Sunday, November 13, 2011
The Lincoln Letter…Review
A new author Gretchen Elhassani has just published her very first book titled: “The Lincoln Letter.” It is in the historical/fiction category.
It is set in the present time but takes you back to the Civil War era of the Battle of Gettysburg. Michelle along with her son, Aidan and her father Bob are Civil War Union reenactors. Upon their arrival to the battle field Michelle purchases a very old diary. Within the diary (hidden) is a letter that was written by President Abraham Lincoln. Michelle and her father have no idea it is there.
Three men who are Confederate reenactors or are they; show up looking for the diary that they know Michelle just purchased. They know it will lead them to the letter but have no idea that the letter is sealed within the diary. Michelle, Aidan and Bob are taken on an adventure along with several of Bob’s reenactor friends where it is once again Confederate vs Union, life vs death.
The Lincoln Letter is a wonderful book and an easy read. I personally thought it started out fun and exciting then it dragged just a tad but you wouldn’t of known who Jim was if his childhood wasn’t included within the story. As the story goes on you won’t want to put the book down. Then towards the end it was so touching I had a tear. If you are a mother reading this book you will understand why. You will be drawn right into the story.
If you are a Civil War history buff or historian I highly recommend The Lincoln Letter. Gretchen Elhassani has done a wonderful job with her first book.
You can visit Gretchen Elhassani webiste here.