I’ve sewn as far as I can tonight --- I’m out of my pre-cut cheddar squares for my leader/ender bow-ties and it’s a good time to slow it down, pack it up, and get things ready for heading home tomorrow!
I wanted to pass this freebie on to you since so many quilters who are in love with civil war era quilts, also love reading civil war based books……and I’m one of those quilters too! I love history ---and this one is right up my alley.
They Met at Shiloh by Phillip Bryant has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 10 customer reviews. I received an email from the author saying this book would be free through May 24th.
Category: Historical Fiction
Pittsburg Landing was a place at peace—one that never expected to be the site for one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. Peace is shattered as Confederate and Federal troops meet on the fields and farms surrounding a tiny Methodist church. In the midst of death and destruction, friendships form as four soldiers struggle to survive the battle.
Forced to leave his position as minister, Phillip Pearson knows his life is in danger, but not just from the Confederates. The Harper family, incensed at Pearson’s refusal to bury a philandering son, has a vendetta against him that is played out on the battlefield.
Demoted from his command by a West Point graduate, Capt.Michael Greirson is forced to choose between ambition and duty.
When a bumbling youth becomes his shadow, Private Robert Mitchell gains an unlikely friend—something that has been missing from his life. Afraid to trust, he is forced to confront those fears and depend on others in the heat of battle.
War is an adventure to Private Stephen Murdoch and his best friend, William Banks. For months they dream of the glory of war before volunteering together. On the eve of battle, they sense something momentous is about to happen. Their idealistic views fade in the blood of their fallen comrades.
As we celebrate the 150th anniversary in April 2012, Phillip Bryant provides a fresh look at the battle from the personal perspective of four men among the armies of panicked soldiers who marched and faced off against one another, ill-suited for infantry combat at close range but forced by fate and necessity at the Battle of Shiloh.
I just downloaded my copy and it was still free ---but double check before purchasing to be sure it still is for you – who knows how long these will be available for free before they start to charge.