Joan Medlicott

  • Pub. Date: November 2009
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
  • Series: Ladies of Covington Series  book 9
  • ISBN-13: 9781416597353
  • ISBN: 1416597352

Author’s Website:

Joan Medlicott.com

From the Publisher


When a rusty old tin box is unearthed at the Covington Homestead, longtime housemates Grace, Amelia, and Hannah discover that it contains letters and diaries written by two Civil War soldiers, one Union and one Confederate.

The friends are captivated by the drama revealed. The soldiers were found dying on a nearby battlefi eld by an old woman. She nursed them back to health, hiding them from bounty hunters seeking deserters. At the end of the war the men chose to stay in Covington, caring for their rescuer as she grew frail. But while their lives were rich, they still felt homesick and guilty for never contacting the families they’d left behind.

Christmas is coming, and the letters inspire Amelia with a generous impulse. What if she and her friends were to fi nd the two soldiers’ descendants and invite them to Covington to meet? What better holiday gift could there be than the truth about these two heroic men and their dramatic shared fate? With little time left, the ladies spring into action to track down the men’s families in Connecticut and the Carolinas, and to make preparations in Covington for their most memorable, most historic Christmas yet.

A BLUE AND GRAY CHRISTMAS by Joan Medlicott is a fiction title. This book is full of Civil Was history and shows the atrocities the soldiers, as in any war faced, through their diaries and letters. It shows the connections to ones past and their genelogical connections. Although, this book was not to my taste it is an interesting story. A little slow for me and I had trouble getting into the story and the characters. If you like this kind of story it would be great. There is really know romance, but two of the secondary characters connect.  

Reviewed by AAR

Rating:  3  

*As a note this book is not marketed as a romance and is part of a series.*

This book was recieved for review from the publisher.

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In this stunning holiday story, a cache of Civil War-era letters and diaries sweeps the ladies of Covington up into a dramatic and heartwarming historical saga that inspires them to plan an unforgettable Christmas for two families forever changed by war.