Daughter of the RegimentStephanie Grace Whitson
Irish immigrants Maggie Malone and her brothers love their adopted country. When her siblings join a Union regiment during the Civil War, Maggie's determined to follow them. There she quickly captures the attention of Sergeant John Coulter, who grows to admire her skill an... Read More
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Mar 24, 2015
- UPC: 9781455529032
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 336
- Publish Date: Mar 24, 2015
- Language: English
- BISAC: "FIC042030"
- ISBN: 1455529036
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- Captivating! by firstname.lastname@example.org on 3/25/2015
Irish Immigrant, Maggie Malone lives in a man's world on the farm her father built after moving to Missouri. After her brothers join Missouri's Union Irish Brigade, leaving her and her Uncle Paddy to run the farm on their own Maggie takes things into her own hands. A strong and strong-willed young woman, she braves the journey to find her brothers after her farm has been ransacked, livestock killed, animals stolen, and her Uncle Paddy badly beaten.
Maggie is so well described in "Daughter of the Regiment," she comes alive in every detail. All of the characters throughout this book are portrayed in poignant and believable descriptives. The author's use of such strong characters brings the reader into the story, making the story tangible. I felt I walked alongside Maggie throughout whatever circumstances presented themselves.
A wide variety of characters come to life in this moving depiction of the life and times of the Civil War. Strong, colorful, sensitive, each individual is developed with care. The landscape is pictorial and described with detail and clarity. Knowing only the more talked about locations where the Civil War was fought, the Missouri involvement was new to me. The author transports the reader from plantation life to the fields and ravages of war, and evokes emotions of the deepest kind.
I became so engrossed in this novel that the hours flew by as I became a part Maggie's life, and the lives with whom she was involved. I will undoubtedly read this book again. It was a deeply moving portrayal of life at a time when no one knew who to trust or believe. I highly recommend "Daughter of the Regiment."
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Hachette Book Group in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.