Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! The book I’m featuring this week released just yesterday, and I have to tell you, it’s done a number on me. If you love historical fiction, you will get caught up in this story in no time, and if you happen to love Civil War fiction? Well, you’re in for an even bigger treat! Allow me to introduce you to Amongst the Roses by Meghan M. Gorecki!
~ About the Book ~
The War Between the States shakes Margaret Bryant out of her comfortable upper-class life when her father enlists in the Army of the Potomac. Despite being safely ensconced above the Mason-Dixon Line in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Margaret finds her strength tested by opposition from familiar faces and Confederate threats. Will she let a young man from a lesser station into her heart even as war rages ever nearer to the home front?
Restless Connor Doyle sees the war as a way to escape from his family’s farm and his identity as a poor Irishman’s son. His brother, Adam, torn between duty to country and his family, enlists alongside Connor. Adam dares to hope in a future with Margaret when he begins a courtship correspondence from the war front. The two brothers make a vow to protect one another at all costs, but when faced with death and destruction from all sides—will they be able to uphold it?
The three bloodiest days in America’s history bring these three together at Gettysburg and tragedy’s cruelty threatens to tear two hearts apart—and bring two unlikely allies together.
~ First Line ~
A nameless shiver of dread worked its way up Margaret Bryant’s spine, causing her fingers to shake as she checked the chatelaine watch at her waist.
Do you enjoy Civil War novels?
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