So A Blue and Gray Christmas is on blog tour today, and I'm sad to say that I didn't get to this book in time for the tour. It's up next on the reading list, so be waiting for a review soon! In the meantime, I thought I'd tell you a little bit about the book!
Summary (from GoodReads):In this stunning holiday story, a cache of Civil War-era letters and diaries sweeps the ladies of Covington up into a dramatic and heartwarming historical saga that inspires them to plan an unforgettable Christmas for two families forever changed by war.
When a rusty old tin box is unearthed at the Covington Homestead, longtime housemates Grace, Amelia, and Hannah discover that it contains letters and diaries written by two Civil War soldiers, one Union and one Confederate.
The friends are captivated by the drama revealed. The soldiers were found dying on a nearby battlefi eld by an old woman. She nursed them back to health, hiding them from bounty hunters seeking deserters. At the end of the war the men chose to stay in Covington, caring for their rescuer as she grew frail. But while their lives were rich, they still felt homesick and guilty for never contacting the families they'd left behind.
Christmas is coming, and the letters inspire Amelia with a generous impulse. What if she and her friends were to fi nd the two soldiers' descendants and invite them to Covington to meet? What better holiday gift could there be than the truth about these two heroic men and their dramatic shared fate? With little time left, the ladies spring into action to track down the men's families in Connecticut and the Carolinas, and to make preparations in Covington for their most memorable, most historic Christmas yet.
I don't know about you, but I think it sounds absolutely adorable, and I'm really looking forward to reading it!
About the Author: Joan Medlicott was born and raised on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She lives with her husband in the mountains of North Carolina. She has written at least 9 books in her Covington Ladies series, along with 4 other novels.
Be sure to check out her website here!
Disclosure: Thanks to Sarah Reidy from Pocket Books for sending me this book to review!