If you like stories about strong women, this book is for you.
Based on over two hundred accounts of women disguising themselves as men and enlisting into the civil war, I Shall Be Near to You brings to life a story that is so often overlooked and forgotten about in history. Women did not always sit back at home and wait for their soldiers to come home. Some put on britches and became soldiers themselves, despite the dangers.
This story is full of emotion. I honestly cried and that, I must admit, is a rarity when it comes to books. I could feel Rosetta’s pain and even her fear. I Shall Be Near to You really makes you think about how truly hard these people really suffered and the losses they had to endure all in the name of war.
Beautifully written, inspiring, and devastating, this is a book I would recommend to all. Five out of five stars.
-I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.