Brothers Blue & Gray by Ellen Gray Massey

Brothers Blue & Gray

byEllen Gray Massey

Kobo ebook | February 4, 2015

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The Civil War has broken out in Missouri and Lettie Worthington won't take sides--though she has a brother fighting in each army and a fiancé with a guerrilla band sympathetic to the South. Not involved in the conflict, Lettie deals with her own struggles and hardships at home, and with the help of former slaves, she saves her family's hemp and tobacco farm. Upon learning that both brothers were in the Battle of Lexington, twenty miles west, she leaves the farm and paddles a skiff up the Missouri River to find them.

Title:Brothers Blue & GrayFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 4, 2015Publisher:Goldminds Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Missouri's Civil War tore many families apart This great book is about a family living in Southwest Missouri during the time of the Civil War. Missouri held an unusual place in history as a state divided in it’s loyalty between the North and South. The conflict caused heartache and misery. It was brother against brother and friends and neighbors against each other. The Gray family lives on a Southern style plantation named Riverview, because it borders the Missouri River. The family is torn apart when one brother enlists in the Confederate Army and the other takes a stand with the Union. Nineteen year old sister, Lettie, and her ailing father, are left behind to keep the plantation going. Letty’s emotions are in a terrible conflict as she attempts to be loyal to both of her brothers. Many hardships, financial ruin, deaths and suspicions seem to be everywhere. Letty is the heroine of the book due to her bravery, strength of character and love for her family. She is a strong female who is a great role model for all women. The book is a mix of historical facts and fiction. I found it to be a terrific read, and I learned many facts about Missouri’s place in this tragic war, where more men died than in any other conflict in the history of mankind. I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the Civil War, and also to those who enjoy drama mixed with historical facts. It is a very fine work.
Date published: 2015-05-15