Sisters of Shiloh
Amid the ravages of the Civil War, two sisters join the Confederate Army disguised as men one seeking vengeance for her husband s death, the other hoping to keep them both alive but thenfinding love on the battlefield.
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A best-selling novelist enlists her own sister to bring us the story of two Southern sisters, disguised as men, who join the Confederate Army one seeking vengeance on the battlefield, the other finding love. In a warpitting brother against brother, two sisters choose their own battle. Joseph and Thomas are fresh recruits for the Confederate Army, daring to join the wild fray that has become the seemingly endless Civil War, sharing everything with their fellow soldiers except the secret that would mean their undoing: they are sisters. Before the war, Joseph and Thomas were Josephine and Libby. But that bloodiest battle, Antietam, leaves Libby to find her husband, Arden, dead. She vows vengeance, dons Arden s clothes, and sneaks off to enlist with the Stonewall Brigade, swearing to kill one Yankee for every year of his too-short life. Desperate to protect her grief-crazed sister, Josephine insists on joining her. Surrounded by flying bullets, deprivation, and illness, the sisters are found by other dangers: Libby is hurtling toward madness, haunted and urged on by her husband s ghost; Josephine is falling in love with a fellow soldier. She lives in fear both of revealing their disguise and of losing her first love before she can make her heart known to him. In her trademark vibrant ( Washington Post Book World ) and luscious ( Atlanta Journal-Constitution ) prose, Kathy Hepinstall joins with her sister Becky to show us the hopes of love and war, the impossible-to-sever bonds of sisterhood, and how what matters most can both hurt us and heal us.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||Sisters of Shiloh is an unsparing, bloody, emotional tour-de-force. With Kathy s experience as a bestselling author and Becky s history degree, the Hepinstalls are a highly effective writing team. They present lucky readers with a tale of love and hate, vengeance and devotion, and the darkest secrets imaginable. Highly recommended for all. --Historical Novels Review The Hepinstall sisters provide a fascinating glimpse into Civil War life from an unconventional perspective. --Kirkus The very best historical fiction delivers us into another time and place. In Sisters of Shiloh, Kathy and Becky Hepinstall plunge us so deeply into a complete and vividly rendered world of Civil War battlefields and Confederate campsites, we can smell the gun powder and taste the metallic tinge of fear along with their remarkable heroines. --Janis Cooke Newman, author of Mary
This is their first novel together.