Thursday, December 17, 2009

Review: A Blue and Gray Christmas by Joan Medlicott

A Blue and Gray Christmas
When an old box is discovered in Grace, Amelia, and Hannah's backyard, they are intrigued to discover it contains letters and diaries from two soldiers during the Civil War. As they read these letters, they become quite touched by their contents and hope to bring together a reunion of the descendants of these soldiers. Some obstacles lie in their path, however. Will they acheive their goal?

I thought the premise of this book was so interesting. I love the idea of finding history like that which reflects the true life and times of the people. And while I did find the letters and the history interesting, the present day part bored me. I should mention this is the holiday installment in a series, so I was a bit lost as to who the characters were and why they all lived together even though some of them were married! I think there were storylines carried over from other books that I didn't really care about but may have been interesting to long time readers of the series. And I didn't really think the book was a heavy holiday book at all.

So while this was a relatively quick and easy read, I suspect I will forget it quite soon.

Rating: 3.75/5
Source of Book: Received for Review from Publisher
Publisher: Pocket Books (Simon and Schuster)

On the theme of war, today's Christmas song is the ever heartbreaking, "I'll Be Home for Christmas"



bermudaonion said...

I won't get to this before Christmas and once Christmas is over, books like this don't interest me. Maybe I'll look for it next Christmas.

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