29 June 2013

Marian Baay reviews GETTYSBURG'S CHOSEN SONS by Sarah Price

Gettysburg's Chosen Sons


Reviewed by Marian Baay
~5 stars~*****

Two Amish brothers wanting to fight in the war – but only one can go. Two Bibles – but only one with a white piece of paper in it. The brother who chooses the Bible with the piece of paper shall go to war.

Thomas is the one with the piece of paper in his Bible. He’s the younger of the two brothers. At eighteen, he is not only leaving his family but also his girlfriend. He makes his older brother promise to take care of her and – if he does not return – to marry her.

The next morning, Abram must tell Father that Thomas left to fight in the war. Shortly thereafter he must also tell the same news to Betsy—Thomas’ girlfriend.
The days that follow are filled with hope to hear something from Thomas, but no word comes. Then finally Abram decides to go to Gettysburg—where the battle took place—and bring Thomas home.

Will Abram find his brother? Or is he bound by his promise to marry Betsy?

A well-written, moving story that brought tears to my eyes. My only complaint is that it was so short—but although it was short it was still a satisfying read!

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You can buy this story at Amazon.
And you can also find the other stories in the Cry of Freedom Series at Amazon.

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GIVEAWAY: A Kindle copy of this story to one lucky commenter. Leave a comment and your email address to enter.

34 comments:

  1. Wonderful review, MARIAN! I want to find out which brother she ends up with!

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    1. Thanks, Diana! You've got to read it to find out. :)

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  2. Enjoyed the review. Just enough information given about the book that caught my interest to find out what happens to these two brothers and the girlfriend.
    Thanks for a chance to win a copy.
    Blessings, Tina
    tfrice@comcast.net

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    1. Thanks, Tina. All the best in the drawing.

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  3. SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD READ . Blessings ,Dana "Girl" jashbk@earthlink.net

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  4. Interesting premise, Marian! I am looking forward to reading Sarah's story!

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  5. Great review!!! Sounds like a fantastic book! Please enter me in your giveaway! Thank you!!
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Barbara. Hope you enjoy the story when you read it. Good luck.

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  6. This is going to be a great read! Excellent description of the struggles and results of decisions that one has to make in life.

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    1. My email address is mead66@hotmail.com.

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  7. Hi,I would love to win this book ,it sounds very interesting.I've read details about it ,read reviews and differents comments,sounds great.Thanks Linda Dianne Stowe My E-mail is linda.stowe@att.net

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    1. Hey LINDA, good to see you drop by. All the best in the draw.

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  8. Wow, that looks sooooooooooo good!! Even if I don't win, it's a MUST for my Kindle. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book. Many thanks for the wonderful review. God Bless

    Alyson King Jenkins

    Alyson_jen@msn.com

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    1. Thank you, Alyson! Maybe you win, maybe not. Hope you will get the story for you Kindle anyhow and enjoy it.

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  9. This is a wonderful review, Marian!! And the story sounds so compelling...the desire between two brothers and a father left at home, waiting for word from the war. I can imagine that bringing Thomas home carries more than one meaning. Thanks for the great review.
    Joy Ross Davis
    jessarb@aol.com

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    1. This really is a compelling read, Joy. My first, but certainly not last story by Sarah.

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  10. Great review Marian. I love Sarah's books, so would be very happy if I were to win this book. .

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  11. I haven't read the review yet, since this was a fly day for me, but I want to be in the drawing and will come back tomorrow or Monday to read the review...have to get to bed now!

    Vicki vmarney(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. Never mind--I couldn't resist and read it now. ;-D It Does sound like an interesting book and I can'ti wait to read it--I just have to get buy on all my other kajillion books too! Someday...but a free copy would get me closer. ;-)
    Vick

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    1. LOL, Vicki! Thanks for reading my review and all the best in the drawing! :D

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  13. Love this - it sounds great! Great review - I always have a soft spot for anything Gettysburg.
    Susan P

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    1. Good to hear that, Susan! I'm also writing a story partially set in Gettysburg. :)
      Good luck in the contest.

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  14. That's a great review. I'd love to find out more. Plainfancy4@yahoo4@yahoo.com. maria thomas

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  15. This sounds great! I love stories about the Civil War! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. Now that is an unusual story about the Amish, especially when they are not ones to go to battle. It will be one I don't want to miss! Sonja.nishimoto@gmail.com

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  17. The WINNER is Alyson King Jenkins.
    Congrats, Alyson!!

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