I really can’t be the only one who loves epic civil war dramas, right?? Like, I actually love learning about Bull Run, Antietam and Shiloh. I swear if I had all the money in the world, I would totally go back to school and get a graduate degree in US history. Then, I would finally beat Adam in trivia. Some things are just priceless.
That all being said, I LOVED this book. It was the story about a young midwife who desperately wants to be a surgeon during the Civil War. It definitely wasn’t a fluffy chick-lit story though—the amount of research gone into writing this shines through with detailed accounts of major war battles and the character of Abe Lincoln. Some of the amputation scenes were rather gruesome and it didn’t shock me to learn that the author is actually a registered nurse specializing in critical care.
In terms of Civil War books, I liked this book way more than this one, which shocked me because the latter came highly recommended by another book nerd friend. Well…my grandma recommended Mary Sutter to me and I should have known that she wouldn’t let me down! My grandma also randomly sends me ten dollar bills in the mail sometimes, which I appreciate as well. I think she thinks that you can still buy a new hardcover book for ten dollars.