Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Review: A Blue and Gray Christmas by Joan Medlicott

A Blue and Gray Christmas by Joan Medlicott
Pages: 336 pages
Publisher: Pocketbooks
Rating: 3/5

An old box is dug up in the town of Covington and in it holds many years worth of memories from The Civil War; the letters and diaries of two men on opposite sides of the war.

The story is told thru those contents, read by a group of ladies who have made their homes in Covington from various places. The ladies read a few at a time trying to piece together the mens lives and try to eventually make contact with some relatives of them and bring everybody together for a huge Christmas celebration.

I liked this book alot especially the letters & diaries of John and Tom. I could almost feel how afraid, scared, and alone they felt thru their writings and the struggle of not knowing if they wanted to return home or not after the war as neither really felt they had much to return home to; but think I may have enjoyed it a bit better if I had read the previous ones in the series and had a better understanding of the backgrounds of Hannah, Amelia, and Grace and how they came together because at times I felt a bit lost in the present part of the story.


Sharon said...

I didn't know about this series, but this book sounds good. I like books that bring in an element of the past.

Cheryl said...

Oh, this book sounds right up my alley. Now if my TBR pile would ever dwindle, I might be able to read it. LOL! Maybe Santa will bring it for me.