I Shall Be Near to You

I Shall Be Near to You

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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An extraordinary novel about a strong-willed woman who disguises herself as a man in order to fight beside her husband in the Civil War, inspired by a real female soldier's letters home Rosetta doesn't want her new husband Jeremiah to enlist, but he joins up, hoping to make enough money that they'll be able to afford their own farm someday. Though she's always worked by her father's side as the son he never had, now that Rosetta is a wife she's told her place is inside with the other women. But Rosetta decides her true place is with Jeremiah, no matter what that means, and to be with him she cuts off her hair, hems an old pair of his pants, and signs up as a Union soldier. Rosetta drills with the men, prepares herself for battle, and faces the tension as her husband comes to grips with having a fighting wife. Fearing discovery of her secret, Rosetta's strong will clashes with Jeremiah's as their marriage is tested by war.
Publisher: [New York] :, Books on Tape,, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780804193993
0804193991
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 20 min., 04 sec.)) :,digital
Additional Contributors: Ryan, Allyson 1976-

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