Author: Barry Denenberg
Summary: This book is about a girl named Emma Simpson and her life during the Civil war.The story takes place in Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A in 1864. She was enjoying her wealthy, peaceful life until the Civil war stared. She never really understood the happiness of having a family close by then.
Right after the war stared, the men in her family and Tally(the person she loves) goes off to war . As the war goes on, she experiences several dramatic changes in her life-like losing her family and her house being used as headquarters by the Yankees . But she never gives up and waits for the person she loves.She tries to keep in contact by sending him letters .Can she and her family survive through the war? and will Tally come back? Read the book to find out!
Comments: This book is very unique because it is written in Emma Simpson’s diary form. You can understand what the war might have been like from Emma’s view. If you like this book, I would recommend other books by “Dear America” and “My name is America”