriotic young love. Looking forward to reading more by this exceptional
author. Thank you Erin Lindsay McCabe for sharing your imagination and talent
with us all!