Monday, May 12, 2008

Review: Annie, Between the States

Annie, Between the States

L. M. Elliot

The Civil War was hard on all of them at the time, but Annie seemed to take it personally. As a Southerner living in Virginia, Annie and her mother witnessed enough fighting to last them a lifetime. So when she and her mother save the like of a Union soldier, Annie thinks nothing of it. She is more concerned about her older brother Lawrence in the middle of the fray and her younger brother Jamie whose sights are set to kill all Yankees. She rides out to help the Confederate troops. She holds the family together when her mother falls ill and the Yankees raid their home. But when the Union soldier she once saved appears in Annie’s life again, she has to ask herself what is more important, her heart or her homeland?

I’m usually not a fan of historical fiction, but Annie, Between the States captured me from the first page. L. M. Elliot gave each of his characters something special that is hard to forget after the book is finished. His character Annie especially amazed and inspired me with her bravery and courage to stand up for what she wants and what she believes in. I highly recommend this novel to not only readers everywhere, but also to all girls who seek a book about a woman powerful enough to fight for not only herself but for others, also.
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