Review: SARAH’S GROUND by Ann Rinaldi

Diary of an Eccentric reviewed Sarah’s Ground by Ann Rinaldi for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge 2011.  Here’s an excerpt:

Mount Vernon, the Virginia plantation and family home of George Washington, was the only neutral ground during the American Civil War.  I had the pleasure of touring the home and the grounds more than a decade ago, so it was interesting to read about the home when it was being restored and war was being waged all around it.  Sarah’s Ground is based on the true story of Sarah Tracy, a young woman from New York who took a job at the estate as a caretaker of sorts.  Ann Rinaldi used historical information in Sarah’s letters to Miss Cunningham of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association in writing the book, but Rinaldi imagined much of Sarah’s story because her journals and other papers from her years at Mount Vernon were destroyed after the war when her home near Fairfax burned.

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Review: SARAH’S GROUND by Ann Rinaldi

Becky’s Book Reviews reviewed Sarah’s Ground by Ann Rinaldi for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge 2011.  Here’s an excerpt:

I thought the story was interesting. While I didn’t love this one, I was never bored by it. I may not think it the best book ever written about the Civil War, but I did think it worth the read. I learned a few things I didn’t know, for example. And so I would recommend it to fans of historical fiction, of the civil war era in particular.

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