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The Breastplate: A Civil War Adventure (English Edition) [Formato Kindle]

Shirley McCracken

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A Civil War story of danger, intrigue, and romance

The Civil War brought them together and it would tear them apart! Beautiful Kitty Claiborne, the pampered daughter of a wealthy senator, fell deeply in love with Lt. William Benson, attaché to President Lincoln. However, she had no idea her life would change so dramatically after they were married. Could her love endure the hardships of life in a remote cabin when, during the war, Will was given an assignment in East Tennessee? And why didn’t her husband tell her his mission when he left her alone for weeks at a time? Was he one of the mysterious Phantom Warriors everyone was talking about? When he was carried home, badly wounded, by a group of strangers, would she be able to smuggle them all through enemy checkpoints to safety? And why did she bury her husband’s breastplate, from his uniform, deep in the soil on their little farm? The Breastplate is the story of the lives and families torn apart by the Civil War, and the courage of one woman as she struggles to keep her love and family intact during such turbulent times.

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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
  • Dimensioni file: 484 KB
  • Lunghezza stampa: 277
  • Numeri di pagina fonte ISBN: 1432785699
  • Editore: Outskirts Press, Inc. (31 maggio 2012)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B0089RK8ZS
  • Da testo a voce: Abilitato
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4 di 4 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle A Multi-Decade View 24 agosto 2012
Di Martin Asiner - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile
THE BREASTPLATE by Shirley McCracken is a novel of the pre-Civil War days that actually begins in the present day Tennessee and via flashback picks up in the Gold Rush Days of the late 1840s and continues until the end of the Civil War. This book is actually two divergent tales: the first half tells of the life of John Henry Claiborne who, in true Bildungsroman fashion we meet as a lad alone in the world. McCracken describes him as the noble type that we like to think represented our pioneer ancestors. He starts out with nothing and like Horation Alger, winds up with a great deal of something. Claiborne meets and falls in love with Kathleen also an apotheosis of glorious American womanhood. Yet, both John and Kathleen are far more than mere stereotypes. Each is tested in the brutal way that America did to those who were not satisfied with the economic and social status quo. In them, their success becomes vicariously our success too. They marry and have a daughter Kitty, and it is Kitty who becomes the dramatic focus of the second half of THE BREASTPLATE.

When an author uses an object as the book title, one can assume that in the course of the novel it accrues a totemic significance. The breastplate on a physical level is a decoration, one that signifies family honor and pride, but on a deeper metaphysical level acts as the thematic bridge between the Tennessee of the Civil War years and the Tennessee of today. It is almost as if it links the geneology of temporarily far distant families. There is a sense that this heirloom is a symbol that despite the passing of many decades, people are people and only their environments differ. The action that swirls around John, Kathleen, Kitty and the breastplate is a miniaturized version of American History 101. We read of real life people and events that ring true to those with even a smattering of knowledge of history. McCracken portrays a landscape that we well know of from other and similar books and movies. In more than one scene, I was reminded of vignettes from GONE WITH THE WIND both book and film. Finally, the majority of the characters acted in a manner that has relevance for today. Hard work, discipline, and basic street smarts are traits that will not go out of style. What emerges from a considered reading of THE BREASTPLATE is the rare opportunity to spend a few hours of delightful reading even as we pick up some sorely needed perspective about who we are and where we came from.
1 di 1 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle The Breastplate: A Civil War Drama is a well written, refreshing love story wrapped in authentic, factual Civil War drama. 8 ottobre 2014
Di Lynne Drysdale Patterson - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile
I am an avid reader and usually have 2, or even three, books going at a time. When I began reading The Breastplate: A Civil War Adventure, however, I could not put it down. I set all other books aside. And I could hardly wait to get back to it. Shirley McCracken's characters came alive and I began to care about them. Ms. McCracken wove the lives and times together so seamlessly, I felt as though I WAS part of their lives; an unseen observer in non-fiction based drama. I even imagined I could procure Kitty's biscuits receipe! I highly recommend The Breastplate: A Civil War Drama. It's a well written, refreshing love story wrapped in authentic, factual Civil War drama.
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3.0 su 5 stelle History 16 gennaio 2013
Di Patricia Seale - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle|Acquisto verificato
I was reminded of some history about slavery and the Civil War that I had forgotten. Living in the South made this read interesting. I thought about many aspects and hardships pioneer Americans suffered during this era.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Kathleen D 3 novembre 2012
Di K. F. Delamere - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle|Acquisto verificato
I just finished "The Breastplate" I couldn't put it down. It was awesome! I haven't read a good book that kept my interest for a while. Thank you so much.
Can't wait until you pair up the couples in "The Freedom Ranch" I just love your insight into great relationships and true companionship.The Breastplate: A Civil War Adventure
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5.0 su 5 stelle A Wonderful Historical Romance 11 ottobre 2012
Di Miriam from Wheels Have Eyes - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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I thought this was a wonderful love story of the times of the Civil War. The author has clearly done a lot of research to make the book seem realistic. Honestly when I read the title of the book and a brief description, I was not sure I would like the book, but I thought it was fabulous. Kitty, one of the main characters, has a lot of spunk for a woman, but with the times and environment she lived in, it was necessary to her survival. I like how the author introduces the novel by connecting it to modern times. I wonder how many of us are aware of our ancestors' stories and how they brought us to where we are today. If you like historical romance stories then you are sure to love this one, as it is packed with information from the Civil War and the adventures of one family that was simply trying to make a difference. It is so much more that just a simple romance, which adds to its appeal. I would be interested in reading sequels to this story. Be sure to add it to your list of books to read.

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