➼ I Shall be Near to You Free ➲ Author Erin Lindsay McCabe – Bassgrotto.co.uk

I Shall be Near to You An Extraordinary Novel About A Strong Willed Woman Who Disguises Herself As A Man In Order To Fight Beside Her Husband, Inspired By The Letters Of A Remarkable Female Soldier Who Fought In The Civil War 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 With The Army Desperate For Recruits, Rosetta Has No Trouble Volunteering, Although She Faces An Incredulous Husband She Drills With The Men, Proves She Can Be As Good A Soldier As Anyone, And Deals With The Tension As Her Husband Comes To Grips With Having A Fighting Wife Rosetta S Strong Will Clashes With Jeremiah S While Their Marriage Is Tested By Broken Conventions, Constant Danger, And War, And She Fears Discovery Of Her Secret Even As They Fight For Their Future, And For Their Lives Inspired By Than 250 Documented Accounts Of The Women Who Fought In The Civil War While Disguised As Men, I Shall Be Near To You Is The Intimate Story, In Rosetta S Powerful And Gorgeous Voice, Of The Drama Of Marriage, One Woman S Amazing Exploits, And The Tender Love Story That Can Unfold When Two Partners Face Life S Challenges Side By Side.


10 thoughts on “I Shall be Near to You

  1. says:

    It has taken me weeks to try to write this review, simply because I m not a good enough writer to put into words how strongly this book affected me This is one of THOSE books the kind you can t get anything else done until you finish it the kind that makes you convinced that Jeremiah and Rosetta are a part of your life the kind of book you sneak away at work to take bathroom breaks because you just can t stop reading the kind that leaves you at an absolute loss as to what to do with yours It has taken me weeks to try to write this review, simply because I m not a good enough writer to put into words how strongly this book affected me This is one of THOSE books the kind you can t get anything else done until you finish it the kind that makes you convinced that Jeremiah and Rosetta are a part of your life the kind of book you sneak away at work to take bathroom breaks because you just can t stop reading the kind that leaves you at an absolute loss as to what to do with yourself when it s over.It s hard to pinpoint exactly why...


  2. says:

    It s 1862 and Jeremiah Wakefield is off to fight for the Union leaving his newlywed bride behind without a proper parting goodbye Distressed by his absence, and unwilling to succumb to menial womanly chores delegated by her nit picking mother in law after only two days, the proud and strong willed Rosetta proceeds to cut off her hair, disguise herself in manly clothes and join up to be with her man.Inspired by real people and events, McCabe does...


  3. says:

    3.5 Based on actual letters and reports from thethan 250 woman who fought disguised as men on both sides, during the Civil War.Rosetta is a memorable character, she comes from a poor but hardworking family and Jeremiah is her one true love.They have hopes of moving to Nebraska and buying their own farm The 150.00 sign up fee for joining is his motivation for joining up For Rosettathere are many other reasons.In this novel we gain the female perspective on going to war, the hardships of 3.5 Based on actual letters and reports from thethan 250 woman who fought disguised as men on both sides, during the Civil War.Rosetta is a memorable character, she comes from a poor b...


  4. says:

    4 stars It was great I loved it Based on historical facts and letters surrounding at least 250 women that disguised themselves as men to fight and serve in the Civil war, Erin McCabe has created a memorable story about a woman who follows her husband into war quite against his wishes The heroine, Rosetta, is based loosely on the real lifestory of Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, who inspired the feisty and strong willed framework upon which the fictional character is built The novel was very atmos 4 stars It was great I loved it Based on historical facts and letters surrounding at least 250 women that disguised themselves as men to fight and serve in the Civil war, Erin McCabe has created a memorable story about a woman who follows her husband into war quite against his wishes The heroine, Rosetta, is based loosely on the real lifestory of Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, who inspired the feisty and strong willed framework upon which the fictional character is built The novel was very atmospheric and made for a quick read There are times that the main characters husband and wife have very heated arguments, and the author captured those emotions and wro...


  5. says:

    His arms pull me tight against his chest and I bury my face in his shoulder He shakes and it is dark enough I can still say I ain t ever seen him cry My heart goes to cracking wide open, but at least I am alive to feel it I am a different kind of woman now, a wife who knows what this war really is At least I am part of this war, part of the things Jeremiah s done here, things that will always be hiding somewhere in his heart New York, 1862 Rosetta marries her childhood sweetheart just His arms pull me tight against his chest and I bury my face in his shoulder He shakes and it is dark enough I can still say I ain t ever seen him cry My heart goes to cracking wide open, but at least I am alive to feel it I am a different kind of woman now, a wife who knows what this war really is At least I am part of this war, part of the things Jeremiah s done here, things that will always be hiding somewhere in his heart New York, 1862 Rosetta marries her childhood sweetheart just before he leaves to enlist with the Union Army Jeremiah is naive and optimistic about the war, thinking ...


  6. says:

    The concept of this book is a really cool one a girl following her husband and joining up with the Union Army during the Civil War Potentially awesome However, I feel that this book failed to live up to its potential in every possible way.First off, this isn t a new idea people have known for quite some time now that during the American Civil War or the War Between the States, if ...


  7. says:

    New York during the Civil War Our narrator Rosetta Stone helps her family out on their farm, she is brutally honest, headstrong, and independent When her new husband enlists, her heart breaks open She feels alone and disconnected She decides to chop off her hair, put on some slacks, and heads for Utica to enlist alongside her husband.As the war goes on, Ross Stone goes through deaths, sickness, gore, shooting, and surprises At times, this novel pulled on my emotions, but ultimately, di New York during the Civil War Our narrator Rosetta Stone helps her family out on their farm, she is brutally honest, headstrong, and...


  8. says:

    Jeremiah Wakefield had a dream of buying a farm in Nebraska When the call went up in his upper New York town to join the Union army, he enlisted to earn the money needed His newlywed wife Rosetta was a strong girl who had grown up helping her father on their farm since he had no sons to work the fields She loved working outdoors, preferring it to traditional women s work A few days after Jeremiah left for training, she decided to disguise herself as a man and join him as a Union soldier The Jeremiah Wakefield had a dream of buying a farm in Nebraska When the call went up in his upper New York town to join the Union army, he enlisted to earn the money needed His newlywed wife Rosetta was a strong girl who had grown up helping her father on their farm since he had no sons to work the fields She loved working outdoors, preferring it to traditional women s work A few days after Jeremiah left for training, she decided to disguise herself as a man and join him as a U...


  9. says:

    Setting Civil War Era AmericaSteam Factor mildWhen Rosetta Wakefield s husband Jeremiah, enlists with the Union Army there is no way she is going to be left behind So disguising herself as a man and renaming herself Ross Stone she joins alongside Jeremiah and his buddies Of course their marriage and their abilities are then strongly tested as the couple moves from training drills to the full fledged battles as the Wa...


  10. says:

    Loved Rosetta, and i was fascinated to learn that this novel was based loosely on a real Rosetta s experiences as a woman disguised as a man fighting in the Civil War Enjoyed