Review: FIXIN’ THINGS: A NOVEL OF THE WOMEN OF GETTYSBURG by Peggy Ullman Bell

Some participants do not have blogs of their own, but we like to give them an opportunity to express their opinions about the books they read for the reading challenges.

In this case, Reva has sent along a few words on her recent read for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge. She read Fixin’ Things: A Novel of the Women of Gettysburg by Peggy Ullman Bell.

Here’s what she had to say:

4 stars. I was surprised to discover 3 LGBT characters in this snapshot of 3 days in the lives of the townspeople of Gettysburg. No bandages, little food, 14,000 dead and wounded soldiers to feed and care for in a town shot up like swiss cheese. Desperation brought out the best in some, the worst in some and, some lost touch with reality or just died from fatigue and heartbreak.

The Kindle edition is poorly formatted but, the story is well worth the effort.

Thanks, Reva, for sharing your thoughts.

**Attention participants:  Remember to email us a link to your reviews, and we’ll post them here so we can see what everyone is reading!**

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